Adam Wainwright is looking like the pitcher coming in towards the end of the line.
41 year old Cardinals Legend gets a chance to show that he still has life in his right hand when St. Louise’s tour Arizona Diamondbacks monday night in phoenix
Wainwright (3-4, 7.66 ERA) would come off the injured list to start against Arizona in the opener of the three-game series. He has been ruled out due to shoulder irritation and will feature for the first time since July 4.
Cardinals Manager Oliver Marmol said Wainwright would throw about 65 pitches.
Wainwright is fine with that amount. He said the shoulder received several cortisone shots and performed well in three bullpen sessions, the last being a 50-pitch effort on Friday.
Wainwright said that his pitches had more life in the season than they had in the past.
Wainwright told reporters before laughing, “It’s a dramatic difference because I might get the life of the end of the pitch, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see what these hitters tell us.” “The catchers I’ve pitched to and the pitching coaches tell me it looks different, and it looks like last year, so that’s what we’re going for.”
Wainwright went 11–12 with a 3.71 ERA the previous season.
This season, Wainwright has allowed 84 hits and 19 walks in just 51 2/3 innings in 11 starts. In his last three starts before going to the IL, Wainwright went 0–3 with a 19.13 ERA.
Wainwright, who has 198 career wins in 18 seasons with the St. Louis, is 11-6 with a 3.35 ERA in 19 career appearances (16 starts) against diamondbacks, Christian Walker is 4 for 9 with a homer against Wainwright, while Ketel Marte is hitless in 12 at-bats.
Cardinals After winning eight of their last nine games, they have lost three games in a row. scheduled tribe. Lewis lost 7-2 to the Chicago Cubs on Sunday
diamondbacks Happy to be back home after losing their last four games of the 2-7 road trip. Arizona lost 7-3 on Sunday as the Cincinnati Reds went on a three-game winning streak
overall, diamondbacks have lost 12 of their last 16 matches
“Tough times for us,” said Arizona All-Star outfielder Corbin Carroll. “Everyone has a lot of faith in each other. This may be a small sample. Keep playing. Don’t change our game. Keep trying to get better.”
diamondbacks It was the only one of the nine with runners in scoring position on Sunday. Arizona loaded the bases in the ninth, but All-Star outfielder Lourdes Guriel Jr. enter a game-ending double play
“We’re not playing the type of baseball we’ve played all year,” diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “We are all disappointed by it.
Carroll homered for the second consecutive day and third time in the last four games. He has 21 on the season.
Right-hander Raine Nelson (6-5, 4.82) will take the field for Arizona.
Nelson, 25, has allowed two or fewer earned runs in three of his last four starts. That includes allowing two runs and three hits over seven innings while defeating the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
On July 6, Nelson suffered a tough outing down the stretch, giving up seven runs and nine hits in three innings of a loss to the visiting New York Mets.
Nelson never faced the St. Louis.
Paul Goldschmidt, the current MVP of the National League Cardinals Was given Sunday off and will return to the lineup against his former team on Monday
The 35-year-old had just two homers and eight RBIs in 73 at-bats in July.
Goldschmidt was a six-time All-Star in eight seasons before being traded to Arizona Cardinals after 2018 season
Goldschmidt is batting .301 with seven homers and 20 RBI in 21 games. diamondbacks
–Field Level Media