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This goes more so for the Cardinals as a whole than it does Carpenter or Wainwright.
St. Louis finished tied for tenth in the NL with their dismal 34-47 road record.
Four teams who finished with a worse overall record than St. Louis, won more games on the road.
As for Chris Carpenter? He went 4-4 on the road which is not great, but not bad either. Had he received more starts on the road he most likely would have had a better record.
Adam Wainwright also had a .500 winning percentage on the road, but his record was 8-8.
So based on how great both these guys pitched last year overall, both were On a team that had a terrible road record, you can't ask for much more.
Especially since those 12 wins account for more than one-third of the Cards' road wins.
Fast forward to 2011 and we may seem this road record decrease because of Wainwright's injury.
Thus, Carpenter either has to practically carry the load himself or look elsewhere to help out another ball-club.