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Adam Wainwright

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    April 22, 2014

    The 6 Best Yadier Molina Quotes From That New York Times Profile

    Whether he's catching fastballs, stopping runs or hitting homers, Yadier Molina is exciting to watch when he's at home plate. The New York Times noticed, so it sent a reporter to ask the St. Louis Cardinals catcher how he does it. In the Sunday story "From Behind the Plate, a Dutiful Master Orchest ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    Video: Cardinals Pitchers Adam Wainwright and Trevor Rosenthal Perform Karaoke

    As the Best Fans in Baseball know, St. Louis Cardinals pitchers Adam Wainwright and Trevor Rosenthal are excellent flameballers and all-around good guys. But what's finally getting everyone's attention lately is their adorable exuberance for karaoke. See also: "Ask a Karaoke Host" Archives At a re ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Albert Pujols Is "Bitter" About The Way Cardinals Front Office Handled His Departure

    Albert Pujols loooves St. Louis, but is just a little tiny bit bitter about some aspects of his departure from the Cardinals. The more he talked about St. Louis in his interview with Jon Paul Morosi, "the more he smiled." That is, until he stopped smiling. "St. Louis is still a special place fo ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Pack a Restaurant Picnic for Your Next Visit to Busch Stadium

    Gut Check loves us a day at the ballpark. And Gut Check loves us some ballpark food. Nachos? Bratwurst? Soft pretzels? Pretty much anything shellacked with orange cheese product? Yes, please. We ain't always caviar-and-Champagne snobs. Gut Check, however, doesn't loves us the cost of ballpark food. ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    The Cardinals Finally Clinch

    In the end, it probably happened the only way that made sense. The 2012 Cardinals are not about dramatic, thrilling victories, even if they occasionally pretend to be. The 2012 Cardinals are about letdowns at the biggest moments, and just being good enough overall to power through the heartbreak.&nb ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Cards Shut Out Houston; Adam Wainwright Does a Thing (Again)

    What the Cardinals did last night was exactly what they needed to do. Now, if they can just remember that feeling and do that same thing a couple dozen more times, we might be in business. The Cards were playing the Houston Astros, the worst team in baseball. Unfortunately, the Astros being the ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Cards Split With the Giants; Adam Wainwright Does a Thing

    Thank god for Adam Wainwright. I've said it before over the past four or five seasons, but I think it bears repeating now and again. Thank god for Adam Wainwright. It's been a great ride, watching Wainwright progress from hyped prospect (acquired in return for J.D. Drew way back in the 200 ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    The Wainwright Report

    Adam Wainwright was amazing last night. Just flat-out, unequivocally brilliant. Wainwright went the distance, earning his first shutout since 2010 by dominating the Padres from delivery number one to pitch number 111, an 86 mph cutter that resulted in a game-ending groundball force play off the ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Adam Wainwright Pushes the Panic Back

    Okay, so the Cardinals lost last night. That sucked. Big time. In fact, it was the second night in a row they lost 3-2 in walkoff fashion to the Chicago Cubs. It was a very, very bad night in a lot of ways. We don't feel good about Jason Motte right now walking hitters, Fernando Salas hasn't lo ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Of Adam Wainwright & Backup Catchers: Spring Training Notes 03/13/12

    ​Thanks to the magic of modern technology, I got to watch Adam Wainwright make his second start of the spring this afternoon; it was extremely comforting to see him back on the mound. You can forget about an injured pitcher surprisingly easily, thanks to the occasional nature of their appearances ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Adam Wainwright Returns and Shaun Marcum's Sore Shoulder

    ​Just a couple quick mid-day baseball related notes: Adam Wainwright made his return to the mound today, even if only in a spring training capacity, and did so quite successfully, throwing two scoreless innings against the Minnesota Twins. It was the first time Wainwright had appeared in ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    'Cue for a Cause at Pappy's Smokehouse

    Not that you need a reason to eat barbecue this weekend, or to visit Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340) again, but this weekend offers you a very good reason to do both. On Sunday, January 15, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright will join Mike Emerson and the Pappy's team ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    March 31, 2011
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    March 31, 2011

    The Opening Day Crystal Ball: 2011 MLB Predictions

    I actually dressed up like this to write this post. I predict the itching of this beard will soon drive me to madness. ​Just a bare handful of hours, now, until the Cardinals' 2011 season gets underway. Plenty of ink and bytes have been spilled talking about what the season may bring, lots of it r ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Augenstein In, Salas Out As Cards Finalize the 'Pen

    Augenstein and his sidearm funk last saw the majors in 2009. ​The Cardinals made their roster official yesterday, as they announced Daniel Descalso and Bryan Augenstein will both make the club's Opening Day roster. Descalso will serve as a utility infielder, while Augenstein becomes the final righ ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Delta Flight Skids in Snow Saturday; Plane Carried Kit Bond and Adam Wainwright

    The spring storm that dropped more than four inches of snow Saturday at St. Louis Lambert Field is being blamed for a frightful landing that day. A Delta flight from Atlanta carrying 142 passengers touched down around 5:30 p.m. and briefly skidded off the runway before the pilot was able to correct ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Reminder: First Cardinals' Broadcast of Spring Training Today at Noon

    Mike Shannon: "Heh, heh. Wow. Get up, baby!"​Yesterday was the start of the Grapefruit League season for the Cardinals. The club lost 6-3 to the Florida Marlins. The good news: Redbird newcomer Lance Berkman looked strong, going  2 for 2 with a home run. Pitcher Raul Valdes, starting for Adam ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Reason to Rejoice: Cardinals' Pre-Season Begins Today

    Crocus Cardinals = Spring around the corner.​With temperatures plunging back into the 30s today we here at Daily RFT were desperate for some kind of sign that this miserable winter will one day end. We think we've found it. Just as the first crocus blooms suggest the thawing of the spring, so too ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Adam Wainwright Has 'Significant' Elbow Injury; Mass Panic Ensues

    ​Well, just in case everyone wasn't already bummed enough about the whole Albert-Pujols-is-leaving-after-the-season storyline for 2011, we now have the news that Adam Wainwright, ace of the Cardinals' staff and eternal Cy Young runner-up, has left spring training camp in Florida and is headed to t ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    Visit Pappy's Smokehouse Today, Help Catch-A-Dream Charity

    Image via​OK, I realize few of you need another excuse to visit barbecue mecca Pappy's Smokehouse. That said, owner and all-around great guy Mike Emerson called early this morning to say that all of today's proceeds will benefit Catch-A-Dream, a charity that provides outdoor adventures to kids con ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Adam Wainwright: Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Cy

    commons.wikimedia.orgAdam Wainwright, contemplating the most likely candidates to beat him out for future Cy Young awards. ​I wonder if Cy Young Award Winner Announcement Day is just like the worst day of the year for Adam Wainwright. The way some people have particularly sad anniversaries marked ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Better Luck Next Year, Adam Wainwright

    commons.wikimedia.org​The Curse of 2010 has taken away our hopes for playoff glory. Sadly, it appears it's also going to take away any hope we might have for seeing our players win much in the way of personal postseason hardware too. Jaime Garcia has already been shut down for the season, and ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Wainwright, Schumaker Caught Relieving Tension of Long Season

    Quick, does it look like Cardinals players Adam Wainwright and Skip Schumaker are, um, gratifying each other here? H/T: Deadspin.Still, when it comes to great moments revolving sports and pantomime penis pulling, nothing tops the video of that Texas Tech bell ringer from a few years ago. Classic. Ju ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Cardinals Botch the Sweep Again: Tale of the Broken Broom Blues

    That's 0 for 7 now on the broom, guys. What's the problem? ​It really didn't seem like there should have been any way the Cardinals could have possibly screwed this one up. Six times this season they have won the first two games of a three-game set, only to see their hopes for a sweep go up in smo ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Game Notes: Cardinals 6, Redlegs 3 -- 7th April 2010

    ​Well, I think it's pretty clear by now the 2010 Cardinals aren't going to lose a game this year. I can honestly say, after viewing them for two entire games all the way through, this may be the single greatest athletic entity in the history of the world. Move over, '27 Yankees, the Cardinals are ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010
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    November 20, 2009

    The Cy Young Shutout

    Cy Young agrees with me. It's a shame his namesake award didn't go to a Cardinal. Hell, he even played for the Cardinals for awhile! If anything, I'll bet he's even MORE pissed than I am!​Sigh. What? Oh, no. Nothing. No, I'm fine. It's just... no, never mind. Well, I mean, it's just that ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    An Extension for El Piñata?

    Sure, he hasn't actually pitched like a piñata this year, but it's just too good a nickname to stop now. ​Apparently, Joel Piñeiro really wants to stick around with the Cardinals a while longer. He has reportedly told his agent to get a deal done that will keep him here if at all possible.&n ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    A Serious Number of Amazing Things About Chris Carpenter

    Chris Carpenter is 11-0 since the beginning of July. In that time, he has held opponents to a batting line of .240/.286/.312, good for an OPS of .598. Basically, Chris Carpenter turns every major league hitter into a slightly more potent batter than this guy. Chris Carpenter is one of only two ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Game Notes: Cardinals 10, Dodgers 0 - A Vintage Ass Kicking

    -- Chad Billingsley is really, really good. It isn't often you see a pitcher with that kind of ability, that combination of velocity, movement, and location. Personally, I think Billingsley needs to learn to use both sides of the plate more effectively, as he essentially stays in the same area all g ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Game Notes: Cardinals 5, Brew Crew 0, 7th July

    -- I think that may have been the Cards' best win of the year so far. Facing the staff ace of their chief rival for the division, playing the first game of a truly pivotal three-game series, and they come up big, even sans Albert heroics. Too often, this team only performs when Albert Pujols puts th ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week- Adam Wainwright

    Things got scary for a little while there with Adam Wainwright, I have to admit. It wasn't just that he was struggling, it was the way that he was struggling. He was all over the place, and when he did manage to throw a strike, it got whacked all over the yard. Wainwright didn't even look like the s ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    Maybe Duncan's Just Too Busy?

    Adam Wainwright has discovered a flaw in his delivery, and will shortly be back to perennial Cy Young contender form. He and Chris Carpenter, papier mache ace extraordinaire, were looking at some video yesterday, and, wonder of wonders, they found out what was wrong with Adam's mechanics! I'm a ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Cardinals Post-Game Notes: April 16, 2009

    Just a couple of quick impressions from the Cards' first contest of the year against the Chicago Nine.  

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    March 16, 2009

    Playing Like a Cardinal in 2009

    A couple of days ago I received a very nice email, from a man who works in the Cardinals' Fan Development Office (I assume that's what used to be referred to as marketing), passing along a link to the Cards' new batch of advertisements for 2009. They're using the Play Like a Cardinal theme agai ... More >>

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    October 20, 2008

    What If: The Cardinals Acquire San Diego Ace Jake Peavy

    Ah, the sweet taste of victory. The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Red Sox, slayed the evil giant, felled the mighty ogre, whatever analogy you like. However you wish to say it, the Rays are your American League champions for the year of 2008. Congratulations to Tampa Bay, and congratulations to thei ... More >>

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    August 26, 2008

    Cardinals Set to Play Two Most Important Games of the Season

    This time of the year, every series that a team plays is a big series. Unless they're out of contention, every single series, regardless of the opponent, is a huge series. No one series can be singled out as being bigger than any other. That being said, this is one of the biggest series of the yea ... More >>

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    August 19, 2008

    Wainwright's Role Depends on Carpenter's Health

    A while back, I took a look at some of the more important players and issues that I thought would factor into the Cardinals' stretch run for 2008. After long hours of careful consideration... Alright, fine, it was only eight minutes of consideration while I was in line to get a bagel. You and I both ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008

    Pineiro Will Likely Move Over for Returning Wainwright

    It's likely that Joel Pineiro was pitching to keep his spot in the rotation last night. The question is, did he pitch well enough to keep it? As it stands now, the Cardinals rotation includes: -Chris Carpenter -Kyle Lohse -Todd Wellemeyer -Braden Looper -Pineiro Within a week or two, it's expecte ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008

    Requiem For a Prospect: Anthony Reyes, Now Traded to Cleveland, Used to be the Next Big Thing

    I remember the first time I ever saw Anthony Reyes pitch. It was in August 2005, when he made his big-league debut against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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    June 9, 2008

    The DL: What Cardinals' Management Really Mean

    Over the weekend, Adam Wainwright was removed from his start against Houston with what's being called a ''strained middle finger.'' What's a bit worrisome, though, is that after the game, Wainwright himself was quoted as saying that he heard a ''pop'' inside his hand after throwing a pitch. I don't ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008

    Izturis' Triple Tells Us of the '08 Cardinals

    I can tell you everything you need to know about the 2008 Cardinals, and it will only take one at-bat to do so. Please allow me to set the scene. Bottom of the fourth inning Wednesday night against the Houston Astros. One out. mlb.com Cesar Izturis Leading off the inning, Yadier Molina had sin ... More >>

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    April 22, 2008

    Cards Blog: Wainwright should have received the 'W'

    Hell of a game last night, fellows. Great job bouncing back after a rough go of it against the Giants. Stlcardinals.com Wainwright I realize that wins and losses for pitchers are really kind of a meaningless stat, but I also happen to be in the minority who thinks it sucks. Last night, Adam Wa ... More >>

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    April 22, 2008

    Cards Blog: Wainwright should have received the 'W'

    Hell of a game last night, fellows. Great job bouncing back after a rough go of it against the Giants. Stlcardinals.com Wainwright I realize that wins and losses for pitchers are really kind of a meaningless stat, but I also happen to be in the minority who thinks it sucks. Last night, Adam Wa ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    View the New St. Louis Cardinals "Play Like a Cardinal" Ads Here

    The St. Louis Cardinals are trying to get us pumped for the upcoming season, during which we'll likely watch the "new-look Cards" finish with a losing record. And it kills me to say that. Especially after a decade-plus of stretch drives, one National League pennant and a World Series championship. ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    View the New St. Louis Cardinals "Play Like a Cardinal" Ads Here

    The St. Louis Cardinals are trying to get us pumped for the upcoming season, during which we'll likely watch the "new-look Cards" finish with a losing record. And it kills me to say that. Especially after a decade-plus of stretch drives, one National League pennant and a World Series championship. ... More >>

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    June 29, 2007

    Lunar Ass Toy, Anyone?

    Is Unreal the only one who flashes to images of sci-fi monsters upon hearing the name Mike Maroth? The new Cardinal hurler’s surname is just a quick anagram away from Mothra -- the gigantic lepidopteran that gobbled up scores of Japanese villagers during a run of 1960s schlock thrillers. (One ca ... More >>

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    June 29, 2007

    Lunar Ass Toy, Anyone?

    Is Unreal the only one who flashes to images of sci-fi monsters upon hearing the name Mike Maroth? The new Cardinal hurler’s surname is just a quick anagram away from Mothra -- the gigantic lepidopteran that gobbled up scores of Japanese villagers during a run of 1960s schlock thrillers. (One ca ... More >>

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    March 28, 2007

    The Littlest 'Birds

    All of a sudden the Cardinals are embracing a youth movement.

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