Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
Three names: Adam Wainwright, Joel Pineiro, and Dave Duncan.
That's why the Reds ain't winnin' zip.
Adam Wainwright, outside of Peavy and Webb, has been the NL's best starter over the last 2 1/2 or 3 months. He's absolutely smashed his competition. He should be plenty enough--with one more Pujols hot streak--to vault the Cards into the postseason.
And really, outside of San Diego's, St Louis's bullpen is outstanding.
Harang has been much better than Wainwright over the last 2.5 months, as has Zambrano,Hudson,Penny,Oswalt,Lowry,Hamels etc.
Wainwright is pitching good since June 1, but he simply isn't as dominate as the others.
Wainwright is 7-5 with an ERA of about 3 since June 1.
Nice, but not close to being in the top group.