I don’t really like when players make guarantees. Most of the time they’re completely unnecessary and a perfect way to make yourself look like a moron. In the case of Adam Wainwright — No. 25 on our list of the top 30 franchise players in baseball — I’m willing to make an exception.
Despite not having won a game since August 11, the right-hander still has a Cy Young-worthy 17-10 record with a 2.34 ERA. Wainwright has allowed at least four runs in each of his last three starts, and it looks as though an adjustment may be needed in order for him to get back on track. The Cardinals ace has guaranteed he will make that adjustment.
I don’t like losing one game much less four in a row,” Wainwright said. “I won’t lose again.”
Certainly a bold statement, but for some reason I believe him. Wainwright definitely has the stuff needed to run the table, granted the Cardinals score a few runs along the way. Whether St. Louis ends up making the playoffs or not (not looking good), I wouldn’t want to be a hitter facing a pissed off Adam Wainwright who has gone out of his way to make guarantees.
Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright: “I won’t lose again” [Hardball Talk]