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50 Adam Wainwright SP

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May 4, 2021 02:12 AM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Hangs on for first win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 8, 2021 06:12 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Remains dominant in second turn
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wainwright allowed an earned run on one hit over three innings while recording five strikeouts in a Grapefruit League win over the Astros on Sunday.

The veteran right-hander is operating with a near-flawless spring ledger thus far, allowing just Sunday's hit and run over five innings while recording six strikeouts overall. Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Wainwright worked up to 44 pitches Sunday, mixing a 90 mph fastball with a curve that consistently sat between 70 mph and 73 mph and commenting after the game that he was particularly pleased with how much life his offerings had.

March 3, 2021 07:32 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Flawless in first spring appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wainwright looked sharp while throwing 20 pitches across two scoreless innings during Tuesday's scoreless tie with the Marlins in Grapefruit League action, Zachary Silver of reports.

The veteran right-hander utilized his trademark curveball with plenty of success during the outing, keeping the pitch below 70 mph while frequently flummoxing Marlins hitters. Wainwright contemplated retirement a couple of offseasons ago, only to churn out 14 wins in 2019. He returned to St. Louis on a one-year deal for 2021 after a rock-solid 2020 campaign that included a 5-3 record, 3.15 ERA and 1.05 WHIP, the latter pair of figures qualifying as his best since 2015.

January 28, 2021 07:12 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Returns to Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wainwright agreed to a contract with the Cardinals on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Wainwright has spent his entire 15-year career in St. Louis and will return on what is believed to be a one-year deal. He is coming off of a strong 2020 campaign, when he maintained a 3.15 ERA across 65.2 frames. Wainwright should be penciled into the back end of the Cardinals' rotation heading into his age-39 season.

October 2, 2020 07:04 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Lasts 3.1 innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wainwright didn't factor in the decision in Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Round against the Padres after allowing two runs on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks over 3.1 innings.

The veteran right-hander was staked an early 4-0 lead and held the Friars off the board through three frames, but he ran into trouble during the fourth inning. It's an underwhelming performance in what could be his final outing of the season, as the Cardinals will need to win Game 3 on Friday if Wainwright is to pitch again in 2020.

September 29, 2020 10:20 AM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Slated for Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wainwright will start Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series on Thursday against the Padres, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

Wainwright finished the 2020 regular season with a 3.15 ERA, his lowest ERA since the 2015 campaign, when he hurled just 28 innings. The veteran right-hander will take the mound against a San Diego team that managed to lock up the No. 4 seed during the regular season.

September 27, 2020 11:20 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Takes tough loss Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wainwright (5-3) allowed three runs on eight hits (two home runs) and a walk while striking out three across 6.2 innings Saturday as he was dealt the loss against the Brewers.

Wainwright was humming along until the fourth when he surrendered back-to-back solo home runs to Ryan Braun and Daniel Vogelbach that give the Brewers a 2-0 lead. He was able to keep them off the board until the seventh, when Omar Narvaez singled home Orlando Arcia to extend the Brewers' lead to 3-0. Saturday's loss marked the first time that Wainwright has dropped consecutive starts this season; however, the veteran has enjoyed a nice bounceback campaign in which he posted a 3.15 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 54:15 K:BB across 65.2 regular-season innings.

September 22, 2020 12:16 AM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Falls to 5-2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wainwright (5-2) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks over 5.2 innings Monday, striking out seven and taking the loss against Kansas City.

Wainwright started out sharp, cruising through four shutout innings to start the evening. He yielded a run in the fifth before coughing up three hits, two walks, and two runs in the sixth before he was yanked. The 39-year-old righty is sporting a 3.05 ERA and 51:14 K:BB. Wainwright will make his final regular-season start this weekend at home against Milwaukee.

September 16, 2020 07:44 PM
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Goes distance, improves to 5-1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wainwright (5-1) picked up the win while tossing a complete game (seven innings) in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Brewers, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk. He struck out nine.

The veteran right-hander fell behind 2-0 early on Keston Hiura's two-run homer in the first. Those would be the only two runs he would allow, however, as he settled in to fan nine in a complete-game victory. Wainwright has now logged a quality start in each of his last four outings, allowing just nine earned runs and striking out 28 across 28.1 innings during that span. He will look to stay on a roll when he takes the ball Monday in Kansas City.

Last 7 Games
05/03vs NYMW 6-515.27535
04/26vs PHIL 1-219.06208
04/20@ WASL 2-37.051110
04/14vs WASL 0-615.07327
04/08vs MILW 3-15.05126
04/03@ CINL 6-912.27611
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Brunswick, GA
St. Louis Cardinals

MLB Experience:

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