Confounded Adam Wainwright bellyaches after yet another loss at Reds' home ballpark

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) watches.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) watches. / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Somebody get Adam Wainwright his blankey and a bottle. After taking it on the chin once again last night in the Cincinnati Reds hitter-friendly ballpark, the St. Louis Cardinals' starter was whining to reporters after the game about how much he hates pitching at Great American Ball Park.

To be honest, Wainwright has every reason to feel that way. Wainwright has now appeared in 22 games at GABP. He owns a 7-8 record with a 5.73 ERA and has seen 17 balls leave the yard. That's by the far the most throughout his entire career.

Adam Wainwright, though he has a losing record this season, has pitched well for the St. Louis Cardinals. Waino is 6-8 with a 3.40 ERA in 19 starts. For a 40-year-old pitcher who's lucky to see hit fastball touch 90 mph, that's a pretty good first-half.

Adam Wainwright got rocked again in the Reds home stadium.

But perhaps Wainwright will convince St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol to give him an extra day of rest when the Cardinals visit Great American Ball Park at the end of August. It doesn't seem to matter who good, or in this case, how bad the Cincinnati Reds happen to be. Wainwright just struggles to pitch well in Cincinnati. Check out what he said after the game via the St. Louis Post Dispatch:

"I come in here with a great plan. I come in here focused. I just threw zeroes against the Dodgers. I get the Braves out. I get the Dodgers out. I get the stinking Padres out. All the best teams in baseball. But I can’t get the dad-gummed Reds out. Ever. It’s just not good enough here."

Adam Wainwright, Cardinals pitcher

Despite losing their best hitter Tyler Stephenson to a broken clavicle in the first inning, the Redlegs still managed to put up nine runs during last night's win with seven being charged to Wainwright. Both Donovan Solano and Joey Votto took Adam Wainwright deep.

Wainwright was pulled in the sixth inning after walking Michael Paperiski and Kyle Farmer. His replacement, Jordan Hicks, then served up a two-run triple to Reds outfielder Tyler Naquin. Both runs were charged to Wainwright.

After the game, (via the St. Louis Post Dispatch) Adam Wainwright said, "This place is a disaster. I hate this place. It makes my skin crawl." That's okay, most Reds fans feel the same way about Busch Stadium.

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