October 13, 2013 |
Adam Wainwright, the St. Louis ace who will start Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers on Monday night, will forever have Dec. 13, 2003, etched in his mind, but not just because it was the day he was traded from the Atlanta Braves to the Cardinals. “The day I was traded, I was in Gainesville, Ga., sitting on the fireplace asking my future father-in-law for his daughter's hand in marriage, and the phone started ringing,” Wainwright said after the Cardinals, who have a 2-0 edge in the best-of-seven series, worked out in Dodger Stadium on Sunday.
October 18, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS - As the Dodgers took batting practice Friday, a Dodgers fan tried to get the attention of Adrian Gonzalez. The fan was wearing a Mickey Mouse hat on his head. "Adam Wainwright sent me shopping," the fan said. Wainwright is the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher who accused Gonzalez of "Mickey Mouse" antics in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. After Gonzalez hit a home run in Game 5, he waggled his fingers atop his helmet as if he were wearing Mickey Mouse ears.
May 4, 2013
"I think he's too old for rehab assignments. " - Colorado Rockies Manager Walt Weiss on first baseman Todd Helton, 39, expected to be activated from the disabled list Sunday "The only positive is we're not playing in 30-degree temperatures where it has a chance to snow again. " - Kansas City Royals Manager Ned Yost on postponing Friday's game before it started, one day after the Royals dodged rain, snow and slush for four innings before calling off that day's game "Bad barbecue makes me want to fight somebody.
September 13, 2011 |
Chris Carpenter , 36, signed a $21-million, two-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. "We believe with him and Adam Wainwright we do have that 1-2 punch that we were so hopeful for this year and are glad it can be something we look forward to for 2012 and '13," General Manager John Mozeliak said. Josh Beckett to start for Red Sox Boston Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett , who sat out one start because of a sprained right ankle, will start Thursday or Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays, Manager Terry Francona said.
September 5, 2009 |
Ryan Ludwick homered twice, Adam Wainwright became the majors' first 17-game winner, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 14-7, on Friday night for their 10th win in 12 games. Pittsburgh lost its eighth in a row despite a six-run fifth that gave it the lead after it trailed 5-0. After the Pirates went ahead, though, Albert Pujols gave St. Louis the lead again the following half-inning with a three-run homer, his major league-leading 43rd. Ludwick was five for five.
July 24, 2012 |
ST. LOUIS — Facing the Cardinals on Tuesday night, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was well aware that St. Louis was the National League's best hitting club by more than one measure. Yet, it was the Cardinals' pitcher, Adam Wainwright, who had two key at-bats that helped sink Kershaw and the Dodgers at Busch Stadium. Wainwright hit a run-scoring double and drew a bases-loaded walk from Kershaw, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner and an All-Star, that produced another run and helped the Cardinals cruise, 8-2. The victory ended the Dodgers' winning streak at five games and their winning streak against the Cardinals at eight games.