Wainwright decided to extend his career.
Adam Wainwright (40), the “Ace of Immortality,” doesn’t seem to care about his age.
Wainwright started his third game of the series against the LA Dodgers at Bush Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri on the 9th (Korea Standard Time) and pitched seven hits, one home run, four strikeouts, and four runs in 8 1/3 innings, leading his team to a 5-4 victory.
In an interview after the game, he said, “It was a perfect victory made by all the team members.” In particular, he praised Cory Seager for his relay play when he allowed a right-center double in the first inning with one out and runners on first and second bases. “A great throw, a great cutoff, and a great tag were made. Overall, the defense was good, a hit came out at the right time, and a home run was added to it. The entire team played good baseball,” he continued.
Having to watch his team lose consecutive games, he described the game as “a must-win game.” “I suffered a really hard defeat in the last Milwaukee expedition, and the atmosphere has been continuing so far,” he said, raising his voice that he needed to change the mood that subsided due to a disappointing defeat in the last expedition.
Wainwright is still showing good performance at the age of 40, and is even mentioned as a candidate for the Cy Young Award. He said, “I’m not thinking about my age at all. I don’t think it’s a factor that affects pitching, he said. “I’m confident that I’m showing myself a strong performance. Yeah, I’m 40 years old. Who cares about that?” He said again, “Age doesn’t matter.
There was a time when he realized his age, too. It was when the ball hit against pitcher Neftali Feliz in the seventh inning was caught by the center fielder in front of the fence. He said, “I thought it went over. When I saw the outfielder going backward looking for the location of the wall, I thought, “It’s the first time at Bush Stadium to cross the middle fence.” “If I were 39, I would have passed it, but I think I was caught on the winning track because I was 40,” he said with a smile.토토사이트
He also expressed his feelings about his former colleague Albert Pujols. “It’s still showing that I can play. I’m having a really good season. “I’m still hitting well,” he praised Pujols. “When I lost a home run to starter Hep the previous day, it wasn’t that driven, but I crossed the fence. “I prepared for a match with him, thinking about what he had seen before,” he said adding that his skills in his heyday have not disappeared.
Having signed a one-year contract with St. Louis this season, he said he will also play active in the 2022 season through his charity “Big League Impact” he founded the previous day. “My goal is always to play next year,” he said, answering the question of whether the 2022 season will be my last active season. “The family still has authority. Right now, I’ll focus on this season and see you after that. We are still negotiating, he added.
There is another thing he is negotiating. “My family decided not to raise a dog until I retired, but I’m discussing with my family whether to break this promise in 2022 and raise a dog,” he explained. “My selfish dad has been playing baseball almost since the Vietnam War,” he said, expressing his sorry feelings for his family.