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Cardinals' Wainwright adds another top-three Cy Young finish to resume

ST. LOUIS -- Sometimes even great isn't good enough. Ask Adam Wainwright. In four of the past five seasons he's pitched, he's been great. This past season was no exception. Despite dealing with a sore elbow much of the season, Wainwright started the All-Star Game, won 20 games for the second time, set a career best with a 2.38 ERA and made 12 starts when he worked at...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
9 days ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: projecting the rotation

The St Louis Cardinals pitching staff was an area of strength last season. The group ranked 11th in the MLB in ERA, 9th in quality starts and led the MLB in both complete games and shutouts. Their rotation is not expected to see very much turnover, but there are still several variables that could adjust the staff this winter. Let’s look at how their staff projects: 1. Adam Wainwright...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals didn’t have any good postseason options with Adam Wainwright

St. Louis Cardinals ace starting pitcher Adam Wainwright followed one of the most up-and-down, 20-win regular seasons in recent memory with a postseason filled with more lowlights than highlights, and now the organization has revealed a likely cause. Wainwright underwent arthroscopic surgery Friday to trim cartilage in the back of the right elbow in his pitching arm after he had...
Via i70baseball
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Wainwright Has Some Sort Of Elbow Surgery

Friday afternoon is a dead zone for media. Most people are focused on wrapping up their week so they can get to whatever plans they have for the weekend. The usage rate for all media – TV, Radio, Internet… they all dip on Friday PM into the night. Dropping news releases during this time is the equivalent of waiting until mom and dad have a bottle of wine in their bellies before...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Adam Wainwright set to start Game 1 despite health concerns

The St. Louis Cardinals are planning to start Adam Wainwright in Game 1 of the NLCS against the San Francisco Giants despite some concern about the health of his elbow, reports Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: #456610070 / gettyimages.comWainwright felt discomfort in his elbow after Game 1 in the NLDS and has been pitching through tendinitis since June. He planned on...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: NLDS Game 1 Preview

The National League Pitcher of the Month for September was awarded for Adam Wainwright. The Cardinals ace went 5-0 with a 1.38 ERA in five starts, bringing his win total to 20 for the second time in his career. He will have to be every bit as good on Friday if he hopes to shut down the Dodgers potent offense. Wainwright made one start against the Dodgers this season, a complete game...
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB postseason power rankings

October is the most exciting month of all for sports fans. Nevermind March Madness, the tenth month of the year regularly delivers incredible drama in addition to a multitude of action—and baseball is the primary distributor. Here are the eight postseason teams' strengths and weaknesses—with a projection of how far each could go. ||| St. Louis Cardinals Strengths: Like...
Via The Sports Daily
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Is it actually best to win the division?

Now that the regular season is wrapping up, the St. Louis Cardinals have earned the NL Central championship and avoided the nerve-racking possibility of the wildcard game . As nice as it is to be the victor of your division, it doesn’t always provide you with the best positioning for the playoffs. Could winning the division actually be a disadvantage for the St. Louis Cardinals...
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: 5 keys to beating the Dodgers

The National League central champion St. Louis Cardinals will play the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, with dueling aces Adam Wainwright and Clayton Kershaw taking the mound. Both time provides a tough matchup for their opposition, so a 5 game series should be expected between 2 highly-competitive teams. Here’s 5 things the Cardinals need to do to defeat the Dodgers...
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Season-ending MLB games with postseason implications

Two division races remain in doubt, while the locations of both Wild Card match-ups have yet to be determined. So, as we reach the regular season’s final weekend, there is still plenty to be decided and several series to keep an eye on. The entire NL playoff field has been decided. Who, where and when they play remains an unknown. St. Louis appeared to have the Central locked...
Via The Sports Daily
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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