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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
34-28 7-3 W2
32-29 6-4 L2
29-34 5-5 L1
26-35 4-6 L3
26-37 3-7 W1

2023 Pitching

STATS IP
Innings Pitched
W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 31.2 2 1 5.97 19 10

Top Adam Wainwright News

  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Hangs around for 5.1 frames

    Wainwright didn't factor in the decision against Texas on Monday, allowing three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three batters over 5.1 innings.

    This was by no means a virtuoso performance for the veteran, but he rebounded from a three-run second frame to give the Cardinals decent length and allow them to stay competitive. Wainwright needed 106 pitches to get through 5.1 innings, though he retired eight of the final 10 batters he faced to go out on a good note. The right-hander missed over the first month of the campaign due to a groin injury and hasn't quite found his footing since returning May 6, posting a 5.97 ERA, 1.74 WHIP and 19:10 K:BB through 31.2 innings.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Allows three runs in loss

    Wainwright (2-1) took the loss Monday, allowing three runs on nine hits and two walks over five innings during a 7-0 defeat to the Royals. He struck out six.

    Wainwright completed five innings for a fifth straight start to begin his 2023 campaign and struck out a season-high six, but he suffered his first loss as St. Louis' offense was blanked by Kansas City's pitching staff. The veteran has allowed multiple runs in each of his appearances since being activated off the injured list and sports an ugly 6.15 ERA with a 1.71 WHIP and 16:8 K:BB across 26.1 innings. Given his history with the organization, Wainwright's spot in the rotation is probably safe, at least for a little longer.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Bailed out by offense

    Wainwright (2-0) picked up the win in Tuesday's 8-5 victory over the Reds, coughing up five runs on eight hits and a walk over 5.2 innings. He struck out two.

    Five of the hits off Wainwright went for extra bases, including Matt McLain's first career big-league homer in the third inning, but fortunately for the veteran right-hander the Cardinals' offense was firing on all cylinders. Wainwright has given up at least four runs in each of his four starts so far this season, and he'll carry an ugly 6.33 ERA and 10:6 K:BB through 21.1 innings into his next outing, likely to come this weekend in Cleveland.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Starting Tuesday vs. Reds

    Wainwright will make his next start against the Reds on Tuesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Wainwright was originally penciled in to start Wednesday's contest against Cincinnati, but he'll be moved up to Tuesday. Matthew Liberatore could make the start Wednesday, but his availability for that outing will be determined by whether he's used in the bullpen against the Dodgers on Sunday or the Reds on Monday.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Posts solid outing

    Wainwright (1-0) earned the win Thursday, allowing five runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks over 5.2 innings against the Dodgers. He struck out one.

    Wainwright should have made it out of the sixth inning, but a Paul Goldschmidt error allowed the inning to continue and the Dodgers took advantage. An RBI single chased Wainwright before Freddie Freeman hit a grand slam off Genesis Cabrera. Fortunately for Wainwright's ERA and for fantasy managers, none of the three sixth-inning runs charged to him were earned. The 41-year-old has struggled through his first three starts of 2023 with a 5.74 ERA and 1.60 WHIP, and he has just eight strikeouts in 15.2 innings.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Next start coming Thursday

    Wainwright is now scheduled to make his next start Thursday versus the Dodgers, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Heading into the week, Wainwright was lined up to start Wednesday's series finale versus the Brewers, but the Cardinals are instead giving him and each of their other four starters an extra day of rest by calling up lefty Matthew Liberatore from Triple-A Memphis to get the ball against Milwaukee. The matchup change from the Brewers to the Dodgers amounts to a downgrade for Wainwright, but he'll still benefit from pitching at home rather than on the road.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Coughs up four runs

    Wainwright allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings during Friday's victory against the Red Sox. He struck out two and did not factor in the decision.

    Wainwright got through three scoreless frames before Boston broke through with a pair of runs in the fourth. He then served up back-to-back homers to Connor Wong and Enmanuel Valdez in the fifth. The veteran righty has been tagged with eight runs through 10 innings in his first two appearances of 2023. Wainwright will look for better results in his next start, which is projected to be at home against the Brewers next week.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Activated for season debut

    Wainwright (groin) was activated Saturday and will make his season debut against the Tigers.

    A groin strain sent Wainwright to the injured list to begin the season and will wind up costing him over a month. His 6.23 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in three rehab outings hardly inspire confidence, though those marks do come with a 13:2 K:BB. The 41-year-old righty maintained a respectable 3.71 ERA last season despite the fact that his strikeout rate dropped to 17.8 percent. Guillermo Zuniga was optioned in a corresponding move.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: No-decision in 2023 debut

    Wainwright didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Tigers, giving up four runs on eight hits over five-plus innings. He struck out five.

    Activated from the IL earlier in the day after completing his recovery from a groin injury, the 41-year-old gave St. Louis three scoreless frames in his season debut before beginning to fade, eventually getting pulled after 90 pitches (62 strikes) when he gave up back-to-back hits to lead off the sixth inning. Wainwright was still in position to pick up the win until Detroit tied it up in the seventh. The workload is encouraging, and despite his age he has thrown over 190 innings in each of the last two seasons, so Wainwright isn't expected to need extra rest between starts now that he's healthy. He'll likely take the mound for his second start of 2023 next weekend in Boston.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Brunswick, GA
Age: 41
Experience: 17
Bats/Throws: R, R