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Michael Wacha Looks to Change Luck in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – AUGUST 28: Michael Wacha #52 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at AT&T Park on August 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) San Francisco—Michael Wacha has not pitched at AT&T Park since he gave up a walk off home run that eliminated the St. Louis Cardinals from...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Consistency has been key to Wacha's success this season

The last time Michael Wacha was seen at AT&T Park, he surrendered the walkoff homer that eliminated the St. Louis Cardinals from the NLCS. The stakes won't be nearly as high Friday night when Wacha goes for a share of the major league lead in wins against the San Francisco Giants. Wacha's only playoff appearance last year came with the score tied in the ninth inning of Game 5...
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Piscotty goes yard twice in Cardinals' 10-3 win over Padres

SAN DIEGO -- Michael Wacha pitched six solid innings and Stephen Piscotty homered twice and drove in five runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals avoid a three-game sweep by beating the San Diego Padres 10-3 Sunday. Jason Heyward had three hits as St. Louis improved its major league-leading record to 78-45 and averted getting swept for the first time this season. Wacha (15-4) picked...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wacha joins elite group that includes Lynn, three HOF pitchers

In the history of the St. Louis Cardinals entering this season, six pitchers had recorded 250 or more strikeouts in their first 50 career starts. Michael Wacha makes seven. Entering his start Monday night against the Giants, Wacha has 259 career strikeouts in 50 starts. (He has another 19 in six relief appearances.) That makes him part of an exclusive club that is headed by his rotation...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Wacha returned from injury stronger than ever, keeps going

Cardinals starter Michael Wacha on Wednesday won his 13th game of the season -- second-most in the National League -- and the way he's throwing, he could close in on 20 wins by the time the end of September rolls around.St. Louis held its collective breath last season when the big right-hander was lost to a shoulder injury and couldn't pitch in the postseason. He bypassed the surgical...
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24 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Wacha looking for win No. 13 in rubber game of Cards-Reds series

Michael Wacha overcame his recent funk with some minor adjustments, but he's still looking to solve his troubles on the road. Wacha attempts to build on his latest effort with another strong performance against the Cincinnati Reds as the St. Louis Cardinals aim to cap this three-game series with back-to-back wins Thursday. Wacha (12-4, 3.09 ERA) leads St. Louis (68-39) in wins after...
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25 days ago  |  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

Is Michael Wacha the new ace of the St. Louis Cardinals?

When it comes to being an ace, stats are only half the battle. So when I ask the question of Michael Wacha being the new ace of the St. Louis Cardinals, one can’t just open another window, go to Baseball Reference and become a member of the Baseball Card Mafia. It takes more than that. First, I’ll humor the easy going crowd and tell what Wacha is doing in light of Adam Wainwright‘s...
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May 30, 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

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