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Game thread - game 33: atl@stl

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ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 11: Matt Holliday #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals slams his helmet to the ground after flying out against the Atlanta Braves at Busch Stadium on May 11, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 11: Matt Holliday #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals slams his helmet to the ground after flying out against the Atlanta Braves at Busch Stadium on May 11, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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Adam wainwright

Era 5.61

Fip 4.35

Xfip 2.67

K% 24.3%

bb% 5.0%

Gb 55.8%

Brandon beachy

Era 1.62

Fip 2.67

xFIP 3.93

K% 17.7%

Bb% 6.5%

Gb% 43.5%

Wainwright continues to be a perplexing figure. His sky-high home run rate made for a frustrating april. Whether that was primarily bad performance or bad luck is a matter of controversy. If you believe his home run rate was mostly luck, he looks like a potential cy young winner. If you focus on his performance to date and ignore the luck factor, he's been one of the worst starters around.

I have faith in Adam, but I admit to a little anxiety about his starts.