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Adam Wainwright

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6' 7"
Weight:
235 lbs
Age:
33
Born:
Aug 30, 1981
Brunswick, Georgia, United States
Drafted:
2000 - round 1, 29th overall by Atl
W L ERA WHIP SO
2014 Regular Season
20 9 2.38 1.03 179

Wainwright has undergone what the team describes as minor elbow surgery that should not set him back for next season.

The Cardinals say Friday's operation was an arthroscopic procedure to trim a small piece of cartilage from the right elbow. The 33-year-old Wainwright is expected to begin physical therapy in two weeks and resume his offseason throwing program in eight weeks. Wainwright went 20-9 with a career-low 2.38 ERA in 32 starts this season.

The St. Louis Cardinals are sticking with the same rotation that clicked in the first round of the postseason and ace Adam Wainwright is set to pitch Game 1 of the National League championship series against the San Francisco Giants.

Wainwright did not pitch well against the Dodgers and now gets another West Coast opponent to test his mettle.

Wainwright has been scratched from Sunday's start for the Cardinals.

Wainwright won't pitch since the Cards clinched the NL Central crown when Pittsburgh lost in Cincinnati. He will start a NL division series opener against the Dodgers.

Wainwright joined Clayton Kershaw as the majors' only 20-game winners, pitching three-hit ball over seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-0 on Monday night.

Wainwright hit the 20-win mark for the second time while matching his career high for victories. Wainwright (20-9, 2.38 ERA) won his fifth straight start and made it look easy, striking out eight and walking one. He's allowed two runs in 33 innings and registered two complete games in his last four outings

Wainwright posted his 19th win, pitching a shutout Wednesday night as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 to hold their 2 1/2-game edge in the NL Central. This was the Cardinals' 21st shutout of the season, their most since 1968 when Bob Gibson and the rest of the staff had 30.

Wainwright (19-9) worked around seven hits and tied the Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw for the major league wins lead. He struck out seven and walked two in his ninth career shutout. He has thrown three this year, matching Detroit's Rick Porcello and Miami's Henderson Alvarez for most in the majors.

Wainwright won his 18th game Friday, allowing one run and six hits with eight strikeouts in a 5-1 win over the Rockies.

Wainwright appears to be on his way to a strong final month, going 3-0 with a 2.35 ERA in three September starts.

Wainwright scattered seven hits in a complete-game 9-1 win at Milwaukee on Sunday.

Wainwright has won his last two starts, tying him for the major league lead with 17 victories.

Wainwright tied a season high by allowing seven runs in 5 1-3 innings in a 7-4 loss to Milwaukee on Friday night.

Wainwright (13-6, 2.26 ERA) is 1-2 with a 5.82 ERA in his last three starts.

Wainwright notched his major league-leading 13th victory Sunday, limiting the Cubs to five hits over seven innings in a 1-0 win.

Wainwright has been stellar all season but has been particularly dialed in over his last nine outings, going 5-2 with a 1.40 ERA.

Wainwright was hit hard in his first start since the break, yielding six runs - four earned - over 4 2-3 innings Tuesday against Tampa Bay.

Wainwright hadn't pitched since July 12, and he may have been given a little too much rest. Look for him to bounce back in his next outing.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

Next Team Games

* Thu, Oct 9

TBD

STL (90-72, .556)
LAD (94-68, .580)

* Sat, Oct 18

8:07 ET

SF (88-74, .543)
STL (90-72, .556)

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