|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||190.00||13.00||9.00||0.00||3.46||1.20||196.00||59.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. Cubs|| 19.1||2||1|| 3.26||0||4||19|
|vs LHB|| 49.0||0||0|| 2.94||0||18||38|
|vs RHB|| 53.0||0||0|| 3.40||0||12||52|
|09/22/2014||Lance Lynn, SP STL||Michael Wacha, SP STL|
|09/21/2014||Ervin Santana, SP ATL|
Yasiel Puig, RF LAD
Michael Wacha, SP STL
|Brett Gardner, LF NYY|
Danny Duffy, SP KC
C.J. Wilson, SP LAA
|09/14/2014||Michael Wacha, SP STL||Alejandro De Aza, LF BAL|
|Last 10 Games|
|Michael Wacha fails to go five innings Saturday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/20/14) Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha failed to go five innings Saturday against the Reds.
Wacha allowed two runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out one and did not issue any walks during the outing. Wacha got off to a solid start, tossing three scoreless innings to open the game. He gave up his first run in the fourth inning. After a leadoff single advanced to second on a wild pitch, Brandon Phillips managed to knock the run home with a single. A leadoff single again came around to score in the fifth inning after Kristopher Negron doubled. Wacha was replaced after giving up the hit.
Wacha didn’t go five innings, so he wasn’t eligible for the win. He picked up a no-decision, and will take on the D-Backs in his next start.
|Michael Wacha set to return Saturday vs. Reds |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/17/14) Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Reds, MLB.com reports.
Wacha was scratched from his previously scheduled start last Saturday, with his manager indicating that the pitcher didn't look right after missing three months with shoulder issues. Wacha owns a 3.14 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 89:30 K:BB ratio in 97 1/3 innings.
|Michael Wacha still thinks he can return |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(9/14/14) Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha, who was scratched from Saturday's start because he didn't feel right, threw about 30 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday and felt great, according to Fox Sports Midwest. He still hopes to return to the rotation before season's end, but manager Mike Matheny isn't so sure.
"This is a young player where we had something going, missed a couple of months and all those are reasons for us to once again pause and just kind of take our time, make sure everything looks right before moving forward," Matheny said.
Wacha has made two starts in September after missing all of July and August with a stress fracture in his right shoulder.
|Michael Wacha now a no-go for Saturday start |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/12/14) Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha has been scratched from the Saturday start against Colorado. Marco Gonzales is set to pitch instead.
"He doesn't look right," Mike Matheny told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about Wacha.
Wacha is coming off a poor outing against Cincinnati in which he surrendered five earned runs in four innings. He has made just two starts since returning from a shoulder injury that sidelined him for nearly three months.
|Michael Wacha blasted in loss vs. Reds Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/9/14) Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha took a loss Tuesday, allowing six runs (five earned) on six hits and three walks in four-plus innings while striking out three in his team's 9-5 defeat against the Reds.
Wacha (5-6) surrendered a two-run home run in the first inning and an RBI double to the opposing pitcher in the fourth. He then put the first three guys of the fifth on base, with one reaching on an error, before exiting the game. Wacha owns a 3.14 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 89:30 K:BB ratio in 97 1/3 innings. He'll look to bounce back Sunday against the Rockies.
|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|
|9/22/14||@ CHC||8:05 pm||Travis Wood|
|9/23/14||@ CHC||8:05 pm||Kyle Hendricks|
|9/24/14||@ CHC||8:05 pm||Jake Arrieta|
|9/26/14||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Trevor Cahill|
|9/27/14||@ ARI||8:10 pm||Wade Miley|
|9/28/14||@ ARI||4:10 pm||Josh Collmenter|
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