For one night in September, we saw Adam Wainwright.
You’ll remember him.
Not the weak-armed slop baller who has lobbed 86 mph batting practice fastballs all season. Not the pitcher whose climbing walk rate has threatened to catch his dwindling strikeout rate. Not the starter who entered the game on Monday as inarguably the worst in the National League.
No, we’re talking about Adam Wainwright, the happy-go-lucky, aw-shucks, beloved Cardinals’ starting pitcher who has probably earned more knee buckles than any other pitcher in MLB history. Unofficially, of course.
Just turned 42-year-old Adam Wainwright had one more Adam Wainwright start left in him.