At one point Adam Wainwright looked like the Cy Young Front Runner…
He was 17-6 with an ERA of 1.99 on August 11 and it looked like a 20 win season and a sub 2.00 ERA were in his future.
Then it looked like he decided to make a conscious effort to hand it over to Roy Halladay.
He had been 1-5 since and his ERA has jumped up .51 points.
Now of course he is still in the mix for the Cy Young and some of his losses were tough luck losses.
But a big win here would go a long way. A nice domination of the Padres would land him win #19 and make his ERA closer to 2.00 than 3.00. And the fans would love him for it…
Not the Cardinals fans… GIANTS fans.
Giant fans have images of a Division Title dancing in their heads and the Padres going on another skid would go a long way to making that true.
So come on! It is fun to be loved. Cardinals fans will love you forever if for no other reason than clinching the 2006 World Series.
You can have San Francisco fans love you too and you don’t even need to change uniforms.
So come on, Adam. A Cy Young would look good on your mantle. Go for it tomorrow.