St. Louis Cardinals
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Name  Adam Wainwright
Born  8/30/1981
Height  6-7
Weight  230
Number  50
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
1/18/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, who had his ligament "trimmed" in his right elbow last October, was playing catch, according to a St.Louis Dispatch report.
Insight: Wainwright will likely be lightly tested in the preseason, but is expected to be ready for Opening Day. He went 20-9 last season with a career-best 2.38 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. He has averaged 226 1/3 IP and 18.4 wins over the past five seasons so he's been an innings-eater as well as an elite starter.
10/24/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had his ligament "trimmed" in his right elbow according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. UPDATE: St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Wainwright had his cartilage "trimmed", not the ligament in his right elbow.
Insight: General manager John Mozeliak said Wainwright should be able to throw in six weeks, so the procedure would not affect his availability for next season. He likely wasn't going to throw much this offseason anyway, and the Cardinals were already planning to limit Wainwright's work next preseason.
10/8/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: Cardinals manager Mike Matheny plans to start Adam Wainwright in Game 1 of the NLCS but will have Lance Lynn read as an alternative if Wainwright runs into trouble early in the game according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Wainwright was bothered by a "dead arm" back in August, but the ace looked like he was over the dead arm when he won all five of his starts in September. It has apparently returned and many have speculated Wainwright has tendinitis in his right elbow. Therefore, Matheny has Lynn ready in case Wainwright does not feel 100 percent. Wainwright did not pitch well in Game 1 of the NLDS, allowing six runs in 4 1/3 innings.
10/5/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Saturday that is it unlikely that ace Adam Wainwright would return on short rest to pitch Game 4 of the NLDS.
Insight: Matheny also said he "wouldn't rule it out", but it also seems unlikely since Wainwright struggled so much in Game 1. Wainwright would be available to pitch Game 5 if the series went that far.
10/3/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright cannot make it through five innings during Game 1 of NLDS.
Insight: Heading into the game, almost everybody assumed this game would be a pitching duel. That was simply not the case. Wainwright lasted only 4 1/3 innings, giving up six runs on 11 hits and one walk, while striking out five. St. Louis' offense saved him however, from getting the loss, as they pulled at a 10-9 win. Wainwright will look to bounce back next time out.
9/28/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright did not pitch Sunday against Arizona.
Insight: With Pittsburgh losing earlier, the Cardinals wrapped up ther NL Central, allowing Wainwright to rest. Four relievers combined for the 1-0 win, with Justin Masterson earning the victory. Wainwright will start Game 1 of the Divisional Series.
Hot9/28/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright will try to clinch NL Central for St. Louis on Sunday.
Insight: They can do it with a win or a Pirates loss. The Cardinals have the guy they want on the mound, as Wainwright is 20-9 with a 2.38 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 2014. He has been even more impressive of late, going 3-0 with an astounding 0.38 ERA and 0.79 WHIP. If your championship matchup is close, and you have this guy on your roster, you have to feel good going into today.
Hot9/22/2014 11:18:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright joined Clayton Kershaw in the 20 wins club in 2014.
Insight: Wainwright threw seven scoreless innings against the Cubs on Monday, allowing just three hits and one walk and striking out eight. Wainwright has been on fire in September. He is 5-0 with a 1.38 ERA.
9/18/2014 1:57:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright recorded his third shutout of the season as St. Louis beat Milwaukee, 2-0, on Wednesday.
Insight: Wainwright only needed 102 pitches to defeat the Brewers, which is the lowest number of pitches Wainwright has thrown in any of his nine career shutouts. After a rough July and August, Wainwright is locked in and will bring his 19 victories and 2.45 ERA to Chicago to face the Cubs in his next start.
9/13/2014 1:17:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright became the third pitcher with 18 victories in the National League Friday, defeating the Rockies, 4-1.
Insight: Wainwright allowed one run on six hits in eight innings. He also struck out eight and walked none. As we said before, Wainwright was coming out of his "deam arm" phase, this start proves he is completely healthy again. His next start is against the Brewers.
9/7/2014 7:02:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright pitched a complete game, allowing one run on seven hits in the St. Louis victory over Milwaukee, 9-1.
Insight: So much for a dead arm. Wainwright looked more fresh on Sunday, throwing 71 out of his 100 pitches for strikes. He also struck out three and walked one. Wainwright is tied for the National League lead with 17 victories and is 17-9 with a 2.62 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 156 strikeouts in 203 innings this year.
Cold8/27/2014 4:15:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright lost to the Pirates on Wednesday, 3-1, and admitted afterwards he has been suffering from a 'dead arm' according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold.
Insight: With the loss, Wainwright finished August 2-4 with a 5.17 ERA. Over those six starts, his season ERA has gone up from 1.92 to 2.59. The good news is Wainwright believes he is getting over the dead arm and is ready for September. Hopefully, he is ready for your playoff run too.
Cold8/22/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright, who started the All-Star game for the NL, has been shaky in the second half.
Insight: Wainwright was 12-4 with a 1.83 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP and a 115/27 K/BB over 138 innings prior to the break, but he's gone 3-4 with a 4.70 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP and a 30/17 K/BB in 44 innings since. He allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits and walked three over six innings Friday at Philadelphia, squandering a 3-0 first-inning lead in the process. He didn't appear confident in his fastball Friday and got just six swings and misses on 105 pitches, well below his season whiff rate.
7/27/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright fired seven scoreless innings in a win over the Cubs Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Wainwright gave up six runs (four earned) on six hits and walked four batters in 4 2/3 innings his last start, but he's gone 3-1 with a 1.62 ERA in July. He's posted an ERA south of 2.00 in three of the four months this season.
6/21/2014 7:45:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright looked sharp Saturday in his return to the starting rotation.
Insight: The Phillies could only muster one run in eight innings against Wainwright. He struck out seven without allowing a walk. Wainwright (10-3, 2.08 ERA) is one of four pitchers in MLB with ten or more wins.
6/18/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: St. Louis right-hander Adam Wainwright has been cleared to make his next start Saturday against the Phillies. SOURCE: Brian Stull, CBS Sports 920 AM
Insight: He was skipped in the rotation Monday because of elbow tendinitis. Wainwright has pitched like a Cy Young contender this year, carrying a minuscule 2.15 ERA over 100 1/3 innings. Last year he was 1-0 against the Phillies.
6/14/2014 5:07:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (elbow) will not make his start Monday, according to Ken Rosenthal of
Insight: Wainwright (9-3, 2.15 ERA) is dealing with elbow tendinitis. Cardinals GM John Mozeliak expects Wainwright to make his next start Saturday.
6/13/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright could miss Monday's start because of elbow tendinitis. SOURCE: Associated Press
Insight: Wainwright (9-3, 2.15 ERA) is confident he won't require a stint on the disabled list. It's unknown who would start in Wainwright's place if he can't suit up on Monday.
6/11/2014 8:23:00 PM
Description: St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright was given a cortisone shot Wednesday to relieve his elbow discomfort. SOURCE: Ryan Boyer, NBC Sports
Insight: Surprisingly, the Cardinals haven't ruled Wainwright (9-3, 2.15 ERA) out for his next start. A decision on Wainwright's availability should be made within the next 48 hours.
Hot6/11/2014 4:12:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright underwent an MRI Wednesday after experiencing discomfort on the outside of his elbow, according to Chris Hrabe of KMOX Radio.
Insight: Wainwright's UCL, which was repaired via Tommy John surgery in 2011, is "completely fine," GM John Mozeliak said. Mozeliak added that Wainwright's discomfort is sometimes called tennis elbow. The right-hander will be reevaluated in a few days.