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June 15, 2021 12:48 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Posts quality start
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Wainwright didn't factor into the decision Monday against the Marlins despite allowing just two runs across six innings. He gave up four hits and three walks while fanning six.

The veteran hurler recorded his third straight quality start and has given up two or fewer runs in three of his last five outings. The 39-year-old right-hander has struggled with consistency a bit this season, but he's delivered far more strong performances than poor ones. He owns a 3.95 ERA on the season and is scheduled to pitch again during the upcoming weekend series on the road against Atlanta.

June 10, 2021 01:20 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Earns fourth win Wednesday
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Wainwright (4-5) allowed two earned runs on three hits while striking out six across seven innings, earning the win over Cleveland on Wednesday.

Wainwright struggled to get going in the first inning, surrendering a pair of runs on three hits. However, the veteran was dominant from there, retiring every batter he faced through the next six innings except Bradley Zimmer in the fifth frame when Wainwright struck him with a pitch. The 39-year-old has turned in many solid performances like this one in 2021, although a couple got away from him as well. He has a 4.03 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 73.2 innings.

June 4, 2021 03:56 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Takes loss against Reds
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Wainwright (3-5) allowed three earned runs on eight hits while striking out four across seven innings, taking the loss to the Reds on Thursday.

Wainwright allowed three runs across in the first two innings, capped off by Jesse Winker's two-run bomb in the second frame. Despite the mediocre start, the veteran settled in to pitch five scoreless frames before being relieved to start the eighth inning. Thursday was his second start this season where he didn't issue any walks. The 39-year-old has a 4.19 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 61 strikeouts in 66.2 innings.

May 30, 2021 11:16 AM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Posts third win
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Wainwright (3-4) won Saturday's game against Arizona, going five innings and allowing four runs on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts in a 7-4 victory.

Wainwright cruised through the game's first four innings but allowed a Stephen Vogt two-run home run in the fifth and another two runs in the sixth before being removed. The veteran is a decent option with the potential to post super outings on occasion in his age-39 season.

May 24, 2021 02:28 AM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Eight innings of one-hit ball
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Wainwright went eight innings Sunday against the Cubs, allowing no runs on one hit and a walk with seven strikeouts in a 2-1 loss. He received a no-decision.

Wainwright dominated Chicago all game, but St. Louis was unable to muster any runs until the 10th inning, when it was too late. The 39-year-old has alternated poor and excellent outings this month and remains a risk/reward streamer as a result.

May 19, 2021 08:28 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Start moved to Sunday
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Wainwright will start Sunday's game against the Cubs, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The 39-year-old last pitched Saturday against the Padres and will receive some extra rest before retaking the mound with Carlos Martinez (ankle) and Miles Mikolas (shoulder) returning from the injured list to start the first two games versus the Cubs. Wainwright has a 4.63 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 44:15 K:BB through 46.2 innings (eight starts) this season.

May 16, 2021 04:56 AM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Hit hard Saturday
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Wainwright (2-4) took the loss against San Diego on Saturday as a result of allowing six runs on eight hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out two.

Wainwright did not have great control in the contest, as he threw only 52 of 92 pitches for strikes. However, his biggest problem was the long ball -- he allowed three home runs, accounting for five of the eight runs scored against him. The right-hander's start was his poorest since he yielded six runs across 2.2 innings in his first start of the campaign. He'll carry a less-than-desirable 4.63 ERA into his next start, which is tentatively scheduled to come at home against the Cubs on Friday.

May 10, 2021 03:00 AM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Fires 8.1 shutout innings
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Wainwright (2-3) allowed three hits and three walks over 8.1 shutout frames Sunday, striking out five and earning a win over Colorado.

Wainwright turned in his best performance of the season and picked up a second straight win for his efforts. The veteran righty allowed runners in scoring position on multiple occasions Sunday but was able to escape every jam unscathed. He lowered his season ERA to 3.80 with a 42:12 K:BB across 42.2 frames. Wainwright is lined up to take the mound in San Diego next weekend.

May 4, 2021 02:12 AM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Hangs on for first win
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Wainwright (1-3) picked up the win in Monday's 6-5 victory over the Mets, coughing up five runs on seven hits and three walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out five.

All the scoring in the game came in the first three innings and Wainwright appeared to be on the ropes after Kevin Pillar took him deep in the third, but the veteran right-hander righted the ship after the Cards gave him a lead in the bottom half of the frame. Wainwright tossed 66 of 93 pitches for strikes, and he'll take a 4.72 ERA and 37:9 K:BB through 34.1 innings into his next outing.

May 3, 2021 03:52 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Activated ahead of start
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Wainwright was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Monday ahead of his scheduled start against the Mets.

Wainwright had been sidelined since Thursday following a positive test for a family member, but he's evidently cleared health and safety protocols and is ready to go. The 39-year-old has looked good through five starts this season, combining a career-high 26.4 percent strikeout rate and a 5.0 percent walk rate en route to a respectable 4.08 ERA, a number which could be significantly lower according to his 3.19 xFIP. Austin Dean was optioned in a corresponding move.

April 30, 2021 03:48 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Headed to COVID-19 list
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Wainwright will be placed on the COVID-19 injured list after a family member tested positive, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.

The move is said to be precautionary, though Wainwright will not travel with the team for its weekend series in Pittsburgh. Assuming he tests negative, the team is hopeful that he will be able to take the mound Monday against the Mets.

April 26, 2021 11:48 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Goes distance in loss
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Wainright (0-3) fired a complete game Monday, allowing two runs on six hits and taking the loss against Philadelphia. He struck out eight across nine innings.

Wainwright kept the Phillies off the board for the first six innings, letting just three runners on base and inducing two double plays. He coughed up a solo shot to Rhys Hoskins in the seventh to break the 0-0 tie and later served up a ninth-inning blast to Hoskins. The 39-year-old righty took the unfortunate loss but lowered his season ERA to 4.08 across 28.2 innings. Wainwright will take the mound in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

April 21, 2021 11:28 AM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Strikes out 10
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Wainwright allowed one run on five hits and a walk while striking out 10 over seven innings but did not pick up a decision in Tuesday's 3-2 loss against the Nationals.

Wainwright turned back the clock Tuesday with an absolute masterpiece. It was his first double-digit strikeout performance since May 28, 2019. His one major mistake came in the sixth inning, when he left a first-pitch curveball hanging that was lifted into the seats in right by Josh Bell to give the Nationals 1-0 lead. It was a much-needed bounce-back game for the 39-year-old after he lost two of his first three starts while giving up 10 runs through just 12.2 innings. He'll look to build on this outing in a home game against the Phillies on Monday.

April 14, 2021 06:32 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Dealt second loss Wednesday
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Wainwright (0-2) took the loss Wednesday versus the Nationals after surrendering four runs (three earned) on seven hits with seven strikeouts and two walks across five innings.

The veteran right-hander never had much of a chance to avoid being charged with the loss Wednesday, as the Cardinals didn't score a run and mustered only five hits. Wainwright has allowed 11 runs (10 earned) on 19 hits with a 14:4 K:BB over 12.2 innings through three starts, and he'll have another matchup with Washington early next week.

April 8, 2021 10:40 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Strikes out six in no-decision
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Wainwright allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out six across five innings in Thursday's win over the Brewers. He did not factor in the decision.

Wainwright's only earned run came when Keston Hiura scored from second base on a pickoff attempt in the third inning. Thursday's outing looked much better than Wainwright's first start, when he allowed six earned runs in 2.2 innings against the Reds. The veteran got six swinging strikeouts, showing that he was more comfortable with his command against the Brewers. The righty will look for his first win of the season in his next start against the Nationals.

April 3, 2021 08:52 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Allows six runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wainwright (0-1) gave up six runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out one batter over 2.2 innings in a loss to the Reds on Saturday.

After cruising through the first two frames, Wainwright gave up a six-spot in the third. Nothing was hit particularly hard after Tucker Barnhart's two-run homer early in the inning, so the line was probably uglier than Wainwright deserved, although it can't all be chalked up to "bad luck." The 39-year-old's declining strikeout rate leaves him susceptible to BABIP variance and volatility. Up next is a home start against the Brewers.

March 31, 2021 10:36 AM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Bumpy final spring start
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Wainwright allowed two earned runs on three hits and a walk over 2.2 innings in a Grapefruit League tie with the Mets on Monday. He struck out one.

In his final tune-up before a scheduled turn in the second game of the regular season Saturday against the Reds, Wainwright worked up to 47 pitches. He threw 31 for strikes but also got tagged for a pair of doubles in what was his most hittable outing of a very strong spring overall. Even factoring in Monday's uneven performance, the 39-year-old wrapped up Grapefruit League play with a 2.42 ERA, .156 BAA and 0.72 WHIP across 22.1 innings covering six starts.

March 25, 2021 02:52 AM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Stellar against Nationals
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Wainwright allowed an earned run on two hits and a walk over six innings in a Grapefruit League tie with the Nationals on Tuesday, He struck out seven.

Wainwright worked up to 76 pitches in what projects as his penultimate spring turn, and likely his last one of comparable duration. The right-hander now has a 1.83 ERA over 19.2 innings this spring and lines up to take the ball after Opening Day starter Jack Flaherty against the Reds in the first series of the regular season.

March 18, 2021 08:16 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Shows well again Wednesday
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Wainwright allowed two earned runs on five hits and a walk over 4.2 innings in a Grapefruit League tie with the Astros on Wednesday. He struck out four.

The veteran right-hander entered Wednesday's start with three brilliant Grapefruit League outings already under his belt, so the two runs he allowed in the fourth and fifth innings were actually an outlier for Wainwright this spring. Although he battled more adversity against Houston than in any of his first three trips to the mound, Zachary Silver of reports that may have been a blessing in disguise for the 39-year-old in terms of getting him battle tested. "More the same of Waino. He got tested a little bit more tonight, which is probably good to get out there and get out of the stretch more," manager Mike Shildt said.

March 13, 2021 02:48 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Twirls another spring gem
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Wainwright allowed just a hit and a walk over four scoreless innings in a Grapefruit League win over the Astros on Friday. He struck out three.

The veteran right-hander worked up to 41 pitches and found the strike zone on 25 of them, lowering his spring ERA to 1.00 in the process. One of the most encouraging aspects of Wainwright's spring is the life and stamina of his 39-year-old arm, with Zachary Silver of relaying Wainwright apparently still had plenty left in the tank Friday. "Got through four, and he goes, 'I can go nine tonight,'" manager Mike Shildt said.

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Brunswick, GA
St. Louis Cardinals

MLB Experience:

2009: NL Gold Glove-SP
2013: NL Gold Glove-SP