Originally posted on The Cardinal Nation blog  |  Last updated 6/16/13
(The following is a guest column written by The Cardinal Nation blog regular blingboy.) It is Tuesday night and first-round phenom Michael Wacha faces what is likely a pivotal moment in his fledgling career.  Having breezed through his debut allowing one run and two hits over seven innings, he lasted only 4 2/3 giving up 10 hits and 6 runs in his second start.  Velocity and control had gone south. Earlier in the season – when the Cards were making roster moves due to injuries and ineffectiveness among the pitching staff – Wacha’s name had always come up.  The prevailing opinion was that when he came up it would not be as a temporary fill in; he would be here to stay.  They weren’t saying otherwise now, not yet.   Few were second guessing the decisions that put him here in Citi Field facing the Mets, barely a year removed from facing the Dayton Flyers at Blue Belle Field in College Station, Texas.  But that could all change in the next 30 seconds. It started off with a line drive, ...
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