St. Louis Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright is back – MLB News
The St. Louis Cardinals had a big loss during the past year prior to the commencement of the regular season in the face of Adam Wainwright’s unexpected departure due to serious injury on his right elbow. However after a year, on Friday, February 24, Adam
Wainwright threw for the first time; making a new milestone.
The Tommy John surgery which came in the wake of his pitching practice in Spring Training last year seems to have greatly compromised the chances of St. Louis Cardinals to win any big victory. However, the club somehow survived this unforeseen and potentially
The Cardinals, with the help of other pitchers and a solid offence, eventually won the World Series finals against the Texas Rangers. But conspicuous was the absence of Adam Wainwright all this time.
Friday’s practice session, nonetheless, shall change things for good now. He threw fastballs and off-speed pitches to ascertain how his arm is feeling.
"This [gave] me a chance to conquer it," Wainwright said. "This [gave] me a chance to get over that."
"Each time I throw, I let my body do it naturally," Wainwright said. "I'm not trying to force anything. I'm out there just going through my delivery and my arm. Whatever comes out of it is what's going to come out of it. Today, I noticed there was a little
more something there then there was before."
The tremendously talented starter has a lot to offer the St. Louis Cardinals. While there might have been setbacks for the World Series Champs with the departure of Albert Pujols and Tony La Russa, Wainwright will be a blessing for the defence this time
The 2009 Gold Glove winner has so far had 182 game appearances, having 119 starts and maintaining an enviable ERA of 2.97 throughout his career with 66 wins to his credit.
He was drafted back in 2000 and since then he has been performing consistently. It now is to be seen if he has fully recovered and remains strong enough to pitch as superbly as he previously used to do in his career.