Wainwright on the spot in Game 5

The Cardinals' ace can't afford a loss in St. Louis' last home game of the season

Originally Published: October 27, 2013
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- For a guy who wasn't especially pleased with his performance the last time he punched the clock for work, St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright has spent lots of time looking at himself in the mirror the past five days.

Literally and figuratively.

When we last saw Wainwright in action, he was pitching a mediocre five innings in a World Series Game 1 loss to the Boston Red Sox, and then flogging himself in his postgame media session. Wainwright is an old-school ...

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