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Adam Wainwright did not bring his best stuff with him to Fenway Park, and the Boston Red Sox were able to take advantage of him. Additionally, it did not help that the defense behind him was inconsistent.
If the St. Louis Cardinals are going to win the title, they are going to have to turn to Wainwright at least once more in the series. Fans should not be concerned about his performance heading into that start.
In his three previous postseason starts this year, Wainwright allowed just four runs in 23 innings while striking out 20. He also came into the playoffs on a roll, winning four of his last five starts during the regular season.
Wainwright should return to his winning ways the next time he steps on the mound for the Cardinals.