Over the course of the season, St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright dealt with elbow tendinitis, a prolonged bout with “dead-arm”, and all of the other aches and pains that go with throwing 238.2 innings.
“That’s one of my most proud seasons,” said Adam following Game 5. “Statistically, might’ve been one of my best seasons—if not the best season I’ve ever had. To do that with the things I was fighting through, I’m proud of that.”
While those health issues had to be dealt with during the season, Wainwright is hopeful that he will only need rest and a quiet offseason to recover.
“I don’t know–we’ll wait and see, I think so,” he said. “Think so. Gotta meet with the trainers in the next few days and we’ll see, but I think, yeah it should be fine.”
Wainwright tied his career-high with 20 wins and put up a person-best 2.38 earned run average. Both of those statistics, along with complete games (5), shutouts (3), and WHIP (1.03) ranked in the Top 3 among National League pitchers.
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