Michael Wacha

#52 SP / St. Louis Cardinals / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 210 lb Age: 24 College: Texas A&M Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      St. Louis Cardinals' Michael Wacha Will start Game 3 of NLDS

      Wacha will start Game 3 of the NLDS, Benjamin Hochman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Wacha will take the mound in a pivotal Game 3 matchup against Mets' righty Matt Harvey on Monday. Wacha's had some success against the Mets in his career -- he won his only start against them this year -- however both teams have changed considerably since he last pitched against them May 19.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Cardinals' Michael Wacha to start opener of Wednesday twinbill

      Cardinals starter Michael Wacha will start Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Pirates, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. With Tuesday's game postponed due to weather, Wacha will simply move back to start the opener of what amounts to a critical doubleheader against the division rival Pirates. Instead of facing off against Charlie Morton as initially scheduled Tuesday, Wacha instead will take the mound against Gerrit Cole.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Cardinals' Michael Wacha has Tuesday start washed out

      Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha will not make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Pirates, as the game has been postponed due to rain, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Wednesday. Look for Wacha to simply move back to start one game of the twin bill, as he attempts to go 3-0 against the Pirates during the regular season. He's allowed just four earned runs in 18.2 innings against Pittsburgh so far this year.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Cardinals SP Michael Wacha bailed out by offense in poor outing

      Cardinals starter Michael Wacha (17-6) wasn't sharp Thursday, allowing six hits, three walks and three runs while striking out only one against the Brewers, but he still emerged victorious. For that, Wacha can thank his offense, as this was not a good outing at all. In fact, Wacha's been an entirely different pitcher over his last four starts, and not for the better -- in that span of 20 innings, he's given up five home runs and has a horrible 15:14 K:BB. It could be that Wacha is wearing down, as he's never even approached this year's innings total before.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Cardinals SP Michael Wacha falls to 16-6 in loss to Cubs

      Cardinals starter Michael Wacha took the loss Saturday, allowing four runs on six hits and four walks over five innings while striking out seven against the Cubs. This is now the third straight game in which Wacha has walked three or more batters, a strong hint that his career-high workload (172.1 innings on the season and counting) might be catching up to him. His next start is scheduled for Thursday at home against the Brewers, but with the Cardinals already having a playoff spot locked up, don't be surprised if the team tries to give Wacha a rest before the postseason begins.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Cardinals scratch SP Michael Wacha in effort to limit innings

      Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha has been scratched from Wednesday's start against the Nationals. Tyler Lyons, who was recalled Wednesday, will get the start in place of Wacha. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Wacha is being skipped in an effort to limit his innings, according to USA Today. Wacha is currently at 157 1/3 innings this year, which is about 50 innings more than he pitched all of last season.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Cardinals SP Michael Wacha strikes out six in no-decision

      Cardinals starter Michael Wacha struck out six batters in a no-decision against the Giants on Friday. Wacha allowed four runs, all of the unearned, on six hits in six innings of work. He allowed a grand slam to Marlon Byrd, but the runs weren't credited as earned because of an error. Wacha now has a 2.69 ERA this season.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Cardinals SP Michael Wacha notches 15th victory

      Cardinals starter Michael Wacha continued his dominant season Sunday, cruising through the Padres lineup to earn his 15th win of the year. Wacha went six innings, allowing just five hits and one earned run while striking out three. If not for hitting 102 pitches, he surely would have gone deeper into the game. Wacha, the NL leader in wins, has now won four straight decisions. He remains in the top 10 in the league in WHIP (1.12) and ERA (2.80).

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Cardinals SP Michael Wacha receives no-decision in Monday's win

      Despite producing a quality start, Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha did not receive a win during Monday's 2-1 win over the Giants. Wacha allowed one run on six hits over seven innings of work. He exited the game with the score tied at one. Wacha also struck out six and walked one. Wacha had been on a three-start winning streak. He has earned a quality start in his last five outings.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Cardinals SP Michael Wacha receives win in Wednesday's start

      Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha produced a quality start Wednesday against the Pirates to earn his 14th victory of the season. Wacha allowed two runs on nine hits over six innings of work during the 4-2 win. He also struck out seven and walked three. His biggest mistake was giving up a solo home run to Andrew McCutchen in the fourth inning. Wacha has now won his last three starts and produced a quality start in his last four outings.

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