Michael Wacha

#52 SP / St. Louis Cardinals / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 215 lb Age: 25 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Wacha (6-7) held the Marlins to three runs on four hits with a pair of strikeouts over six innings in Thursday's 5-4 victory. This could have been a much better outing in the end, as Wacha was in cruise control through the first five innings, allowing just a single hit. But he gave up a single, an RBI double and then a Martin Prado two-run homer in the sixth, leaving the righty with the bare minimum requirements for a quality start. Wacha certainly hasn't been nearly as sharp as in past seasons, but he's been consistent lately, tossing quality starts in seven of his last nine outings.

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    • Wacha (5-7) pitched six innings Friday, allowing two runs, 10 hits and one walk while striking out four Dodgers. He did not factor in the decision. The 10 hits allowed were Wacha's most since first start of the year back on April 5 against the Pirates. Now in his fourth MLB season, the 25-year-old owns a career-worst 4.37 ERA and 1.44 WHIP. In his defense, Wacha has been a bit unlucky in that his BABIP is significantly higher than any of his other seasons, and it puts the righty in the top ten for worst BABIP among qualified starting pitchers.

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    • Wacha (5-7) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over four innings, but received no decision Sunday against the Marlins. Wacha had a 1-0 lead going into the fourth inning, but gave up a run in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth before leaving the game. He's only fired one quality start over his last four outings, and he now has a 4.45 to go along with a 1.42 WHIP. He'll make his next start Friday against the Dodgers.

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    • Wacha left Friday's game against the Brewers with a right heel contusion and his status is "fine," according to the team. He took a comebacker off the heel and immediately exited Friday's game, but it sounds like he left as a precaution and because he was already at 97 pitches. Wacha gave up three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out eight over 6.2 innings before leaving Friday. It sounds like he'll be fine to slot into the rotation again after the All-Star break.

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    • Wacha took a comebacker off the ankle and immediately exited Friday's game in the seventh inning, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Todd Rosiak reports. He gave up three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out eight in 6.2 innings before Jonathan Villar hit one back up the middle that bounced off Wacha's ankle. Look for his status to be updated later Friday night once the team releases an official injury report.

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    YearTeamAPPGSINNWLSKBBIHAERAWHIP
    2016 STL 20 20 115.3 5 7 0 101 39 127 4.37 1.43
    2015 STL 30 30 181.3 17 7 0 153 58 162 3.37 1.21
    2014 STL 19 19 107.0 5 6 0 94 33 95 3.19 1.19
    TOTAL 84 78 468.3 31 21 0 413 149 436 3.49 1.24

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    DATEOppWLSINNHAERABBIKWHIP
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    1 - - 6.0 4 4.15 0 2 0.67
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    - - - 4.0 7 4.33 2 4 2.25
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    - - - 6.2 5 3.91 2 8 1.05
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    1 - - 5.0 9 3.71 1 6 2.00
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    1 - - 6.0 9 3.75 1 4 1.67
    1/01
    1 - - 6.2 3 3.00 2 5 0.75

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