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Cardinals rookie right-hander Michael Wacha put together arguably the greatest National League Championship Series ever by a rookie pitcher and he was named the NLCS Most Valuable Player Award winner after leading the Cards to the World Series with yet another sterling postseason performance in Friday night's 9-0 blanking of the Dodgers in Game 6.
Wacha held the Dodgers to two hits over seven scoreless innings while striking out five and walking one. He was 2-0 with a .149 average against with 13 strikeouts and two walks in 13 2/3 scoreless innings in the NLCS.
The 22-year-old is the youngest NLCS MVP Award winner since 21-year-old Steve Avery of the Braves in 1991.
Obviously he's a really good pitcher" Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly said. "There's not anything you can't say about him. He's just going out there and he's pitching his butt off right now. As you can see he's just a pretty dang good pitcher to me."
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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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.
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...
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 […]
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...
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.
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...
Back on October 11, I wrote that the St. Louis Cardinals would take out the Dodgers in six games. After Friday's anti-climactic conclusion, here we sit.
Are we the least bit surprised St. Louis is headed back to another World Series? We shouldn't be. After all, this season marks their fourth appearance since 2004. What may surprise us, however, is how they did it.
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Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)
So, the Red Sox are in the World Series for the third time so far this century against the St. Louis Cardinals in a rematch of 2004. That went pretty well, didn't it? Right, the Sox won in 4 games. Now, I think the Detroit Tigers scared me more than either the Dodgers or the Cardinals...