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Adam Wainwright
2.38 20-9 179
Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 6-7 / 235 NFBC ADP: 49.97
Position: SPBorn: 8/30/1981 Birthplace: Brunswick, Georgia
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Braves (2000)

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Oct. 24 2:42 PM PT3:42 PM MT4:42 PM CT5:42 PM ET17:42 ET21:42 GMT5:42 2:42 PM MST4:42 PM EST5:12 PM VEN1:42 UAE (+1)4:42 PM CT-Wainwright has undergone what the team describes as minor elbow surgery that should not set him back for next season.
Analysis: The Cardinals say Friday's operation was an arthroscopic procedure to trim a small piece of cartilage from the right elbow. The 33-year-old Wainwright is expected to begin physical therapy in two weeks and resume his offseason throwing program in eight weeks. Wainwright went 20-9 with a career-low 2.38 ERA in 32 starts this season.
Oct. 9 1:09 PM PT2:09 PM MT3:09 PM CT4:09 PM ET16:09 ET20:09 GMT4:09 1:09 PM MST3:09 PM EST3:39 PM VEN0:09 UAE (+1)3:09 PM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals are sticking with the same rotation that clicked in the first round of the postseason and ace Adam Wainwright is set to pitch Game 1 of the National League championship series against the San Francisco Giants.
Analysis: Wainwright did not pitch well against the Dodgers and now gets another West Coast opponent to test his mettle.
Sep. 28 1:11 PM PT2:11 PM MT3:11 PM CT4:11 PM ET16:11 ET20:11 GMT4:11 1:11 PM MST3:11 PM EST3:41 PM VEN0:11 UAE (+1)3:11 PM CT-Wainwright has been scratched from Sunday's start for the Cardinals.
Analysis: Wainwright won't pitch since the Cards clinched the NL Central crown when Pittsburgh lost in Cincinnati. He will start a NL division series opener against the Dodgers.
Sep. 23 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Wainwright joined Clayton Kershaw as the majors' only 20-game winners, pitching three-hit ball over seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-0 on Monday night.
Analysis: Wainwright hit the 20-win mark for the second time while matching his career high for victories. Wainwright (20-9, 2.38 ERA) won his fifth straight start and made it look easy, striking out eight and walking one. He's allowed two runs in 33 innings and registered two complete games in his last four outings
Sep. 18 11:42 AM PT12:42 PM MT1:42 PM CT2:42 PM ET14:42 ET18:42 GMT2:42 11:42 AM MST1:42 PM EST2:12 PM VEN22:42 UAE1:42 PM CT-Wainwright posted his 19th win, pitching a shutout Wednesday night as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 to hold their 2 1/2-game edge in the NL Central. This was the Cardinals' 21st shutout of the season, their most since 1968 when Bob Gibson and the rest of the staff had 30.
Analysis: Wainwright (19-9) worked around seven hits and tied the Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw for the major league wins lead. He struck out seven and walked two in his ninth career shutout. He has thrown three this year, matching Detroit's Rick Porcello and Miami's Henderson Alvarez for most in the majors.
Sep. 13 2:49 PM PT3:49 PM MT4:49 PM CT5:49 PM ET17:49 ET21:49 GMT5:49 2:49 PM MST4:49 PM EST5:19 PM VEN1:49 UAE (+1)4:49 PM CT-Wainwright won his 18th game Friday, allowing one run and six hits with eight strikeouts in a 5-1 win over the Rockies.
Analysis: Wainwright appears to be on his way to a strong final month, going 3-0 with a 2.35 ERA in three September starts.
Sep. 8 3:45 PM PT4:45 PM MT5:45 PM CT6:45 PM ET18:45 ET22:45 GMT6:45 3:45 PM MST5:45 PM EST6:15 PM VEN2:45 UAE (+1)5:45 PM CT-Wainwright scattered seven hits in a complete-game 9-1 win at Milwaukee on Sunday.
Analysis: Wainwright has won his last two starts, tying him for the major league lead with 17 victories.
Aug. 2 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Wainwright tied a season high by allowing seven runs in 5 1-3 innings in a 7-4 loss to Milwaukee on Friday night.
Analysis: Wainwright (13-6, 2.26 ERA) is 1-2 with a 5.82 ERA in his last three starts.
July 28 2:08 PM PT3:08 PM MT4:08 PM CT5:08 PM ET17:08 ET21:08 GMT5:08 2:08 PM MST4:08 PM EST4:38 PM VEN1:08 UAE (+1)4:08 PM CT-Wainwright notched his major league-leading 13th victory Sunday, limiting the Cubs to five hits over seven innings in a 1-0 win.
Analysis: Wainwright has been stellar all season but has been particularly dialed in over his last nine outings, going 5-2 with a 1.40 ERA.
July 23 12:24 PM PT1:24 PM MT2:24 PM CT3:24 PM ET15:24 ET19:24 GMT3:24 12:24 PM MST2:24 PM EST2:54 PM VEN23:24 UAE2:24 PM CT-Wainwright was hit hard in his first start since the break, yielding six runs - four earned - over 4 2-3 innings Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Wainwright hadn't pitched since July 12, and he may have been given a little too much rest. Look for him to bounce back in his next outing.
July 14 10:17 AM PT11:17 AM MT12:17 PM CT1:17 PM ET13:17 ET17:17 GMT1:17 10:17 AM MST12:17 PM EST12:47 PM VEN21:17 UAE12:17 PM CT-Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.
Analysis: NL manager Mike Matheny of the Cardinals chose the ace of his own staff. Wainwright is 12-4 with a 1.83 ERA and three complete games in 19 starts. It will be the 11th All-Star start by a Cardinals pitcher.
July 13 11:36 AM PT12:36 PM MT1:36 PM CT2:36 PM ET14:36 ET18:36 GMT2:36 11:36 AM MST1:36 PM EST2:06 PM VEN22:36 UAE1:36 PM CT-Wainwright could pitch in Tuesday's All-Star game despite going seven innings in Saturday's 10-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, who will lead the National League, said the right-hander told him before Sunday's game against Milwaukee that he felt good and could go at the All-Star game at Target Field.
Analysis: Wainwright is 12-4 with a 1.83 ERA. Tuesday would be his scheduled day to throw in between starts. Matheny said Wainwright hasn't done much lobbying to pitch. Matheny is making his first appearance as an All-Star manager. He said he expects his players to compete like their "postseason is on the line."
July 8 2:08 PM PT3:08 PM MT4:08 PM CT5:08 PM ET17:08 ET21:08 GMT5:08 2:08 PM MST4:08 PM EST4:38 PM VEN1:08 UAE (+1)4:08 PM CT-Wainwright struck out five and gave up seven hits over seven innings in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh on Monday, though he didn't factor into the decision.
Analysis: Wainwright has given up just two runs over his past five starts, spanning 37 2-3 innings.
July 3 3:04 PM PT4:04 PM MT5:04 PM CT6:04 PM ET18:04 ET22:04 GMT6:04 3:04 PM MST5:04 PM EST5:34 PM VEN2:04 UAE (+1)5:04 PM CT-Wainwright threw 7 2-3 innings of four-hit ball in Wednesday's 2-0 win at San Francisco.
Analysis: Wainwright improved to 3-1 with a ridiculous 0.59 ERA over his last four starts. He could be on his way to winning his first NL Cy Young Award.
June 27 3:22 PM PT4:22 PM MT5:22 PM CT6:22 PM ET18:22 ET22:22 GMT6:22 3:22 PM MST5:22 PM EST5:52 PM VEN2:22 UAE (+1)5:22 PM CT-Pinch-hitter Justin Turner delivered an RBI single in the eighth inning off Adam Wainwright, and the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 Thursday night in their first meeting since last year's NL championship series.
Analysis: Wainwright (10-4, 2.01 ERA) took a hard-luck loss. He gave up five hits while going the distance for the 19th time in 201 regular-season starts. The right-hander was runner-up to Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in last year's NL Cy Young Award voting.
June 22 1:23 PM PT2:23 PM MT3:23 PM CT4:23 PM ET16:23 ET20:23 GMT4:23 1:23 PM MST3:23 PM EST3:53 PM VEN0:23 UAE (+1)3:23 PM CT-After skipping a start to rest his arm, Wainwright showed no ill-effects Saturday in a 4-1 win over Philadelphia. He allowed one run with seven strikeouts over eight innings for his 10th win.
Analysis: The St. Louis ace is 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA in three June starts. He's tied for the NL lead in victories.
June 11 3:09 PM PT4:09 PM MT5:09 PM CT6:09 PM ET18:09 ET22:09 GMT6:09 3:09 PM MST5:09 PM EST5:39 PM VEN2:09 UAE (+1)5:09 PM CT-Wainwright tossed eight strong innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 win over Philadelphia that snapped the Phillies' season-high five-game winning streak on Saturday.
Analysis: Wainwright (10-3, 2.08 ERA) allowed one run and six hits, struck out seven and didn't walk a batter for the Cardinals, who broke a three-game losing streak. He pitched on 10 days' rest after missing a start due to elbow tendinitis.
June 11 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET16:17 ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST3:47 PM VEN0:17 UAE (+1)3:17 PM CT-Wainwright scattered seven hits over seven innings in a 1-0 win at Tampa Bay on Tuesday. However, he only finished with a season-low two strikeouts.
Analysis: Since allowing a season-high seven runs in a loss at San Francisco on May 30, Wainwright has allowed two runs and 11 hits over 15 innings in his last two outings.
May 31 3:43 PM PT4:43 PM MT5:43 PM CT6:43 PM ET18:43 ET22:43 GMT6:43 3:43 PM MST5:43 PM EST6:13 PM VEN2:43 UAE (+1)5:43 PM CT-Wainwright had a rare poor outing Friday, allowing a season-high seven runs and eight hits over 4 1-3 innings in a 9-4 loss to the Giants.
Analysis: Wainwright had been 3-0 with an 0.87 ERA in his previous four starts.
May 26 7:02 PM PT8:02 PM MT9:02 PM CT10:02 PM ET22:02 ET2:02 GMT10:02 7:02 PM MST9:02 PM EST9:32 PM VEN6:02 UAE (+1)9:02 PM CT-Wainwright allowed five hits with 12 strikeouts over eight innings in Sunday's 4-0 win at Cincinnati.
Analysis: Wainwright is 8-2 with a 1.67 ERA in 11 starts this season.
May 8 12:14 PM PT1:14 PM MT2:14 PM CT3:14 PM ET15:14 ET19:14 GMT3:14 12:14 PM MST2:14 PM EST2:44 PM VEN23:14 UAE2:14 PM CT-Wainwright allowed one run over eight innings in Wednesday's 7-1 win at Atlanta.
Analysis: Wainwright has yielded one run or fewer in five of eight starts thus far. He is 6-2 with a 2.02 ERA.
Apr. 28 11:48 AM PT12:48 PM MT1:48 PM CT2:48 PM ET14:48 ET18:48 GMT2:48 11:48 AM MST1:48 PM EST2:18 PM VEN22:48 UAE1:48 PM CT-Wainwright became the majors' first five-game winner after St. Louis' 7-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
Analysis: Wainwright (5-1) allowed three hits in eight scoreless innings and hasn't allowed a run in 25 consecutive innings. He stayed on turn after tweaking his right knee trying to cover first in his last start at New York and had seven strikeouts with two walks. Wainwright's only loss came April 6 at Pittsburgh when he allowed two runs in seven innings but lost 2-1 in another matchup with Volquez, with the win going to reliever Tony Watson.
Apr. 24 10:29 AM PT11:29 AM MT12:29 PM CT1:29 PM ET13:29 ET17:29 GMT1:29 10:29 AM MST12:29 PM EST12:59 PM VEN21:29 UAE12:29 PM CT-Wainwright threw a bullpen session and said his right knee feels good enough to allow him to make his next scheduled start Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Wainwright stretched his scoreless streak to 17 innings Tuesday but left a 3-0 win over the New York Mets after hyperextending his right knee while lunging for Chris Young's short flare between the mound and first base. Wainwright said Thursday his knee was "a hair sore - on fully extension only."
Apr. 23 4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT-Wainwright tied the major league lead for wins with his fourth of the season on Tuesday against the Mets.
Analysis: Wainwright gave up four hits over seven scoreless innings of work - his third scoreless outing in five starts this season.
Apr. 18 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET17:20 ET21:20 GMT5:20 2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST4:50 PM VEN1:20 UAE (+1)4:20 PM CT-Wainwright threw a two-hitter Thursday night for his seventh career shutout, chipped in at the plate with a double and single, and St. Louis benefited from four errors by Washington in an 8-0 victory.
Analysis: Wainwright (3-1, 1.80 ERA) allowed Ian Desmond's infield single in the second inning and Adam LaRoche's single to right in the ninth. He struck out eight and walked three. During one dominant stretch, the runner-up for the 2013 NL Cy Young award retired 18 consecutive batters. This was the right-hander's 17th complete game and his fourth two-hitter.
Apr. 13 2:32 PM PT3:32 PM MT4:32 PM CT5:32 PM ET17:32 ET21:32 GMT5:32 2:32 PM MST4:32 PM EST5:02 PM VEN1:32 UAE (+1)4:32 PM CT-Wainwright improved to 2-1 Saturday after allowing four earned runs and seven hits over seven innings against the Cubs.
Analysis: Wainwright, who struck out eight, has 24 strikeouts through 21 innings spanning three starts.
Apr. 1 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-Wainwright allowed three hits in seven innings, fanning nine Monday, leading the defending National League champion St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over the Reds.
Analysis: Wainwright next faces Pittsburgh this weekend in a great matchup.

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