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Viva El Birdos Jul 22, 2016

CARDS SWEEP PADRES IN WALK-OFF WIN

Adam Wainwright pitched good. Stephen Piscotty hit a game-tying homer and Aledmys Diaz finished the comeback off with a walk-off single. LIfe is good. Well that was awesome.  That may have been the best win of the season, from a purely excitement standpoint.  As fun as the dingers have been this year, I don't recall any huge comeback wins this year.  At least not comeback wins that started in the 8th inning! Adam Wainwright started tonight and he sure looked like the old Adam Wainwright.  He struck out Travis Janikowski to begin the game and when he left the game, he had struck out...
Viva El Birdos Jul 19, 2016

Cardinals news and notes: Matheny, Grichuk, Waino, Correa

The 2006 World Series was the best. That and yesterday at VEB. In spite of my whining (see below), the weekend wasn't all bad for the Cardinals. In fact, we may have seen the highlight of the year when Adam Wainwright pitched a complete game shutout against the Marlins, which happened on the night the Cardinals were celebrating the 2006 World Series team, no less. We all love the 2006 team. Of course, we do. But there's a sentiment (hardly an epidemic, mostly just rival fans on the internet and my bad friends) that believe since the '06 Cardinals were far from a juggernaut, their World...
Viva El Birdos Jul 18, 2016

Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina are #FriendshipGoals - A Hunt and Peck

Find yourself someone that looks at you the way Waino looks at Yadi. On Saturday, the Cardinals celebrated the ten year anniversary of the 2006 World Championship team. Though the Cardinals dropped the series to the Marlins, the weekend was still fun and provided one of my favorite moments of the season so far. In 2006, the final out of the season was recorded by Adam Wainwright, who made Brandon Inge swing and miss on a pitch away to strikeout and give the Birdos their tenth World Series title. The pitch was caught by Yadier Molina, who immediately jumped into the air with pure, unabashed...
Ortiz: Just like old times as Wainwright closes out his shutout

Ortiz: Just like old times as Wainwright closes out his shutout

As members from the 2006 Cardinals returned to Busch Stadium from all over the country to commemorate their World Series title, Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa sent ace righthander Adam Wainwright a playful text message.
Wainwright is more than all right in blanking Marlins

Wainwright is more than all right in blanking Marlins

In the Cardinals’ dugout during the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday, as Adam Wainwright’s spot in the order neared, manager Mike Matheny approached his ace for a conversation they had not had in almost two years.
Cardinals notebook: Rosenthal struggles continue

Cardinals notebook: Rosenthal struggles continue

Already this season the Cardinals have taken two players who they expected to be fixtures and, due to their struggles or diminished roles, put them through a spin cycle at Class AAA.
At Busch reunion, players recall barely making playoffs, then winning World Series

At Busch reunion, players recall barely making playoffs, then winning World Series

If you have trouble envisioning this version of the Cardinals winning, or even appearing in the World Series, consider the 2006 edition.
Viva El Birdos Jul 8, 2016

Cardinals should destroy the Brewers

A Series Preview This week did not go as planned for the Cardinals as apparently everyone went on the disabled list and the Cardinals lost the first three games of the series to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Despite not having any healthy players, they still beat the Pirates yesterday because Adam Wainwright decided it was the right thing to do. The Cardinals enter this weekend’s series at Milwaukee just one game in the loss column behind the second-wild card Dodgers and the wild card leading Mets just lost Matt Harvey for the season so it isn’t like the Cardinals are the only team with...
Wainwright composes win for Cardinals

Wainwright composes win for Cardinals

Redbirds avoid four-game sweep at home.
Viva El Birdos Jul 7, 2016

Cardinals Beat Pirates 5-1 to Avoid Sweep

Cardinals Pitching and Offense Get on the Same Page Coming to the end of a frustrating series (injuries! errors! Jonathan Broxton!), the Cardinals badly needed a strong performance from Adam Wainwright and a patchwork Cardinals offense made up of whatever guys still happen to be standing. Luckily, both the pitching and the offense rallied and got the Cardinals a 5-1 win. Pitching notes:  Adam Wainwright had a very solid performance, going 7 innings with only a single earned run and a single walk against nine strikeouts.  Tyler Glasnow made his debut for the Pirates, and after a very...
Viva El Birdos Jun 29, 2016

Adam Wainwright's flattened curveball

Adam Wainwright has fought through an interesting 2016 season thus far. Let's take a look at how his curveball has performed compared to previous seasons. The 2016 season has been anything but smooth for St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day starter Adam Wainwright. While he has certainly improved from his slow start, largely through a few changes in fastball location, he is not quite to the point where he is widely considered "dangerous again," a level he predicted he would soon be at back in mid-May. Now, by fWAR, Wainwright has essentially provided equal production (1.6) to three of his...
Royals wear down Wainwright

Royals wear down Wainwright

Cards starter has a laborious first two innings in loss.

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