Showing posts with label Adam Wainwright. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Adam Wainwright. Show all posts

Adam Wainwright to Stick with the St. Louis Cardinals Two More Seasons

We feel pretty sad for Adam Wainwright. The poor guy just has to sit and watch his team complete a ridiculous rally during the regular season to make it to the playoffs as the National League Wild Card. Then, he has to watch them win the NLDS, the NLCS, and go through the World Series by the skin of their teeth. Game 6 might have been enough to make him cry. He was not a player, but a spectator through this entire roller coaster season.

But the news of the St. Louis Cardinals picking up his two-year contract option for 2012-13 must have made his day. The 30-year old right-hander, who won 20 games for St. Louis last season, is rehabbing from the Tommy John surgery he underwent back in February that sidelined him for the entire season. He threw his final bullpen session just before his team walked off to beat Texas in Game 6 of the World Series on Thursday.


Adam Wainwright's Season Ends Before it Begins

Unfortunately, Adam Wainwright's 2011 season has ended before it even got a chance to begin.

The St. Louis Cardinals ace will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow after feeling some stiffness in his arm after Monday's throwing session and learning of the severity Wednesday night.

Wainwright, 29, won 20 games for the Cardinals last season with a 2.42 ERA. He was once again runner-up for the National League Cy Young Award, this time behind winner Roy Halladay. He finished third in voting in 2009 behind winner Tim Lincecum and teammate Chris Carpenter.

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride, as they say.


Adam Wainwright: Perfect at Home

Adam Wainwright pitched six solid innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday for a 2-0 St. Louis Cardinals victory to improve to an incredible 10-0 with a 1.31 ERA at home.

The All-Star right-hander, who is 14-5 on the year with a 2.02 ERA, has allowed just one earned run over his last 29.1 innings pitched. Saturday night, he surrendered five hits and struck out three batters for his fourth straight victory and sixth of his last seven. Also, he's managed 19 scoreless innings in a row.

NL Gold Gloves Awards Announced

Ryan Zimmerman earned his first career Gold Glove on Wednesday, succeeding a buddy from his youth, New York Mets' third baseman David Wright. Back when Zimmerman was a shortstop in high school, the two were teammates on a youth team.

Zim led all big league third basemen with 325 assists, becoming just the second Washington player to win the award, joining catcher Earl Battey of the Senators, who won the honor in 1960. Zim's award is especially awesome since he came from a team with the worst fielding percentage in all of baseball. The Nationals also led the league in errors with 143. Awesome.

The Philadelphia Phillies nabbed two Gold Glove positions with Jimmy Rollins at shortstop (his third) and centerfeilder Shane Victorino getting his second straight award. St. Louis Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina and San Diego Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez also became second-time winners.