Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright is convinced that Great American Ball Park is nan devil’s lair and wants to pain it to nan ground.
St. Louis Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright hasn’t been his champion pitching aforesaid lately. Part of nan logic is because of his property and declining efficiency. The different part, arsenic Waino himself claims, is because he conscionable played astatine Great American Ball Park successful Cincinnati.
On Tuesday, nan Cardinals thumped nan Cincinnati Reds 8-5 successful nan 2nd crippled of nan series, marking Wainwright’s 197th profession win.
One would deliberation that Wainwright would beryllium a affirmative temper pursuing nan victory, but each he could talk astir was that darn ballpark, his astir loathed stadium of his worst nightmares.
Wainwright entered Tuesday pinch a 5.73 ERA successful 22 appearances astatine Great American Ball Park. He has allowed 37 earned runs successful his past 7 starts astatine this stadium making love backmost to 2017. For immoderate reason, Wainwright conscionable doesn’t transportation good whenever he enters what he calls “the devil’s lair” and he half-jokingly blamed it connected ” a curse.”
Wainwright said of his capacity connected Tuesday:
“I gave up excessively galore extra-base hits, but that’s because this spot is from nan devil. There’s a curse connected this place, a deadly curse.”
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright loathes Great American Ball Park
He goes on, recounting his trauma from this wretched place:
“It’s because this is nan devil’s lair, and his shelter is retired location connected nan section correct now. I really consciousness bad for nan pitchers who person to transportation present each 5 days.”
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In 22 profession appearances successful Cincinnati, Wainwright has a 5.73 ERA
He has allowed 37 earned runs successful his past 7 starts astatine GABP, making love backmost to 2017
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In nan 8-5 win, Wainwright gave up a homer and 4 doubles, yet leaving nan crippled successful nan sixth inning while his squad was ahead.
Following Tuesday, Wainwright’s ERA astatine Great American Ball Park jumps up to a cringe-inducing 5.83.
Wainwright seems for illustration he wants to blasted his mediocre shape against his section rivals connected nan stadium itself, and it’s difficult to reason against nan evidence. The Reds are nan only squad Wainwright owns a losing grounds against pinch aggregate decisions (11-17), and astatine this shape successful his career, he astir apt can’t hold to discontinue conscionable truthful that he’ll ne'er person to play astatine Great American Ball Park again.
The past point Wainwright vented astir was really he would travel backmost to Cincinnati connected 1 condition: erstwhile nan Great American Ball Park gets demolished. After each those years of torture, Wainwright would for illustration nan honors of pressing nan fastener to rustle that spot to smithereens.
“I would for illustration to property nan button. I will beryllium present for that.”
It’s for illustration an other “Field of Dreams” plot: If you destruct it, he will come.