5 players the Cardinals should have trusted more against the Phillies

Miranda Remaklus
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 22: Manager Oliver Marmol #37 of the St. Louis Cardinals looks on during batting practice prior to the game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 22, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 22: Manager Oliver Marmol #37 of the St. Louis Cardinals looks on during batting practice prior to the game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 22, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images)
Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images) /

Big games are what Cardinals Adam Wainwright is made of and should have been given opportunity

While he may not have been able to help due to his pitching issues that ended his season, Adam Wainwright is made for big game situations in the playoffs and definitely should have been given an opportunity to even pitch an inning or two in Game 2.

The Cardinals should have had all hands on deck for Game 2. No question. One set of those hands should have been Wainwright’s with the full knowledge that he would step up big in the moment with Yadier Molina by his side.

It was a completely missed opportunity. But, it does seem to have added fuel to the fire that brought Wainwright back to the Cardinals for a final ride in 2023.

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