|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||230.00||19.00||8.00||0.00||3.01||1.08||210.00||46.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Pittsburgh|| 28.0||1||2|| 1.61||0||8||24|
|vs LHB|| 82.0||0||0|| 2.74||0||29||72|
|vs RHB|| 106.0||0||0|| 2.46||0||16||78|
|09/02/2014||Michael Pineda, SP NYY|
Jered Weaver, SP LAA
Rick Porcello, SP DET
Melky Cabrera, LF TOR
|Adam Wainwright, SP STL|
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Jarrod Dyson, CF KC
Eric O'Flaherty, RP OAK
|09/01/2014||Yasiel Puig, RF LAD|
Odrisamer Despaigne, SP SD
|Adam Wainwright, SP STL|
Matt den Dekker, CF NYM
|09/01/2014||Adam Wainwright, SP STL||Josh Beckett, SP LAD|
|Last 10 Games|
|Don't freak out about Adam Wainwright |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/27/14) If you weren't already annoyed by Adam Wainwright's struggles -- his latest loss Wednesday makes him 3-5 with a 4.68 ERA in eight starts since the All-Star break -- his explanation for those struggles might be enough to put you over the top. He told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he's going through a "dead arm phase," adding "one of these days it's going to click in, and its going to be real nice."
"Dead arm" is a fun little catch-all pitchers use to explain their struggles to the media. That's a cynical way of putting it, but you get the idea: It means almost nothing to you as a Fantasy owner. Occasionally, it's a precursor to injury, but more often, as Wainwright suggests, the pitcher eventually gets over it and we all live happily ever after.
Since the All-Star break, Wainwright's velocity and strikeout rate are slightly down, but hey, he has dead arm. All things considered, he's not doing so bad -- four of his last five starts have been quality starts -- so I wouldn't even move to bench him unless something more specific comes up.
He gave no indication he wouldn't pitch through the dead arm, so it must not be that bad.
|Adam Wainwright: Dead arm to blame for struggles |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/27/14) Struggling Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has blamed a dead arm for his recent problems, the latest of which came in a loss Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
Wainwright managed a quality start, but took the loss after yielding three earned runs on eight hits in six innings with one walk and five strikeouts.
The end of August could not come too soon for Wainwright. He has given up 22 earned runs in his last 38 1/3 innings pitched covering six starts. He is 2-4 during that stretch as his ERA has soared from 1.92 to 2.52.
"I've been through a dead arm phase," Wainwright told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Everybody does that. You have to find a way to get outs. Most of the time today I found ways to get outs. It's not pretty. ... One of these days it's going to click in, and its going to be real nice."
|Adam Wainwright picks up a loss |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/22/14) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright had a tough start Friday against the Phillies.
Wainwright allowed five runs, four earned, on six hits over six innings. He struck out two and walked three during the outing. The Phillies managed to scratch a run across in the first inning, but really got to Wainwright in the third. Wainwright put the first three batters of the inning on base. A groundout brought in the first run of the inning. A single and sac fly drove in the next two runs. With two outs, Wainwright walked Domonic Brown, and gave up another run on a single.
With the loss, Wainwright dropped to 15-8. He’ll take on the Pirates in his next start.
|Cardinals will flip Shelby Miller, Adam Wainwright |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/20/14) The Cardinals will flip Shelby Miller and Adam Wainwright following Thursday's off day, according to MLB.com.
Miller was set to start Friday, but will be moved to Saturday. Wainwright will now pitch Friday instead of Saturday.
|Adam Wainwright finds winning path vs. Padres |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(8/17/14) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright bounced back with the win Sunday afternoon at home against the Padres, improving to 15-7 on the year. The right-hander yielded four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits and one walk while striking out five over seven innings of work.
Over his last three starts covering 21 innings, Wainwright has allowed eight earned runs. He owns a 2.40 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over 25 starts (176 innings). He will make his next start Saturday at Philadelphia.
|That's more like it for Adam Wainwright. The 32-year-old was less than ace-like in his return from Tommy John surgery in 2012, causing some to wonder if he might be an exception to the rule that pitchers come back from the procedure as good as new. Turns out he just needed an extra year to regain his feel for everything. Or less than that, really, when you consider he had a 3.28 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings after the All-Star break in 2012. Leading the majors with 241 2/3 innings and five complete games and the NL with 19 wins, Wainwright earned his second second-place finish in NL Cy Young voting in 2013. His WHIP was the second-lowest of his career, and his rate of 1.3 walks per nine innings was by far his best. About the only thing he doesn't have going for him is an eye-popping strikeout rate, but with all the innings he pitches, eight per nine still yields a high total. In most leagues, defending Cy Youngs Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer will go before him, as will Yu Darvish, in part because of his eye-popping strikeout rate. But Wainwright is in the conversation after them, going in the same range as Felix Hernandez and Cliff Lee.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/2/14||PIT||8:15 pm||Jeff Locke|
|9/3/14||PIT||1:45 pm||Edinson Volquez|
|9/4/14||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Wily Peralta|
|9/5/14||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Mike Fiers|
|9/6/14||@ MIL||7:10 pm||Kyle Lohse|
|9/7/14||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Jimmy Nelson|
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