Wainright describes smell of successful Cards clubhouse as, champagne pops and mildew

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 1: A rain storm moves in over Busch Stadium prior to an interleague game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago White Sox on July 1, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO — Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright is feeling optimistic about this season.  He posted a tweet saying that he likes the smell of the clubhouse.

“A teammate just asked me… what’s that smell in our clubhouse? I told him it’s a smell that I haven’t smelled in a few years. It’s the smell of all our champagne pops over the years and the faintest hint of mildew. It’s one of my favorite smells in the world.

Right-hander Adam Wainwright was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday by the St. Louis Cardinals because of right elbow inflammation. The 36-year-old is 1-2 with a 3.45 ERA in three starts. He had been scheduled to start Tuesday against the New York Mets. St. Louis made the move retroactive to Friday. Right-hander John Brebbia was recalled from Triple-A Memphis.