Cardinals' Michael Wacha will start Game 2 of World Series vs. Red Sox
The Cardinals, as expected, will turn to rookie phenom Michael Wacha in Game of the World Series in Boston.
As expected, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has announced that rookie right-hander Michael Wacha will start Game 2 of the World Series against the Red Sox.
Wacha, 22, didn't allow a run in 13 2/3 innings against the Dodgers in the NLCS and for his efforts was named NLCS MVP. Against the Pirates in Game 4 of the the NLDS, Wacha took a no-hitter into the eighth inning.
After returning to the Cardinals' rotation in early September, he posted a 1.72 ERA over the balance of the regular season -- a span that includes one rough start in Coors Field. For the 2013 regular season as a whole, Wacha pitched to a 2.78 ERA, 131 ERA+, 1.10 WHIP and 3.42 K/BB in 64 2/3 innings at the big-league level.
The real question for Matheny and the Cardinals, though, is who will start Games 3 and 4 back in St. Louis. Joe Kelly, Lance Lynn and Shelby Miller are all in the mix.