|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||190.00||13.00||9.00||0.00||3.46||1.20||196.00||59.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Shoulder - 15-day DL. Expected to return Sept. 4 at Milwaukee|
|vs Pittsburgh|| 5.0||0||0|| 5.40||0||1||7|
|vs LHB|| 45.2||0||0|| 3.15||0||14||37|
|vs RHB|| 44.2||0||0|| 2.42||0||12||46|
|09/02/2014||Michael Wacha, SP STL||Wil Myers, RF TB|
|09/01/2014||Rymer Liriano, RF SD|
J.D. Martinez, LF DET
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B ARI
Michael Cuddyer, RF COL
Alex Meyer, SP MIN
Yu Darvish, SP TEX
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
Michael Wacha, SP STL
|Mike Minor, SP ATL|
Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Lorenzo Cain, CF KC
Jose Altuve, 2B HOU
Rafael Soriano, RP WAS
Adam Eaton, CF CHW
Madison Bumgarner, SP SF
Jake McGee, RP TB
|09/01/2014||Maikel Franco, 3B PHI|
Robert Refsnyder, 2B NYY
Michael Wacha, SP STL
|Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR|
Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD
|Last 10 Games|
|Michael Wacha to return to rotation Thursday |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5:24 pm ET) Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha will return to the Cardinals' rotation Thursday, manager Mike Matheny told reporters Tuesday.
Wacha, who has been out since mid-June with a shoulder injury, will start Thursday against the Brewers, after making just one rehab appearance. He threw 34 pitches for Double-A Springfield, and will likely be on a pitch count for at least his first game.
Wacha had a 2.79 ERA and 5-5 record in 15 starts prior to suffering the injury.
|Cardinals deciding next step for Michael Wacha |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/1/14) The Cardinals remain undecided on whether to have pitcher Michael Wacha make another rehab appearance during the Triple-A playoffs or rejoin the Cardinals, MLB.com reports.
Wacha threw 34 pitches in his rehab start with Double-A Springfield Monday, giving up one hit and one walk during two scoreless innings. "Very good," manager Mike Matheny said of Wacha. "He had good velocity, was efficient, got quick outs and located everything well."
If Wacha were to pitch with the Cardinals later in the week, he would be on a limited pitch count as he continues to rebuild arm strength. The pitcher has been sidelined since June 17 with a shoulder issue.
|Michael Wacha tosses two innings in first rehab appearance |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(8/31/14) Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha began a minor-league rehab assignment Sunday with Double-A Springfield. Wacha got the start and allowed only one hit and one walk while striking out one over two scoreless innings of work. He's been out since June 17 due to a shoulder issue. Wacha has a 2.79 ERA over 90 1/3 innings.
|Michael Wacha, Jason Motte set to pitch Sunday |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/31/14) The Cardinals announced Sunday reliever Jason Motte (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield. He will pitch in the same game as starting pitcher Michael Wacha, who also begins a rehab assignment with Springfield Sunday.
|Michael Wacha to begin rehab Sunday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/27/14) Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha will begin his rehab assignment Sunday, according to St. Louis Baseball Weekly.
Wacha will make his start for the team's Double-A affiliate in Springfield. He's been out since June 17 due to a shoulder issue. Wacha has a 2.79 ERA over 90 1/3 innings.
|Adam Wainwright may have finished second for NL Cy Young, and Shelby Miller may have finished third for Rookie of the Year. But come playoff time, the Cardinals' starting rotation was all about Michael Wacha, a 22-year-old who they selected 19th overall just one year earlier. He was put on the fast track after a dominant spring training in which he pitched 11 2/3 scoreless innings and came up for good after shutting down the heavy-hitting Pacific Coast League with a 2.65 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 15 starts. But it wasn't until the Cardinals entrusted him with a rotation spot in September that he showed what he could do. He had a rocky start in there that inflated his numbers, but in the other four, he allowed a total of 10 hits in 26 2/3 innings. He then one-hit the Pirates over 7 1/3 innings in his postseason debut. Even when he doesn't miss bats -- which he does fairly often -- Wacha doesn't give up hard contact, which makes him about as safe as any 22-year-old you could draft. Plus, he shouldn't face the same workload concerns in 2014 that Shelby Miller faced in 2013. Whether he or Miller is the Cardinals' ace of the future is a matter of debate, but Wacha's strong finish makes him the better bet to go among top 30 starting pitchers on Draft Day.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/3/14||PIT||1:45 pm||Edinson Volquez|
|9/4/14||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Wily Peralta|
|9/5/14||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Mike Fiers|
|9/6/14||@ MIL||7:10 pm||Kyle Lohse|
|9/7/14||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Jimmy Nelson|
|9/8/14||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Dylan Axelrod|
|9/9/14||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Mike Leake|
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