Found October 18, 2013 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS -- For four straight starts, Michael Wacha has been all but untouchable and appeared totally oblivious to the stakes. The St. Louis Cardinals need one more just like that from the pressure-proof rookie to get to the World Series for the second time in three years. Wacha outpitched NL Cy Young front-runner Clayton Kershaw in Game 2 and the Cardinals won 1-0 on an unearned run to take a 2-0 series lead. They're matched again in Game 6 Friday night, the precocious right-hander and the lefty who'd be at the top of anyone's list to work a must-win. This time, the Cardinals lead the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2. "I just expect Michael to go out and do what he's done, just like the rest of our guys," manager Mike Matheny said. "Stick with what you've done all along the way, and don't ignore and don't deny the excitement." The Dodgers brought the series back to St. Louis by muscling up on offense, with Adrian Gonzalez hitting two of ...

Comparison of Michael Wacha as a reliever and starter

If the Cardinals are to earn a berth in the World Series Friday night, they’ll have to do so opposing a team starting Clayton Kershaw, presumably baseball’s best starter. Taking the mound for the Cardinals will be a still-mostly-unproven rookie in Michael Wacha, and on the face of it, that puts the Cardinals at a considerable disadvantage. But, a few things are working in their...

Using Abstract Art To Scout Michael Wacha

St. Louis Cardinals rookie right hander Michael Wacha has been quite good this postseason. By ‘quite good’ I mean ‘dominant.’ In 21 postseason innings, he has surrendered just one run. Meanwhile, he has struck out nearly thirty percent of hitters, while walking just five percent. Wacha features a fastball that has averaged 95.5 miles per hour this postseason and a devastating...

2012 NLCS collapse won't be weighing on Wacha's mind

ST. LOUIS -- Nobody knows how much the Cardinals will be thinking about their collapse in last year's NL Championship Series on Friday night. For the 17 returning players who watched their season sink in San Francisco, the memory of being outscored 20-1 and blowing a 3-games-to-1 lead must be difficult to erase. But you can be certain at least one Cardinal will not be weighed...

Cardinals rough up Kershaw, headed to World Series

Clayton Kershaw was long gone. Michael Wacha kept Dodgers hitters down, ignoring the surprisingly big lead and pitching as if the opposing ace was still dealing. The rookie left no doubt in a 9-0 rout Friday night that put the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series for the second time in three years and kicked Los Angeles' high-dollar roster to the curb. ''Yeah, anytime...

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Dodgers Clayton Kershaw offered $300M deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers offered what was essentially a lifetime contract to pitcher Clayton Kershaw earlier this season for a deal in the range of $300 million -- "an A-Rod deal" according to one source with knowledge of the scope and structure. Alex Rodriguez could make $305 million if he achieves all of the incentives in his deal with the Yankees. The two sides were...

Dodgers offering $300 million to extend Clayton Kershaw

getty images The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to sign pitcher Clayton Kershaw to an extension. Reports have the Dodgers offering the left hander a contract worth $300 million. Kershaw’s next deal is expected to be the largest ever for a pitcher topping the seven-year $175 million that Felix Hernandez and the seven-year $180 million deal that was given to Justin Verlander earlier...

More valuable: Wacha or Manziel?

There must be something in the water in College Station, Texas. How else can you explain the success of St. Louis Cardinals rookie pitcher Michael Wacha and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel? On Friday night, the 22-year-old right-handed Wacha was voted the Most Valuable Player of the National League Championship Series after pitching the Cardinals past the Los Angeles Dodgers...

Complete Game Clayton.

I was able to land a really cool Clayton Kershaw card recently for under $4 delivered. Before I showcase the card, I should note that this newest addition to my Minotaur PC brings me to a milestone total of 200 unique Kersh cards.Now, on to the card itself. From 2013 Panini Pinnacle, it's a Clear Vision: Complete Game insert that is just fantastic in-hand and scanned in quite...

Cardinals Defeat Dodgers and Advance to World Series.

The St.Louis Cardinals are you’re National League Champions. The Cardinals defeated the Dodgers 9-0 tonight to win the NLCS 4-2. The Cardinals were led by their 22-year old pitching phenom Michael Wacha who went 7 innings only giving up 2 hits and striking out 5 Dodgers. Wacha has been the best pitcher this postseason going […]

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: Game 6 starting lineup, time and tv info

getty images The St. Louis Cardinals are one game away from going to the World Series. The Los Angeles Dodgers are one game away from Game 7. On Friday night the Cardinals will host the Dodgers for Game 6 of the National League Championship Series from Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO. Coverage of Game 6 of the NLCS will air on TBS beginning at 8:30 pm ET with the first pitch to soon...

A simple NLCS at bat gets complicated

Don Mattingly called it the key of the game. The TBS broadcast team said the same thing. Other news stories called it as such. It was the third inning and Matt Carpenter came to the plate to face Clayton Kershaw with a zero to zero score and one out. To that point, Kershaw had thrown 38 pitches to get the first seven outs. By the time Carpenter hit his double, that count was up...

Bravo Host Andy Cohen is Torn

Andy Cohen, the host of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" has to be torn. On one hand, the St. Louis native (he grew up in nearby Clayton, Missouri) has to be ecstatic to see his Cardinals moving on to the World Series.  On the other, well...on the other hand, Friday night was the last time he'll get to see Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw for a...

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 310: ALCS Game 5/Leveraging Clayton Kershaw by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about ALCS Game 5, then discuss how the Dodgers could get the most NLCS value out of Clayton Kershaw.
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