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Adam Wainwright likely to go back on the disabled list

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Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright will likely be placed on the 10-day disabled list due to persisting pain in his right elbow, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Wainwright was activated from the disabled list for Sunday’s start against the Padres. Wainwright had a disastrous outing, giving up two runs on three hits and six walks (a career-high) with three strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings.

Wainwright’s velocity topped out at 89.7 MPH, according to Statcast. Most of his fastballs were in the 84-87 MPH range. Even his breaking balls lacked velocity and according to Wainwright, they also lacked “snap.” The right-hander said, “I didn’t have much.”

Wainwright was making his first start since April 17. Now with four starts under his belt, the 36-year-old veteran owns a 4.00 ERA with a 15/14 K/BB ratio in 18 innings.

Bryce Harper is pandering hard to Philly fans

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Bryce Harper hadn’t even addressed his new hometown fans before his Phillies jersey started selling like hotcakes. Since then, he’s said all the expected things. Talking about joining the Phillies, he said, “From day one, it felt right … I always talk about family and being a family, being one unit, and I get that from this team. Every guy has your back and vice versa. I’m very excited to go into battle with these guys.”

Harper is continuing to pander hard to Phillies fans. Behold his latest Instagram post:

Has anyone ever really longed to see the Liberty Bell?

Harper also famously recreated that Chase Utley scene from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia with actor Rob McElhenney on Twitter:

In Harper’s next post, he will talk about alternating bottles of You-eng-ling beers with glasses of “wooder.” He’ll add that every so often he will treat himself to a steak sandwich with cheese on it, then go home to watch all of the movies in the Rocky series.