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Adam Wainwright
4.62 13-9 161
Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 6-7 / 235 NFBC ADP: 230.81
Position: SPBorn: 8/30/1981 Birthplace: Brunswick, Georgia
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Braves (2000)

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Oct. 3 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET17:24 GMT1:24 10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST12:54 PM VEN21:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Wainwright held the Pirates to two runs over six innings, striking out eight, in the Cardinals' 10-4 win Sunday.
Analysis: The Cardinals failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2010, so Wainwright will not be participating in them.
Sep. 28 8:25 AM PT9:25 AM MT10:25 AM CT11:25 AM ET11:25 ET15:25 GMT23:25 8:25 AM MST10:25 AM EST10:55 AM VEN19:25 UAE10:25 AM CT-Wainwright (13-9) gave up five runs and 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 12-5 win over the Reds.
Analysis: Wainwright certainly isn't pitching well down the stretch, going 1-4 with a 5.46 ERA in his last five starts.
Sep. 21 9:24 PM PT10:24 PM MT11:24 PM CT12:24 AM ET0:24 ET4:24 GMT12:24 9:24 PM MST11:24 PM EST11:54 PM VEN8:24 UAE11:24 PM CT-Wainwright was shaky on the mound and shined at the plate with a career-high four RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 10-5 on Tuesday night to move into a tie for the top NL wild card.
Analysis: Wainwright (12-9) didn't have sharp command, yielding solo homers to Daniel Descalso, Charlie Blackmon and Gerardo Parra. The right-hander gave up four runs in 5 1/3 innings but helped his cause with the bat.
Sep. 16 10:57 AM PT11:57 AM MT12:57 PM CT1:57 PM ET13:57 ET17:57 GMT1:57 10:57 AM MST12:57 PM EST1:27 PM VEN21:57 UAE12:57 PM CT-The inconsistent Wainwright had yet another subpar outing Thursday as he lost at San Francisco, giving up four and nine hits with three walks in 5 2/3 innings.
Analysis: Of his last eight starts, Wainwright has given up four runs or more and didn't pitch past the sixth inning in five of them. Opponents are batting .307 against him in that span. He has a 6.15 ERA on the road, and his next scheduled start is Tuesday at Coors Field.
Sep. 11 10:29 PM PT11:29 PM MT12:29 AM CT1:29 AM ET1:29 ET5:29 GMT13:29 10:29 PM MST12:29 AM EST12:59 AM VEN9:29 UAE12:29 AM CT-Wainwright struck out seven and allowed six hits while allowing one run in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Brewers.
Analysis: Wainwright next takes the ball Thursday at San Francisco – the first time he’ll pitch there since Game 5 of the 2015 NLCS. He allowed two runs over seven innings against the Giants on June 3 and is 2-2 with a 2.04 ERA in his last five outings at AT&T Park.
Sep. 6 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Wainwright gave up four runs in five innings but also went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs in the Cardinals' 12-6 rout of the Pirates on Monday.
Analysis: Wainwright struck out five as his ERA rose to 4.61 while picking up his first victory since July 16.
Aug. 31 10:46 AM PT11:46 AM MT12:46 PM CT1:46 PM ET13:46 ET17:46 GMT1:46 10:46 AM MST12:46 PM EST1:16 PM VEN21:46 UAE12:46 PM CT-Wainwright allowed one run and three hits over seven innings in Tuesday's 2-1, 10-inning win over the Brewers. He also struck out seven.
Analysis: It was a promising performance for the star right-hander after he had gone 0-3 with a 7.04 ERA over his previous six starts.
Aug. 12 3:46 PM PT4:46 PM MT5:46 PM CT6:46 PM ET18:46 ET22:46 GMT6:46 3:46 PM MST5:46 PM EST6:16 PM VEN2:46 UAE (+1)5:46 PM CT-The Cubs roughed up Wainwright for seven runs and chased him after two innings Friday, tying his shortest outing in 245 career starts.
Analysis: Wainwright is 0-2 in his last five starts, allowing 21 runs and 38 hits in 25 2/3 innings.
Aug. 8 9:23 AM PT10:23 AM MT11:23 AM CT12:23 PM ET12:23 ET16:23 GMT0:23 9:23 AM MST11:23 AM EST11:53 AM VEN20:23 UAE11:23 AM CT-Wainwright lost for the first time in seven starts Sunday, allowing six runs and nine hits over six innings against the Braves.
Analysis: The right-hander was 3-0 with a 1.99 ERA in his last six outings.
July 22 10:46 AM PT11:46 AM MT12:46 PM CT1:46 PM ET13:46 ET17:46 GMT1:46 10:46 AM MST12:46 PM EST1:16 PM VEN21:46 UAE12:46 PM CT-Wainwright didn't win a fourth straight start Thursday but had another solid performance, yielding two runs in six innings with no walks and eight strikeouts in a 6-5 walkoff win over San Diego.
Analysis: Wainwright has a 0.93 ERA in his last four outings - all at home - with five walks and 27 Ks in 29 innings. He's 5-1 with a 1.85 ERA at home since the beginning of May, but his next two starts are scheduled to come on the road, where he has a 6.23 ERA this season.
July 16 7:16 PM PT8:16 PM MT9:16 PM CT10:16 PM ET22:16 ET2:16 GMT10:16 7:16 PM MST9:16 PM EST9:46 PM VEN6:16 UAE (+1)9:16 PM CT-Wainwright held the Marlins to three hits and struck out five Saturday to record his first shutout since September 2014.
Analysis: Wainwright's uncharacteristic early-season struggles seem to be squarely in the past, as he's yielded one run through 23 innings in winning all three starts in July. He's now 9-2 with a 3.43 ERA in 15 starts since April 27.
July 7 5:05 PM PT6:05 PM MT7:05 PM CT8:05 PM ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 PM MST7:05 PM EST7:35 PM VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 PM CT-Wainwright won his second straight start Thursday, allowing one run, five hits and striking out nine over seven innings against the Pirates.
Analysis: The right-hander has bounced back nicely after giving up six runs against the Royals on June 27. He's allowed one run over his last 14 innings to lower his ERA to a season-low 4.49.
July 2 7:51 PM PT8:51 PM MT9:51 PM CT10:51 PM ET22:51 ET2:51 GMT10:51 7:51 PM MST9:51 PM EST10:21 PM VEN6:51 UAE (+1)9:51 PM CT-Wainwright allowed seven hits in seven innings of Saturday's 3-0 win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: This was a nice bounce back for Wainwright after he allowed six runs and 10 hits in five innings of his previous start.
June 28 9:06 AM PT10:06 AM MT11:06 AM CT12:06 PM ET12:06 ET16:06 GMT0:06 9:06 AM MST11:06 AM EST11:36 AM VEN20:06 UAE11:06 AM CT-Wainwright was pulled after allowing six runs and 10 hits through five innings and 102 pitches.
Analysis: Wainwright had a 2.36 ERA in his first four June outings, but this was a return to the rocky form he'd shown largely throughout April and May.
June 21 8:37 PM PT9:37 PM MT10:37 PM CT11:37 PM ET23:37 ET3:37 GMT11:37 8:37 PM MST10:37 PM EST11:07 PM VEN7:37 UAE (+1)10:37 PM CT-Wainwright allowed three runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings in St. Louis' 4-3 win over the Cubs on Tuesday.
Analysis: The right-hander is 1-1 with a 2.36 ERA in four starts this month.
June 16 8:59 AM PT9:59 AM MT10:59 AM CT11:59 AM ET11:59 ET15:59 GMT23:59 8:59 AM MST10:59 AM EST11:29 AM VEN19:59 UAE10:59 AM CT-Wainwright was brilliant again Wednesday, yielding four hits in seven scoreless innings in a 4-1 defeat to Houston.
Analysis: Wainwright is 0-1 in his last three starts despite a 1.80 ERA with 11 hits allowed and 21 strikeouts in 20 innings. The right-hander has a 2.50 ERA over his last six outings after posting a 6.80 through his first eight.
June 10 9:55 AM PT10:55 AM MT11:55 AM CT12:55 PM ET12:55 ET16:55 GMT0:55 9:55 AM MST11:55 AM EST12:25 PM VEN20:55 UAE11:55 AM CT-Wainwright had another solid outing Thursday when he gave up two runs and two hits while striking out nine over six innings in a 3-2 home win over Cincinnati.
Analysis: After a rocky start, Wainwright has gone 2-1 with a 3.03 ERA with 29 strikeouts over his last five starts. The Cardinals have won four of those outings.
May 19 1:26 PM PT2:26 PM MT3:26 PM CT4:26 PM ET16:26 ET20:26 GMT4:26 1:26 PM MST3:26 PM EST3:56 PM VEN0:26 UAE (+1)3:26 PM CT-Wainwright scattered six hits in a season-high 6 2/3 innings Wednesday to earn a 2-0 victory over Colorado.
Analysis: Wainwright (4-3, 5.92 ERA) had a 6.80 ERA heading into that start. He gave up seven runs and 11 hits in five innings May 12 in a 12-10 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
May 13 2:23 PM PT3:23 PM MT4:23 PM CT5:23 PM ET17:23 ET21:23 GMT5:23 2:23 PM MST4:23 PM EST4:53 PM VEN1:23 UAE (+1)4:23 PM CT-Wainwright was shelled Thursday.
Analysis: Wainwright got the win despite allowing 11 hits and seven runs, six earned, in five innings. He deserved to lose but baseball is a funny game.
May 3 11:38 AM PT12:38 PM MT1:38 PM CT2:38 PM ET14:38 ET18:38 GMT2:38 11:38 AM MST1:38 PM EST2:08 PM VEN22:38 UAE1:38 PM CT-Wainwright hooked up his fantasy owners Monday.
Analysis: Wainwright pitched six innings and hit a three-run home run in a monster effort.
Apr. 28 3:33 PM PT4:33 PM MT5:33 PM CT6:33 PM ET18:33 ET22:33 GMT6:33 3:33 PM MST5:33 PM EST6:03 PM VEN2:33 UAE (+1)5:33 PM CT-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. St. Louis scored 18 combined runs in two games to close out a sweep over San Diego and had 15 in splitting the first two against Arizona.
Analysis: Wainwright (1-3, 7.16 ERA) gave up homers to Brandon Drury and Paul Goldschmidt but ended his worst start since 2012 behind the Cardinals' big run support. He allowed four runs on seven hits and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings. Wainwright has struggled since missing most of last season with an Achilles tendon injury.
Apr. 11 3:26 PM PT4:26 PM MT5:26 PM CT6:26 PM ET18:26 ET22:26 GMT6:26 3:26 PM MST5:26 PM EST5:56 PM VEN2:26 UAE (+1)5:26 PM CT-Wainwright was hit hard on Sunday, allowing six hits and five runs in five innings of a 12-7 loss at Atlanta.
Analysis: He also walked five while striking out two. He has a 6.55 ERA through his first two starts.

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