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Adam Wainwright cleared to make his next start

Jun 18, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

Adam Wainwright AP

Adam Wainwright was scratched from his scheduled start Monday with a sore elbow, but the Cardinals ace threw 35-40 pitches in a bullpen session today and afterward told Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that he “felt very good … there were no signs of anything.”

Carlos Martinez moved from the bullpen to the rotation to fill in for Wainwright and tossed four innings Monday, but the Cardinals would prefer to keep him in a late-inning relief role.

Prior to the missed start Wainwright was his usual fantastic self this season, posting a 2.15 ERA and 91/21 K/BB ratio in 100 innings, including seven shutout innings last time out. He’s now slated to pitch Saturday versus the Phillies.

  1. SocraticGadfly - Jun 18, 2014 at 4:06 PM
  2. SocraticGadfly - Jun 18, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Crap, can’t use brackets outwardly like that, so I’ll say:

    —>sigh of relief<—

  3. missingdiz - Jun 18, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Hear, hear. But even with him out, the starting pitching has been pretty good. It’s the lineup. The guys don’t seem to get it that it’s OK to score some runs every game–it’s not some guilty pleasure that you should be trying to cut back on.

    • jvandever007 - Jun 18, 2014 at 6:12 PM

      Just imagine what the cards record could be if Holliday and Craig weren’t completely useless thus far

      • perryt200 - Jun 19, 2014 at 2:31 AM

        I did cry a little bit today when Holliday came to the plate in the 9th with 2 on. I could see the double play a mile away. (then Adams at the end against left handed pitching was almost as bad)

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