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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.
Adam Wainwright allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walks, striking out three over three and one third innings pitched on Sunday. The series is tied 1-1. Jack Flaherty will start for the Cardinals Friday. The injury plagued Padres haven't named a starter yet, expect all hands on deck for them tomorrow.
Wainwright threw 72 pitches, 47 of them for strikes. Both of the runs scored in the fourth inning when the Padres loaded the bases with nobody out. Will Myers hit a RBI ground out and then the Padres re-loaded the bases. That opened up a lane for Austin Gomber who walked Cronenworth before fanning Grisham and Tatis Jr.
Adam Wainwright allowed three earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out three over six and two thirds innings but the Cardinals couldn't muster any offense and they lost to the Brewers, 3-0, on Saturday. Wainwright surrendered back-to-back solo home runs to Ryan Braun and Daniel Vogelbach in the fourth inning. The Cardinals fell to 29-28 with the loss and can clinch a playoff birth with a win on Sunday.
Wainwright finishes the season 5-3 with a 3.15 ERA, 4.23 xFIP, 7.40 K/9 and 3.60 K/BB over 65 2/3 innings pitched. He provided great return on investment for fantasy owners in standard leagues.
Adam Wainwright allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks with seven strike outs in five and two thirds innings pitched on Monday. He threw 91 pitches, 58 of them for strikes, and ran into trouble in the sixth inning when he allowed a bases loaded single to Maikel Franco that scored two runs for the Royals. The Cardinals lost the game 4-1 and fell to 26-25 on the season. They are in a virtual tie for Second Place in the NL Central with the Cincinnati Reds, having played four fewer games than the Reds this season.
Wainwright pitched well, without much run support on Monday, but ran out of gas in the sixth inning. Wainwright has a 3.05 ERA in 59 innings pitched this season. His 4.10 xFIP and .244 BABIP (compared to .298 career average) indicate potential for negative regression for Wainwright's ERA. Wainwright's next start is scheduled for Saturday against Brandon Woodruff and the Milwaukee Brewers.