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Adam Wainwright was locked into a pitcher's duel with Corbin Burnes and the Brewers on Thursday, striking out six batters over five innings while scattering five hits and two walks. Wainwright exited the game trailing 1-0 but ultimately received a no-decision when the Cardinals rallied to a 3-1 victory over Milwaukee.
After a rough season debut in Cincinnati. the 39-year-old veteran was back to resembling the guy who pitched to a 3.15 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 2020. Waino is lined up to face the Nationals next.
Adam Wainwright had a forgettable afternoon on Saturday, yielding seven hits, six earned runs, and a walk in just 2.2 innings in a loss to the Reds. Wainwright added just one strikeout.
Things started well for Waino with two quick scoreless innings, but then the wheels fell off in the third. Wainwright gave up all six runs in that frame and was unable to finish the inning. The 39-year-old makes for a risky fantasy option when he takes on the Brewers next Thursday in the Cardinals home opener.
The Cardinals have signed RHP Adam Wainwright to a one-year, $8 million contract Thursday.
Wainwright returns to St. Louis for his 15th season on a one-year deal. He finished 2020 with a 3.15 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and a 54:15 K:BB across 65 1/3 innings. His 3.15 ERA is the lowest Wainwright’s posted since 2015. The veteran right-hander is expected to be in middle of the Cardinals rotation and worth taking a flyer on in mixed-league formats.
Free agent pitcher Adam Wainwright is drawing interest from the Kansas City Royals, per Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
Morosi mentioned that the Royals "don't appear to be frontrunners to sign him" but there is interest due to Wainwright's ties to current Royals manager and former Cards manager Mike Matheny. Waino had a resurgent 2020 season in St. Louis, posting a 3.15 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and a 54:15 K/BB ratio across 65 1/3 innings (10 starts). It's likely the Cardinals would try and re-sign the veteran but KC would be a nice fit as well.
Adam Wainwright took a no-decision on Thursday when he surrendered two runs on six hits with two walks and three strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings in the Cardinals 11-9 loss to the Padres in Game 2 on Thursday.
Waino was cruising through the first three innings, only allowing three hits and a walk to the mighty San Diego offense. But he ran out of steam in the bottom of the fourth when he allowed three-straight singles and a force out to give up his first run. He then recorded a walk and was replaced by Austin Gomber, who walked in another run, which was credited to Wainwright. The Cardinals must now play in a pivotal Game 3 on Friday to determine who will advance to the NLDS.