Cards' Wainwright has HR, 4 RBIs in first win of season ....

Baseball dates back to the 18th century; it began in 1869. Changes just don’t happen in the game of baseball. Over 130 years, only 75 changes have been made.

In this shortened 2020 season, we will have changes. One of those is to implement the Universal DH. The designated hitter is a player who does not play a position in the field, but instead replaces the pitcher in the batting order: Baseball Rule 51.1. The American League adapted the DH in 1973. 

The National League has played the game with no DH; except when we play in an American League city. Adam Wainwright has batted for 15 years. He likes to bat and run the bases. Wainwright is happy with his “stuff” at the plate. He’s hit ten career home runs and won a Silver Slugger Award in 2017. He’s very proud of that award!

Wainwright said. “. . .Very comfortable up there doing that kind of thing. Very comfortable hitting home runs. I’d love to continue to those kinds of things. I’m also very comfortable striking out. I don’t want to do that anymore. I will miss using the bat, for sure.”

“As I was walking down the tunnel after my fourth inning (Sunday), I went, ‘I just pitched at Busch Stadium, and I didn’t hit or run the bases or see a pitch from the plate at all.’ That was weird. That was different.”

Cardinals Manager, Mike Shildt, says we “never say never” so he will keep Wainwright ready “just in case.” Shildty might use him to execute a bunt or even hit if we need it. 

“You show up and there’s a particular day where guys have been asked to quarantine … or they’re forced to stay away from the ballpark,” Shildt said. “Or somebody’s banged up and we get into extra innings and we’re short on a position player. Then yeah, he’s got the experience to go in and be able to get an at-bat and take an at-bat. Get a bunt down. I hope it doesn’t turn out to be a reality, but it’s something that we have to look at and know that he’s more than capable of doing it.”


John Mozeliak

Groin doesn't bother Cards' Kwang Hyun Kim in 2 shutout innings ...

Wainwright는 그의 새로운 팀원과 함께 운동합니다!