Found October 17, 2013 on Fox Sports Midwest:
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 down by the past. A rather important one, at that. Michael Wacha wasn't there and says he doesn't remember if he even watched the games. He still was settling into his off-season just weeks after helping the Springfield Cardinals win the Texas League championship. "I have no idea where I was," Wacha said Wednesday after the Dodgers' 6-4 victory that sent the NLCS back to Busch Stadium. The way Wacha has been pitching, the Dodgers wouldn't mind if he got lost on his way to Busch for his Game 6 start. The tall Texan has won both of his postseason starts, beating the Pirates 2-1 ...

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...

Wacha, Wacha, Wacha! Cards advance to World Series

The Cardinals qualified for their fourth World Series in the last 10 seasons tonight two more than any other club pending the resolution of the Boston-Detroit series. And they improbably beat Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw for the fourth time in four meetings this season. This time it was a four-run third inning and a five-run fifth that did in Kershaw and the Dodgers as...

Preview: Kershaw, Wacha meet again in Game 6 of NLCS

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...

St. Louis P Michael Wacha: LCS Most Valuable Player

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Cardinals Headed to World Series After Destroying Dodgers in Game 6; Michael Wacha Named Series MVP

The St. Louis Cardinals didn't just beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS Friday night--they destroyed them! The Cardinals bats beat up on Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw early with four runs in the third. They would get five more in the fifth (final score 9-0), but Kershaw was pulled after getting tagged with three hits and another run in the fifth. ...

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...

MLB Game Picks - Friday: October 18, 2013

I tried to find it and could not. But basically what I was looking for was this tweet by a big-time beat writer that said that Koji Uehara had given up four runs in four post season innings. I remember he said, "Yikes" at the end of the tweet. This was after Uehara had taken a loss on the famous Jose Lobaton homer in the ALDS. The tweet was laughable because we all tend...

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 […]

Cards rout Dodgers, win NL pennant

Carlos Beltran, Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals are going to the World Series -- not even Clayton Kershaw could stop them this year. Beltran and the Cardinals stunned the Dodgers' ace with a four-run third inning, Wacha was again magnificent on the mound and St. Louis advanced to its second World Series in three seasons by roughing up the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 in...

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...

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...

NLCS Game 6: Cards Try Again To Eliminate Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers face elimination from the National League Championship Series tonight in St. Louis. Trailing the Cardinals three games to two the Dodgers send their ace and maybe the best starting pitcher in Major Leagues, Clayton Kershaw(17-10, 1.73 ERA), to the mound to extend their season for at least another day. St. Louis will counter with rookie sensation and favorite...
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