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50 Adam Wainwright SP
Height/Weight: 6-7/228 | Birthdate: 8/30/1981 | Birthplace: Brunswick, GA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: St. Louis | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $12,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 98/91 | Average Draft Position: 9.13
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Adam Wainwright extends scoreless streak to 14 2/3 innings in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright remained dominant Monday night against the Pirates, but was unable to factor into the decision. The right-hander yielded seven hits and three walks while striking out five over seven scoreless innings of a 2-0 victory.

Wainwright has not allowed a run over his last 14 2/3 innings of work. He owns a 1.79 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP over 18 starts (131 innings). He will make his next start Saturday at Milwaukee.

National League starters revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the National League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as starters by the fans:

C Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
2B Chase Utley, Phillies
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3B Aramis Ramirez, Brewers
OF Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
OF Carlos Gomez, Brewers
OF Yasiel Puig, Dodgers

RHP Johnny Cueto, Reds
LHP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
RHP Zack Greinke, Dodgers
LHP Madison Bumgarner, Giants
RHP Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
RHP Tyson Ross, Padres
RHP Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals
RHP Julio Teheran, Braves
RHP Craig Kimbrel, Braves
LHP Aroldis Chapman, Reds
RHP Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers
LHP Tony Watson, Pirates
RHP Pat Neshek, Cardinals


Adam Wainwright blanks San Francisco


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright dominated the Giants in San Francisco on Wednesday, scattering only four hits over 7 2/3 scoreless frames, improving to 11-4 on the year.

Wainwright struck out one and walked two. Of his 107 pitches, 71 were strikes. Over his last five starts covering 38 2/3 innings, Wainwright has allowed only four earned runs. He owns a 1.89 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP over 17 starts (124 innings).

Following the 2-0 road win, Wainwright will look to keep rolling home Monday at home against Pittsburgh. He is 4-1 with a 2.98 ERA in six starts at home this season.

Adam Wainwright saddled with tough-luck loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright got no help from his teammates Thursday, as he settled for a 1-0 loss to the Dodgers.

Wainwright allowed just one run, in the eighth inning, but had no chance to win, as his offense was shut out on five hits. He allowed his one run on five hits and a walk in eight innings, while striking out seven batters on 100 pitches in what was technically a complete game.

Wainwright has now tossed three complete games on the season, and has completed at least eight innings in three of his last four starts. He is 10-4 with a 2.01 ERA (2nd in the National League) heading into his next start, set for Wednesday in San Francisco. 


Adam Wainwright earns 10th win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright earned his 10th win Saturday after giving up just one earned run on six hits in eight innings and striking out seven in his team's 4-1 victory over the Phillies.

Wainwright (10-3) is now the coleader in wins in the National League after posting his third straight excellent start. He has given up just three earned runs in 23 innings during his last three outings. Wainwright owns a 2.08 ERA and 98:21 K:BB ratio in 108 1/3 innings. He's on track to face the Dodgers Thursday.


Adam Wainwright fine for Saturday start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) What was expected has come to fruition - Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is set to make his start Saturday night against Philadelphia.

Wainwright has been dealing with elbow inflammation that caused him to miss one start. He has been lights-out on the mound recently with six quality starts in his last seven. He is 9-3 this season with a 2.15 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 100 1/3 innings.


Adam Wainwright in the starting lineup Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright is listed in the starting lineup Saturday.

Wainwright is dealing with elbow inflammation, but was expected to make his Saturday start. He'll take on the Phillies. Wainwright has a 2.15 ERA over 100 1/3 innings.


Adam Wainwright confirms he'll start Saturday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, who missed Monday's start with elbow inflammation, confirmed he'll start Saturday against the Phillies, reports St. Louis Baseball Weekly. Wainwright threw a bullpen session Wednesday and worked through all his pitches.

"This is something that we’ve got alleviated now," he said. "Had I been a little silly and went out and pitched and threw a 100-something pitches grinding through a tough game, could’ve set myself back three or four starts. We missed one to stay on top of things for the rest of the season."


Adam Wainwright to throw side session Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright is scheduled to throw a side session Wednesday to test his injured elbow, MLB.com reports.

Wainwright is expected to be able to make his next scheduled start Saturday after missing Monday's start with elbow inflammation, but the team will know more about his status once he gets in his work Wednesday. Wainwright owns a 2.15 ERA and 91:21 K:BB ratio in 100 1/3 innings.


Adam Wainwright scratched Monday for precautionary reasons


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has been scratched from Monday's scheduled start for precautionary reasons, fox2now.com reports.

Wainwright received an anti-inflammatory injection in his elbow Wednesday, but he did throw Saturday and said he felt "significantly" better than he did previously. The Cardinals have yet to name a replacement starter Monday.


Adam Wainwright to do some throwing Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, who received an anti-inflammatory injection in his elbow Wednesday, is expected to do some throwing on Saturday, general manager John Mozeliak told STLBaseballWeekly.com on Friday. It's still uncertain if Wainwright will make his next scheduled start Monday.

Cards will be 'cautious' with Adam Wainwright


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said the team will be careful with pitcher Adam Wainwright, who got an injection Wednesday in his sore right elbow.

"We know the importance of him to our rotation and the importance of making sure he's in the rotation," Mozeliak told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "We want to be extra cognizant of what he needs to stay in the rotation and be healthy from here. We are going to be cautious with this."

It's not known if Wainwright will start Monday as scheduled against the Mets.


Adam Wainwright gets injection in elbow


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that ace Adam Wainwright received an anti-inflammatory injection in his elbow Wednesday. Mozeliak said an MRI revealed no damage in the ligament doctors replaced during Wainwright's 2011 Tommy John surgery.

Mozeliak compared Wainwright's soreness to tennis elbow. Wainwright told the paper he felt elbow tendinitis earlier this season before the current discomfort. It's unclear if he'll make his Monday start against the Mets.


Adam Wainwright dealing with elbow soreness


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright returned to St. Louis on Wednesday to have an MRI on his elbow, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He has a soreness similar to "tennis elbow" that's not related to the Tommy John ligament, general manager John Mozeliak said.

It's uncertain if Wainwright will make his next scheduled start Monday. He improved to 9-3 by throwing seven shutout innings Tuesday at Tampa Bay.


Adam Wainwright pitching through ailments


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright leads the National League with nine wins despite battling a variety of ailments this year, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He has pitched through a sore back, the flu, and tendinitis, the report said, adding he's been dealing with head cold-like allergies for a month.

It hasn't stopped him from posting a 2.15 ERA or becoming the first pitcher in the majors to throw 100 innings.


Adam Wainwright wins NL-high 9th game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright did not have his best swing-and-miss stuff Tuesday against the Rays, but still shut the offense down in a 1-0 win.

Wainwright tossed seven shutout innings, despite striking out just two batters. He also recorded just six ground ball outs, his second-lowest total of the season, but still managed to keep the Rays off the board. He scattered seven hits and a pair of walks, while throw 92 pitches in the win.

Wainwright won his ninth decision of the season, and became the first pitcher in the majors to reach 100 innings on the season. He is currently 9-3 while ranking fifth in the NL with a 2.15 ERA heading into his next outing, Monday against the Mets.  


Adam Wainwright doesn't factor in decision Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright bounced back from a rough performance in his last start to give up two earned runs on four hits and two walks in eight-plus innings while striking out eight in his team's 5-2, 11-inning win over the Royals.

Wainwright took a no-hitter into the sixth inning Wednesday before giving up a leadoff single. He was pulled after the first two batters of the ninth reached, one on an error. Both would come around to score and be charged as earned runs. The Cardinals ace owns a 2.12 ERA and 89:19 K:BB ratio in 93 1/3 innings. Wainwright will face the Rays Tuesday.


Giants jump on Adam Wainwright after scoreless streak


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright had been nearly perfect in his previous two starts entering play Friday, but the Giants simply weren't impressed.

Carrying a 20-inning scoreless streak into the outing, the Giants got to Wainwright immediately. They scored once in the first inning, and kept adding on from there, in Wainwright's worst start of the season.

Wainwright was tagged for seven runs in 4 1/3 innings of work, on eight hits and a walk. He also struck out just four batters on 92 pitches before leaving the game, as he took the 9-4 loss.

Wainwright had not lost in his previous four starts, and is now 8-3 on the season. His ERA rose more than half a run, but he still ranks seventh in the National League at 2.32. His next outing is set for Wednesday in Kansas City. 


Adam Wainwright punches out career-high 12 in win over Reds


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright dominated the Reds on Sunday, matching a car-eer-high with 12 strikeouts to improve to on the year.

Wainwright surrendered only five hits and one walk in eight shutout frames. Of his 117 pitches, were strikes. He lowered his ERA from 1.85 to 1.67 following Sunday's victory.

Wainwright has made six starts this season of seven-plus scoreless innings. Over his last four starts covering 31 innings, Wainwright has allowed only three earned runs. He leads the National League in wins, innings (81), and is second in ERA (1.67), WHIP (0.85) and complete games (two). He will look to keep rolling Friday at home against San Francisco.

Adam Wainwright allows one hit in complete-game shutout


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright twirled his finest start of the season Tuesday, downing the Diamondbacks in a 5-0 win.  

Wainwright tossed his second complete-game shutout of the season, and was even better this time around. He allowed a double with two out in the top of the fourth inning, but got out of the inning without trouble, and the Diamondbacks wouldn't touch him otherwise.

Wainwright faced just one more batter than the minimum in his complete game, allowing one hit. He also matched a season-high nine batters while striking out none on 115 pitches in the win.

Wainwright ranks in the top-5 in the National League in nearly every statistical category, including ERA (second; 1.85), WHIP (third; 0.86) and wins (first). He is 7-2 with a 1.85 ERA heading into his next start, Sunday against the Reds. 


Cardinals establish rotation plans following rainout


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) With Wednesday's game against the Cubs rained out, the Cardinals are able to push everyone in the rotation back one day.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that will push Jaime Garcia into the rotation in Sunday's spot against the Braves, assuming he gets through his side session Thursday without issue. Michael Wacha will pitch Thursday, followed by Lance Lynn Friday, Shelby Miller Saturday, Garcia Sunday and Adam Wainwright Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. 


'Pen lets Adam Wainwright down in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright twirled a quality start Tuesday against the Cubs, but had to settle for a no-decision as the game went into extra innings.

Wainwright allowed two runs in six innings of work, both of which came on a third inning home run by Luis Valbuena. He was solid otherwise, allowing seven hits and walking one batter, while striking out four and throwing 61 of 93 pitches for strikes.

Despite his solid outing, Wainwright took a no-decision, as the bullpen could not hl the lead. He saw his ERA rise to 2.11, while his record remains 6-2 following his first no-decision. Wainwright's next start is set for Sunday against the Braves. 


Adam Wainwright bounces back with eight strong innings


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright wasn't sharp in his last trip to the mound, but came back strong in a 7-1 win over the Braves Wednesday.

Wainwright limited the Braves to just one run in eight innings of work, and never trailed thanks to an offensive explosion. He scattered six hits and a walk in eight innings, while striking out six and picking up 11 groundball outs.

Wainwright is now 6-2 on the season through eight starts, with a 2.02 ERA in 58 innings of work. He will try to continue his strong pitcher in his next start, Tuesday against the Cubs.  


Adam Wainwright hit hard in Friday loss to Cubs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (5-2) was hit hard on Friday, suffering his second loss of the season in his team's 6-5 loss to the Cubs in Chicago. The right-hander permitted six runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings pitched.

Wainwright owns a 2.16 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP over 50 innings pitched. He will make his next start Wednesday in Atlanta.

Adam Wainwright riding scoreless streak


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright is currently on a 25 inning scoreless streak, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Wainwright will take that streak to Wrigley Field Friday against the Cubs. Over his career, Wainwright has a 4.28 ERA in 23 games started against Chicago. He currently has a 1.20 ERA over 45 innings.