Cardinals name Wainwright starter for wildcard game next week against 100-game winning team in California | Derrick Goold: the land of birds
Among the many things around Cardinals that are evident long before they were official, add this one:
Adam Wainwright will start the one-to-one playoff game next Wednesday in California against the Los Angeles Dodgers or the San Francisco Giants.
“I mean, is that shocking? Said director Mike Shildt.
He confirmed the assignment that was evident with Wainwright’s performance for the club this season and throughout the last two months of charging up to the wildcard spot, and has become crystal clear with the pitching assignments for the weekend. end against the Cubs.
The Cardinals’ rotation for the regular season finale will be:
• Dakota Hudson, RHP Friday
• Jon Lester, LHP Saturday
• Jake Woodford, RHP Sunday
Shildt said the assignments were based on who launched most recently, with Hudson last Friday in Chicago and Lester following the next day. There is more to it. Starting Friday, Hudson will be available and on regular rest for a starter for the wild-card game. Lester and Woodford would be set up for anything that might follow the wild card game.
Wainwright is 17-7 this season and leads the team with a 3.05 ERA. He comes off a victory on Tuesday that clinched the Cardinals’ playoff spot and their 17th straight victory.