Found May 28, 2013 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
Weekly St. Louis Cardinals-focused chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines. Late Tuesday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller and Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in our regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” This time, we discussed the Cardinals pitching situation with injuries and the planned promotion of Michael Wacha along with the additional importance of Yadier Molina behind the plate with so many young arms. Cardinals followers in central Iowa can again catch St. Louis Cardinals radio broadcasts on KXnO as well as my regular segment each week throughout the season, either over the air or via streaming. Or, if you miss it live, you can always catch the replay right here at The Cardinal Nation blog. Click here for audio: Brian Walton with Ken Miller and Jim Brinson (7:45) Follow me on Twitter. Follow The Cardinal Nation Blog on Facebook. Tweet This Post
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Will Michael Wacha meet or exceed Joe Magrane?

In Wednesday’s post, we looked at the speed at which drafted St. Louis Cardinals players reached the major leagues. The point of comparison was Thursday’s starter Michael Wacha, who is making his St. Louis debut just 11 months after having been drafted. In my opinion, even more important than how fast the players got there is what they eventually accomplished as big leaguers...

Cardinals tab rookie Wacha as Thursday starter

ST. LOUIS The wait for Michael Wacha is over. The much anticipated arrival of the right-handed rookie starter will come Thursday, as Wacha debuts against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals announced the decision Tuesday morning, news that comes after the buzz around the 6-foot-6 pitcher has grown rampant due to the Cardinals currently having four starters...

Michael Wacha to Make Big League Debut For Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals top pitching prospect Michael Wacha will be called upon to make his big league debut on Thursday, May 30 against the Kansas City Royals.A first-round (19th overall) draft pick in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft out of Texas A&M University, Wacha has quickly ascended through the St. Louis organization, starting the 2013 season at Triple-A Memphis following an impressive...

Michael Wacha Scratched, Should Fill Empty Spot in Cardinals’ Rotation

Michael Wacha, the 19th overall pick just one summer ago, may be on his way to the majors to fill in for injured Cardinals’ pitchers. Jake Westbrook, Jaime Garcia, and most recently, John Gast, have all hit the DL as Cardinals’ starting pitchers this season. The prospect’s debut should be this Thursday, with a turn in the rotation currently empty.Fantasy Play: Pick Wacha up...

2013 Fantasy Baseball, Calling Up Cardinals: SP – Michael Wacha

MIchael Wacha – SPphoto by: AdventurerDustinHolmes There is nothing more tempting in fantasy baseball than thinking you just hit the lotto after racing to your free agent list before the other owners in your league to pick up the latest hot shot prospect.  Sure, there is the rare Mike Trout of 2012, but more often than not your fantastical expectations are never met. Michael Wacha...

Expectations for Wacha need to be tempered

KANSAS CITY, Mo. John Mozeliak can hear the salivating along I-70 already. First-round draft pick Michael Wacha, the brightest jewel in a glimmering St. Louis Cardinals farm system, Mr. Untouchable at Triple-A Memphis, is finally on his way. And slated to make his Major League debut Thursday against the slumping Kansas City Royals. Mozeliaks message? Down, boy. Dowwwwwwn. "...

Cardinals' Wacha to make first start

The St. Louis Cardinals ran out of reasons not to promote their top pitching prospect. Michael Wacha, the Cardinals' first-round pick last season, will start in his major league debut Thursday against the Kansas City Royals after a slew of injuries to their starting rotation left general manager John Mozeliak virtually out of options. The 21-year-old Wacha dazzled during spring...

Wacha to make debut on Thursday

The Cardinals posted the fourth-lowest ERA among starting staffs last season, finishing with a 3.62 mark. This was an impressive feat given ace Chris Carpenter made just three starts on the year while Adam Wainwright struggled mightily in the first half off his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery. Alas, due to free-agent departures or stints on the disabled list, most of the integral...

St. Louis Cardinals call up Michael Wacha, set to make MLB debut Thursday

The St. Louis Cardinals have officially promoted RHP Michael Wacha from Triple-A Memphis and will start Thursday night against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium. Wacha, out of Texas A&M University is the Cardinals’ top pitching prospect and the 1st round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. Wacha had an outstanding career at Texas A&M as he posted a 9-4 record with a 2.29...

Preview: Cards welcome highly touted Wacha to rotation

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri's two teams continue to head in opposite directions, with the red-hot St. Louis Cardinals looking to complete a four-game sweep of the sinking Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. The Cardinals rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Royals (21-29) on Wednesday night, scoring four times in the eighth inning for their seventh win in eight games and 21st...

Memphis P Michael Wacha: It is official

Hot News for P Michael Wacha

Cardinals prospect Wacha to start Thursday

The St. Louis Cardinals will promote their first draft pick from last June, right-hander Michael Wacha.

FAAB Mentality Week 9: Wheeler, Wacha, and Potential Closers

Photo Credit: Dirk HansonWhat an exciting holiday weekend! The umpires didn't do themselves any favors in the White Sox game Friday night and then again in the Giants game Saturday, but everything came up roses for both teams. Angel Pagan's walk-off inside-the-park home run has got to be one of the most exciting plays of the year so far. Here are some of this week's waiver...

It’s Wacha Time

You can knock ‘em down, but you can’t knock ‘em out. The St. Louis Cardinals’ pitching staff has been decimated by injuries early on in 2013, but the club continues to receive strong performances from rookie pitchers thanks to one of the deepest minor league system’s in the game. The next pitching prospect to throw his hat into the ring will be 2012 first round draft pick...

St. Louis Cardinals call up Michael Wacha, set to make MLB debut Thursday

The St. Louis Cardinals have officially promoted RHP Michael Wacha from Triple-A Memphis and will start Thursday night against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium. Wacha, out of Texas A&M University is the Cardinals' top pitching prospect and the 1st round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. Wacha had an outstanding career at Texas A&M as he posted a 9-4 record with a 2.29...
Cardinals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.