Sloppy seventh helps Nationals beat Cardinals 3-1

WASHINGTON -- Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina's throwing error combined with Michael Wacha's wild pitch to allow two unearned runs in the seventh inning, breaking a tie and helping Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals beat St. Louis 3-1 Friday night. Gonzalez (3-1) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings, retiring the last 11 batters he faced. He finished with...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No rain? No rain! Wacha finally due for some dry weather

Consistent rain hasn't dampened Michael Wacha's impressive start to 2014. As the St. Louis Cardinals seek a ninth straight win over the Washington Nationals, Wacha will take the mound with a dry forecast for the first time Friday night. Wacha (2-0, 1.89 ERA) has been solid despite having to overcome rain delays in each of his three outings during his first full season in...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Redbirds' rain man shines again

Neither rain, nor delay, nor pressure, nor glare of October lights keeps Michael Wacha from the usual swift completion of his assigned starts. The young righty has shown whatever the conditions, he can deliver. For the third time in as many starts this season, Wacha had an outing complicated by soggy weather and for the third time the second-year starter provided the Cardinals with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carpenter, Wacha lead Cardinals over Cubs 6-4

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter drove in three runs, leading Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs 6-4 Sunday. The Cardinals took two of three from the Cubs. Chicago has lost three of four overall. Carpenter hit a two-run single in the second inning and added a sacrifice fly in the fourth that put St. Louis ahead to stay at 4-3. Wacha (2-0) allowed three runs...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wacha following up on October rookie breakout

ST. LOUIS -- Take it from the Cincinnati Reds: Michael Wacha's breakout postseason was no fluke. In his first two starts for the St. Louis Cardinals, the 6-foot-6 right-hander has stared down one of the National League's top lineups. Just like last fall, he's been impervious to pressure, too. After the Reds mustered a single run in 12 2/3 frustrating innings against the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Young pitchers Cingrani and Wacha face off

The St. Louis Cardinals stymied the Cincinnati Reds on opening day with dominant pitching. The Reds could be in for more struggles at the plate Wednesday night if Michael Wacha can harness the promise he showed in an impressive rookie season. The defending National League champion Cardinals, favored by many to win their third World Series in nine seasons, won 1-0 in Cincinnati on...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
18 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals 2014 season roster preview: Pitchers

With spring training wrapping up, and Opening Day just around the corner, it is time to take a look at who will be on the St. Louis Cardinals’ major league roster to start the season and what to expect from each of them.  Here is a look at the pitchers. STARTING ROTATION Adam Wainwright – The staff ace was an All-Star and finished second in the Cy Young Award ballot and there...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Pitchers are Showing Signs of Strengthening their Weaknesses

Michael Wacha has already made his mark in Cardinals’ history along with essentially still being a prospect who has a bright future ahead of him. One of his limitations that is often times repeated is his lack of pitches. He has gotten a lot of mileage out of changing speeds, but sooner or later he needs to develop another strong pitch. Last year he attempted to develop a cut fastball...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: 3 up and 3 down

St. Louis Cardinals: 3 up and 3 downNearly the entire 2013 season, all the way up until the fourth game of the World Series, everything was fine for the St. Louis Cardinals. There were setbacks during the season, mostly injuries, but the Cardinals had an answer for just about every one of them. But the Cards finished the season on a losing streak, dropping the final three games of...
Via isportsweb.com
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

How many innings will Michael Wacha pitch for the Cardinals in 2014?

According to an ESPN report, the Cardinals aren't setting an innings limit on Michael Wacha in 2014 and the Cards pitching coach, Derek Lilliquist, stated that Wacha "could be a 200-inning guy this year".  But is that realistic?Between the minors, majors and postseason, Wacha logged 180.1 innings in 2013, so 200 innings is not that big of a jump.   However, that is...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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