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Cards weighing extra rest for Wainwright

Cards weighing extra rest for Wainwright

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Cards weighing extra rest for Wainwright
PHILADELPHIA -- After a strong outing Sunday in which Adam Wainwright threw a season-high 119 pitches in a 3-1 win over San Francisco, the question is will the Cardinals keep him on his fifth day, or with a day off on Monday give him an extra day of rest and push his start to Wednesday against Arizona.

"We've talked about it, but we haven't come to a solid decision yet," manager Mike Matheny said. "You watch how everything else goes between now and then. The cons are how much of a workload can he put in. Also skipping somebody can be taken the wrong way on a staff that has collectively pitched well this year.

"We look at what we see. If what we see is consistency, which is what we see with Adam, who is pitching better than any time this season. He's not making many mistakes over the heart of the plate. The difference now is the location of his fastball and the effectiveness of his cutter."

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