Originally written on Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land  |  Last updated 11/20/14
So far this postseason, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has leaned heavily on his rookie starter, Michael Wacha, and Wacha has come through both times. The first time was in the NLDS, when the Cardinals were facing elimination against the Pirates.  All Wacha proceeded to do was to throw 7.1 no-hit innings, before giving up a homer in the 8th in the Cardinals 2-1 win. Then, in game two on the NLCS, Wacha had to square off against Dodgers ace and likely Cy Young winner, Clayton Kershaw.  Wacha was again up to the task and out-dueled the Dodgers' lefty in a 1-0 Cardinals win. Tomorrow night in St. Louis, those two pitchers will square off again, as the Cardinals and Wacha look to clinch the NL pennant. The pressure should not be as great on Wacha as it was in game 4 of the NLDS, as the Cards are up 3 games to 2 and have Adam Wainwright waiting in the wings should game 7 become necessary. However, I'm sure the Cardinals (and all their fans) would prefer to wrap this up tomorrow nigh...
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  • Wacha can do it.at home with the cardinal faithful in support.just one observation,i mentioned the other day.lets move yadi up or holiday down in the line up.adams is having a rough spell getting any hits at clean up.we really need somebody thats seeing the ball hit in the important #4 spot.otherwise we're good to go.now lets finish it!
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