10 St. Louis Cardinals studs and duds from May

Paul Goldschmidt #46 and Nolan Arenado #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals look on after the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 14, 2021 in New York City. The Cardinals defeated the Mets 7-6 in eleven innings. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Paul Goldschmidt #46 and Nolan Arenado #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals look on after the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 14, 2021 in New York City. The Cardinals defeated the Mets 7-6 in eleven innings. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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St. Louis Cardinals Adam Wainwright
MIAMI, FLORIDA – APRIL 19: Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on April 19, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Stud: Adam Wainwright

May Stats (32 IP): 3-1 W-L, 1.69 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, 22 SO

Adam Wainwright continued to turn back the clock this past month, pitching great in all five starts this month, including three masterful performances where he looked nearly unhittable.

Wainwright’s 7 inning gem against the red hot Padres was a sign of many things for the St. Louis ballclub. First, Wainwright may be able to be the ace of the staff once again, even with his 41st birthday on the horizon. Second, Wainwrights consistency will provide the rotation and bullpen with much needed relief as injuries and underperformances are found on various parts of the staff.

If St. Louis is to make a postseason run, they will need Wainwright to provide significant starts for them during the regular and postseason. Lucky for the Cardinals, it looks like he is primed to do so once again.

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