Adam Wainwright certainly didn’t have his best start on Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds.
The veteran right-hander took the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals and allowed five runs over 5.2 innings of work.
However, the bats picked him up and he earned his 197th career win, inching closer to the 200-win mark.
St. Louis won by a final score of 8-5 to even their four-game series with the Reds.
After the game, the two-time World Series champion and three-time All-Star spoke with the media and discussed his outing against the Reds, while also addressing his struggles at Great American Ballpark.
Waino on pitching at Great American Ball Park and his reluctance to come out of the game: "Today, I went into going, 'You know what? I've had a bad history here, but today's a new day.' … I came in with such a positive attitude, and it's still the devil's lair." #STLCards pic.twitter.com/lbBzkps1nT
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Wainwright was quite honest about his struggles in Cincinnati, saying his opinion of the ballpark that has given him fits has not changed, but that he was happy to have started and earned a win.
The veteran right-hander expressed frustration over the fact that he has seemingly found ways to give up runs with two outs, which was a common theme on Tuesday night.
Wainwright then jokingly stated that he believed there was a curse on Great American Ballpark and that he hoped that Tuesday night’s start would be his last one in Cincinnati, given that he will be retiring at season’s end.
Wainwright also discussed how he managed to put the thought of his Cincinnati struggles out of his mind, but that it ultimately didn’t help, jokingly referring to Great American Ballpark as “the devil’s lair.”
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