Adam Wainwright finally reached 200 wins on Monday last week. It was later revealed that before his start, he was dealing with a bout of back spasms.
It was so bad in fact that he almost didn’t pitch, according to John Denton. However, he pushed through pain and a bad bullpen session to toss his best game of the year, going seven strong innings without allowing a run.
Wainwright’s next turn through the rotation would have been last night in San Diego. However, the Cardinals opted not to start him and instead went with Jake Woodford.
And so, this begs the question.