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Cardinals: What is wrong with Michael Wacha?

Who is this Michael Wacha on the mound in September for the St. Louis Cardinals? After making his 30th start for the Birds today in Pittsburgh and getting drilled, Wacha has a 7.00+ ERA and a WHIP near 2.00 for the month of September. He’s walked nearly as much as he has struck out. Is the kid wearing down? Is his shoulder barking? Is there something else wrong with “the kid”...
Via STLSportsMinute
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The matter with Michael Wacha (maybe)

Around the beginning of the year, the Cardinals lost Adam Wainwright, and though they just welcomed him back to the active roster, there’s no time to build him up as a starter. Around the end of the year, the Cardinals lost Carlos Martinez, and while the hope is that there’s nothing seriously wrong with his shoulder, he won’t pitch again for a while. It speaks to the Cardinals’...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates slam Wacha, Cardinals in first game of twin bill 8-2

PITTSBURGH -- Francisco Cervelli hit his second career grand slam, Gerrit Cole pitched seven solid innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 in a doubleheader opener to put St. Louis' NL Central title hopes on hold. The Cardinals' magic number remained at two for their third straight division championship after the Pirates jumped on Michael Wacha (17-7)...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Sep. 30

With 18 games on today’s slate, this is one last chance to get all baseballed out before the postseason begins. And quite frankly, there are some awesome matchups today. Check ’em out: Michael Wacha (STL) vs. Gerrit Cole (PIT) 1:35 p.m. ET With a massive storm front passing over the East Coast and weathering out a handful of games a night ago, this matchup is borne more out...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Is there anything to worry about?

The St. Louis Cardinals have been thrashed in their last five games. They have only won one of the five games and have been outscored 30-11. Lance Lynn The Cubs had eight runs by the third inning and ended the night with a score of 9-0. Lance Lynn, whose return was pushed out three days, was pulled after only two and a third innings. It has been said the Lynn felt out of sync with...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wacha gets back on the bump to face Cubs on 10 days' rest

Baseball's best record and a comfortable NL Central lead give the St. Louis Cardinals the luxury of skipping their most consistent starter in preparation for the postseason. The surging Chicago Cubs weren't intimidated in the series opener and now face Michael Wacha on 10 days' rest as they seek a fifth straight win Tuesday night in St. Louis. Wacha (15-4, 2.69 ERA) was scratched...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Wacha shuts down Reds as Cardinals get to 30 games over .500

Joe Robbins / Getty Images With a 3-0 win over the Reds this afternoon, the Cardinals have clinched a three-game series victory in Cincinnati, taking two out of three. Maybe even more importantly, the Cardinals, for the first time this season, have reached 30 games over the .500 mark with a record of 69-39, Michael Wacha was sharp today with an impressive outing of seven shutout...
Via STLSportsMinute
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

J-Hey, Tsunami, and Wacha represent Cardinals

On Tuesday, announced their list of the top twenty-five Major League players who are twenty-five or younger. The St. Louis Cardinals had three of their players make the cut, which is something to be proud of considering the vast amount of production coming from guys day-in and day-out in the age range. The first Cardinal to crack the list was Michael Wacha, who took the...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: Wacha Emerging as Ace

Michael Wacha pitched the Cardinals to a win on Sunday, avoiding a series sweep in Kansas City behind seven strong innings. Wacha surrendered just one unearned run on five hits in his second consecutive seven-inning start. He improved his 2015 record to 7-0 and dropping his ERA to a sparkling 1.87. While the Cardinals results from their starting pitching as a whole have been good...
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: NLCS preview vs Giants

The St. Louis Cardinals are in their 4th straight NLCS, further proving their dominance over the national league. They will take on a familiar foe in the Giants, a team that knocked them out of the playoffs in 2012 in a 7-game NLCS. There is no denying either team’s presence here, with the Cardinals defeating Clayton Kershaw twice and the Giants picking apart the NL-best (based...
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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