JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Adam Wainwright might be spending a little more time in autograph sessions after a picture presented by a fan to sign helped the St. Louis pitcher diagnose a flaw in his mechanics.
Wainwright struck out six in 4 2-3 innings and the Cardinals blanked a Miami Marlins split squad 2-0 Saturday.
The photograph that benefited Wainwright was taken a couple years ago. It showed his stride to the plate was a little longer.
Wainwright asked the team's video technician to record his next bullpen session. The right-hander immediately noticed the difference when he returned to the longer stride.
"It is pretty eye-opening when you see something like that and go, Man, that's not where I feel like I am at," Wainwright said.
After allowing eight hits and four earned runs over three innings during his previous spring outing, Wainwright looked to be in full command on Saturday.
Wainwright gave up three hits and walked one. He permitted a pair of singles to start the game, t...