Adam Wainwright crowned king of #PitchersWhoRake in 2017 with Silver Slugger
The Silver Slugger winners were announced on Thursday night, and while there was a new champion among pitchers, it was a very familiar name.
In 2017, however, Wainwright took his offensive game to new heights with a .262/.279/.452 batting line that led to a career-best .731 OPS. Along the way, he pounded a pair of homers, making him just one of five pitchers to record at least two on the season. First, he struck in Milwaukee on April 21, against
The Cardinals jumped out to a 2-1 lead and went on to win, 6-3.
On June 1, Wainwright was at it again, this time back at home. The Busch Stadium crowd roared in approval when he crushed an offering from the Dodgers'
That two-run shot put the Cardinals in front, and those were the only runs they'd need on the entire day. Wainwright threw six scoreless innings as his team handed the 104-win Dodgers a rare 2-0 loss.
There was no doubt about that blast, either:
With that second long ball, Wainwright joined former Silver Slugger winners
Time to soak in that victory, Waino.