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Don't raise strike zone, Wainwright says

Don't raise strike zone, Wainwright says

As one of several Cardinals pitchers who have made quite a living with pitches in the lowest reaches of the strike zone, Adam Wainwright’s three-word description of baseball’s reported plans to raise the strike zone was not a surprise.
Cubs break out just as Maddon expected

Cubs break out just as Maddon expected

A late collapse by the Cubs against the Cardinals on Monday night might have created great excitement for the winners, but in Joe Maddon’s office there was not an equal amount of disappointment.
Viva El Birdos May 23, 2016

Cards Outlast Lackey, Win on First Career Walkoff by Grichuk

HRs by Adams and Grichuk lift Cardinals over Cubs in series opener Cardinals strike first and take the first game in the series against the Chicago Cubs. Adam Wainwright didn't look like vintage Waino, but he looked a bit better than his final line of 6 IP, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K.  The strikezone was not particularly consistent, as seen below, which did not help matters in the early going: Despite the overall line, there was a lot to see promise in for Wainwright this start.  His breaking ball is starting to break more, pitches are staying down, and...
Viva El Birdos May 23, 2016

Adam Wainwright is "dangerous again" - A Hunt and Peck

Adam says we can say he is "dangerous again" and I gladly will. There is no getting around it: Adam Wainwright had not been himself lately. Quite frankly, he was bad. Adam Wainwright was bad. That combination of words just tastes bad in the mouth. It is bitter to say and the mouth-feel is downright unpleasant. Just five days ago Ben Godar wondered if Waino had ever been this bad, and the answer was, well, no. Earlier in the season, the red baron even questioned if it was time to panic. The worrisome part was that not only was Wainwright bad, but there was no clear answer as to exactly...
Wainwright looks right as Cards win

Wainwright looks right as Cards win

Ace has his best start of the season as he subdues the Rockies.
Viva El Birdos May 18, 2016

Cards win 21st game on 5.18.16: A Game Recap

Adam Wainwright was at his 2016 best tonight as a Matt Holliday double was enough to win 2-0 in St. Louis. Wainwright wins, Rosenthal closes, Holliday RBIs, Cardinals Remain Above .500, hang with Pirates around 2nd. Pregame Adam Wainwright at 4.93 SIERA vs Chris Rusin at 3.47 SIERA... both pitchers have faired much worse than their saber stats would indicate, especially Rusin. While the 20-18 Rockies have a better defense than the 20-19 Cardinals, they are no match for the Cards team 115 wRC+ (leading the NL with the Pirates more or less) with the Rockies barely cracking the top 20 in MLB...
Viva El Birdos May 18, 2016

Has Adam Wainwright ever been this bad?

At what point does a run of bad luck cross over into DOOM? Whenever a player starts a season on a tremendous hot or cold streak, it begs the question "at what point can we attribute this to skill rather than luck?" Adam Wainwright's start to 2016 has been very bad - maybe as bad as we've ever seen him. But of course, a run of bad starts to open the season will always look worse than a run of bad starts in June. So I wondered, how bad has Waino's 2016 been so far and has he ever had a run of starts like this in his career? When it comes to evaluating a series of starts, I'm a fan of Game...
Viva El Birdos May 6, 2016

Cardinals should destroy the Pirates

A series preview Since the Pittsburgh Pirates destroyed the St. Louis Cardinals in the season's Opening Series by completing a three-game sweep, both teams have meandered along near .500 with the Pirates going 12-13 and the Cardinals going 15-11 since their last meeting. They have played a similar mish-mash of also-rans like the Cardinals but were most recently seen getting swept by the Cubs. After on off-day yesterday, the Pirates are set to send their Opening Day starter Francisco Liriano against Carlos Martinez, who did not pitch in the first series. After which Adam Wainwright and...
Viva El Birdos May 3, 2016

Card's rotation depth thin at the moment

The Cardinals went into 2016 with a little more risk than the average five man rotation. Adam Wainwright was returning from injury and may (and has) struggled to get back into form. Carlos Martinez's 2015 ended a little short thanks to his shoulder barking in September. Michael Wacha has an incredibly rare forearm issue that will probably follow him the rest of his career. And Jaime Garcia is well, Jaime Garcia. Mike Leake was brought in, in part, to bring some stabilization to that high risk profile. The Cardinals also attempted to mitigate risk by accruing rotation depth beyond the...
Viva El Birdos May 3, 2016

A step forward for Adam Wainwright

A quality start against the Phillies is not a complete turnaround, but there is some room for optimism Over the course of the last month, there has been a fair bit of negativity surrounding the performance of Adam Wainwright. He has not pitched well. So far on the season, he has pitched 33.2 innings, struck out just 18 while walking 12 and giving up four home runs. His ERA is a gaudy 6.68 with a 4.71 FIP that does not exactly sparkle either. The surface positives from last night: He went six innings, something he has failed to do in half his starts this season. He did not give up any...

Wainwright does it again for Cardinals

So, pitcher Adam Wainwright slugged the Cardinals to victory again Monday night.

BenFred: Cardinals must keep finding ways to win at home

Mike Matheny serves as the Cardinals’ manager and eternal, unapologetic optimist. He’s also the bouncer, blocking negative thoughts from entering the clubhouse doors.
Viva El Birdos May 3, 2016

Cards vs Phillies recap: Cards enjoy some home-run therapy, win 10-3 laugher

Wainwright drives in as many runs--and socks as many dingers--as he allows, and Matt Adams socks the go-ahead dinger. Herman Melville once wrote, "There is all the difference in the world between paying and being paid." I agree, and a baseball analogue might be: There is all the difference between losing a game and winning one. Glory be is it nice to win. Adam Wainwright Waino pitched well except for the third inning--or anyway his poor results occurred in the third. Here's his final line: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 4 K; 7 GB, 5 FB (1 IFFB), 6 LD, 96 pitches (66 strikes); 6 swinging...
Arizona Republic Apr 28, 2016
D-Backs pitchers struggle in loss to Cardinals

D-Backs pitchers struggle in loss to Cardinals

Adam Wainwright pitched into the sixth inning for his first win and hit a three-run triple in St. Louis’ fifth straight offensive outburst, lifting the Cardinals to an 11-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.         

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