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Wainwright bounced back from a rough season, delivering a much-needed start, allowing only two earned runs over five innings.
While his overall season numbers still leave much to be desired, this performance could provide a glimmer of hope for fantasy managers looking for a late-season boost. However, given his struggles throughout the year, it's best to approach Wainwright with caution until he can string together a few more consistent outings.
Adam Wainwright had another rough outing on Thursday, allowing eight runs on eight hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings pitched in the Cardinals' 8-5 loss to the Braves.
With this performance, Wainwright's season-long struggles continue, as he now owns an inflated 8.19 ERA and a concerning 1.98 WHIP. His lackluster 5.0 K/9 and 6.37 FIP further highlight his struggles, and his 1.36 strikeout-to-walk ratio leaves much to be desired. Wainwright's fantasy value remains low, and he should be approached with caution in future matchups.
Adam Wainwright will not make his next scheduled start on Sunday.
Despite coming off a strong start against the Padres, Wainwright will not make his next start. It has been a very tough overall season for the veteran. The Cardinals have not announced who will start in his place on Sunday. It will be Drew Rom making his third career start on Saturday, so the Cardinals may start giving some younger pitchers more starts down the final stretch of the regular season.
He allowed six earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched, resulting in a loss for the Cardinals. Wainwright struck out three and walked one in the outing.
With an 8.61 ERA and a 1.99 WHIP on the season, Wainwright's fantasy value remains low and he should be avoided in all formats until he shows signs of improvement.
Wainwright's struggles continued as he lasted just 1 inning, surrendering 9 hits and 8 earned runs in a disappointing performance against the Royals.
With a season ERA of 8.78 and a WHIP of 2.09, Wainwright has struggled to find consistency on the mound this year. His lack of strikeouts, with just a 5.3 K/9, and a high BABIP of .396, further highlight his struggles. With this loss, Wainwright's record now stands at 3 wins and 7 losses for the season.