• Birds of praise: Wainwright, Cardinals soar to NLCS

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Oct 10, 2013
    But Wainwright made good pitches when he needed to. That was the big key." The truth is, what Wainwright did is rare but not as much so as you might think. A quiet Pittsburgh offense once again had its volume turned down by Wainwright and the Cardinals in Wednesday's decisive Game 5 of the National League Division Series, a 6-1 loss at Busch Stadium. It was the third victory the Cardinals needed to move out of the NL Division Series and on to a NL Championship Series showdown with the Dodgers. Given that there are two starting pitchers in every game, that means nine of 92 men have finished what they started in do-or-die games, a 9.8 percent ratio that is more than double the regular season rate and almost triple the postseason rate.
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    • Adam Wainwright's complete game gem not as rare as you might think

      Who says the complete game is dead? The truth is, it happens in the postseason more often than you think.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Bucs' offense snuffed by Wainwright, double plays

      On a night when scoring was hard to come by and their only run came on a trio of fluky infield hits, the Pirates met their match. It was singularly in the form of Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, and their fate was handed down partly by way of a couple of…
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    • Oct. 9 Adam Wainwright postgame interview

      Adam Wainwright spoke to the media after the Cardinals' Game 5 series-clinching victory over the Pirates.
      Source: MLB.com

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