Cardinals manager Mike Matheny named Adam Wainwright the starting pitcher for the National League in tomorrow’s All-Star Game, where Wainwright will oppose Felix Hernandez on the mound. This is the first time since Chris Carpenter started for the NL in 2005 that a Cardinals pitcher will be starting in the All-Star Game.
It’s a well-deserved honor for Wainwright, who is having one of the best starts of his career with a 12-4 record and 1.83 ERA. His only competition for NL starter was Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who is 11-2 with a 1.78 ERA, but Waino has logged 42 more innings this season and has his own manager making the decisions for the NL team this time around.
“Aside from having the ability to win two World Series with the Cardinals, I think this has to be one of the highlights of my career,” Wanwright said.