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Cardinals Rumors: Matheny claims Michael Wacha is an "extra inning reliever"

St. Louis Cardinals right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha was the MVP of last year's NLCS, but this year he's sitting in the bullpen designated by manager Mike Matheny as the "extra inning reliever," reports Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Wacha, who went 5-6 in 19 starts (ERA 3.20) during the regular season, has yet to make a postseason appearance...
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8 days ago  |  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...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals should keep Michael Wacha in dugout for playoffs

As they’ve tried to survive a full-on attack by the Pittsburgh Pirates to take away their lead in the National League Central Division, the St. Louis Cardinals have spent a significant portion of their time trying to get starting pitcher Michael Wacha back to his dominant form after two-and-a-half months on the disabled list. And it simply isn’t working. Wacha went five innings...
Via i70baseball
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Michael Wacha throws bullpen

Cardinals right hander Michael Wacha threw a bullpen session on Sunday, reports Jim Hayes on Twitter. Wacha threw 30 pitches and felt great afterwards. Wacha was activated from the DL on September 5th, and has started two games since then. Wacha told me he threw a bullpen today. About 30 pitches and says he felt great. Still hopeful about returning to the rotation. #STLCards...
Via MLB Injury News
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Push Michael Wacha?

Look, I may not be a medical expert or a certified trainer or anything, but I can still recognize a bad decision from afar. Deep inside the walls of Busch Stadium, Michael Wacha ‘s 2014 prospects hang in the balance and within the center of a few people’s thoughts and decision making. Mike Matheny , John Mozeliak, trainers, a [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Poll Results: Who has a better MLB career, Michael Wacha or Carlos Martinez?

When I asked this question, I had a thought that Michael Wacha would be favored. He has more experience and has had more success as a starter. With that said, I also thought Carlos Martinez would get a pretty good chunk of the votes. While Martinez has made just 8 career MLB starts, I thought Cards fans would see the potential and swing a few votes his way. Take Our Poll Boy...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Wacha Faces Interesting End to 2014

The St. Louis Cardinals entered the 2014 season with Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha poised to lead the rotation forward.  Wainwright, the established veteran, was ready to resume the role of staff ace, a role he had been groomed for over his career.  Wacha looked to build on his success in the 2013 postseason and prove that he would be the future ace of the team. The...
Via i70baseball
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Wacha Is Now A Model

Michael Wacha is now a model, apparently. (Insert joke about having more free time since he’s on DL, etc., etc., etc.) In this Month’s issue of GQ Magazine (the one with Emily Ratajkowski on the cover – yes, the same girl that was in Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines Video’), we find a special advertising section (that’s labeled as such) meant to look like content (hence...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Wacha diagnosed with elbow contusion

getty images St. Louis Cardinals starter Michael Wacha has been diagnosed with a right elbow contusion after he was hit in the arm by a foul ball. Wacha was hit by a foul ball off the bat of teammate Matt Adams. #STLCards press box announcement: Wacha was struck on right elbow by that foul ball; diagnosed with a contusion. — Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) May 22, 2014 Wacha...
May 21, 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...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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