With so much talk Wednesday at Busch Stadium centering on what starter could pitch Game 7 of the World Series if the Cardinals win Game 6 tonight, rehabbing righthander Adam Wainwright had a suggestion for his coaches.

He offered to skip today's scheduled side session.

"Then I've got five innings for them in Game 7," he said.

There were no takers.

Five years to the day after he slipped a slider past Detroit's Brandon Inge to clinch the Cardinals' most recent World Series title, Wainwright will be in the dugout tonight for Game 6 as the club's cheerleader in chief — unable to donate anything more to the cause than what's left of his vocal chords.