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Red Sox's Michael Wacha: Officially scratched from start
Wacha (arm) has been scratched from Monday's scheduled start against the Rays, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Manager Alex Cora hinted Sunday that Wacha might not make his scheduled start due to dead arm, and he'll officially be held out against Tampa Bay. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to return or whether he'll require a trip to the injured list. However, Austin Davis will start a bullpen game for the Red Sox on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Michael Wacha: Might not start Monday
Manager Alex Cora said Sunday that Wacha could be scratched from Monday's scheduled start against the Rays since he's dealing with a heavy arm, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Wacha gave up four runs in five innings during Tuesday's start against Toronto, and he's dealing with an arm issue ahead of his next turn through the rotation. While Cora said that a decision hasn't yet been made regarding Wacha's status, Kutter Crawford would likely step in to start if Wacha is unavailable.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Michael Wacha: Ten baserunners in no-decision
Wacha allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two in five innings Tuesday. He did not factor into the decision in the 6-5 loss in Toronto.
Wacha got off to a rough start, allowing three hits and two walks in Toronto's three-run first inning. He allowed three more hits in the third inning, leading to the fourth run against him. The veteran struggled with command Tuesday and needed 90 pitches to complete the five innings. His three walks tied his season high and were a departure from the excellent control he displayed in his previous six starts, as he'd issued just five free passes in 34.2 innings during that span.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Michael Wacha: Improves to 6-1
Wacha (6-1) earned the win over Detroit on Wednesday, completing six innings and allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Wacha got off to a rough start in the outing, serving up a two-run homer to Javier Baez in the first inning. The right-hander settled down from there, keeping the Tigers off the scoreboard for the remainder of his start. Along the way, Wacha racked up a season-high seven strikeouts. It has been a resurgent campaign for the veteran hurler, as he boasts a 2.34 ERA and 1.04 WHIP over 65.1 innings. His six wins rank second on the club.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Michael Wacha: Sharp in Friday's win
Wacha (5-1) picked up the win Friday, allowing one run on six hits and a walk over 5.1 innings in a 6-5 victory over the Cardinals. He struck out five.
Aside from a solo homer by Nolan Arenado in the second inning, Wacha stifled the Cardinals' bats and got some revenge against the team that drafted him in the first round in 2012 before cutting him loose ahead of the 2020 campaign. The right-hander has a remarkable 2.28 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 41:17 K:BB through 59.1 innings despite lasting at least six innings only twice in 11 starts.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Michael Wacha: No-decision in short outing
Wacha registered a no-decision during Saturday's 7-6 loss to Seattle, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits and one walk with three strikeouts in 4.1 innings.
Wacha was staked to a three-run lead before he took the mound but surrendered two runs apiece in each of the first two innings to fall behind early. The 30-year-old righty has now permitted more than two runs in just two of 10 starts and sports a dazzling 2.33 ERA through 54 innings, though his 6.0 K/9 is on pace for the lowest rate of his career by far. Wacha is slated to pitch again next weekend at home against St. Louis.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Michael Wacha: Registers shutout against Angels
Wacha (4-1) earned the win over the Angels on Monday with a complete-game shutout in which he allowed three hits and one walk while striking out six.
Wacha was masterful in the performance, at one point retiring 15 straight batters and completing the game without allowing any runners to reach third base. The right-hander gave up only one hit after the first inning en route to his first shutout since the 2017 season. Wacha hasn't allowed an earned run over 14.2 innings across his past two starts, and he now carries a sterling 1.99 ERA on the season. He'll look to keep rolling in his next start, which will likely come in Seattle this weekend.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Michael Wacha: Allows unearned run in loss
Wacha (3-1) was charged with the loss Tuesday after he tossed 5.2 innings, giving up an unearned run on three hits while striking three against the Reds.
Wacha got a tough-luck loss in this one, surrendering his only run with two outs in the top of the sixth when Matt Reynolds scored on a throwing error. The 30-year-old was forced out of the contest after the error and fell one out short of his second quality start of the season. Wacha has now allowed two or fewer runs in seven out of eight starts this year, and he now has a 2.43 ERA and 1.01 WHIP with 27 punchouts over 40.2 innings this season. He tentatively lines up to face the Angels in his next start Monday.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Michael Wacha: Lasts just 4.1 innings Thursday
Wacha did not factor in the decision against the White Sox on Thursday, completing 4.1 innings and allowing five runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out five batters.
Wacha was provided plenty of run support, as Boston built a six-run lead after two innings. However, Andrew Vaughn tagged the right-hander for a three-run double in the third frame, and Wacha was lifted after serving up a two-run homer to Vaughn in the fifth. The hurler ended up being charged with a season-worst five runs after giving up two or fewer runs in teach of his first six starts. He'll look to bounce back in his next outing, which is scheduled to come against Cincinnati next week.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Michael Wacha: Coughs up two runs
Wacha allowed two runs on four hits and three walks over 4.2 innings in Friday's win over Seattle. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.
Wacha escaped a jam in the first inning and kept Seattle scoreless until the fifth when Abraham Toro took him deep for a two-run shot. The 30-year-old righty made his first start since May 3 after a stint on the injured list due to intercostal irritation. He's now sporting a 1.76 ERA with a 22:14 K:BB through 30.2 innings. Wacha is projected to face the White Sox on the road next week.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Michael Wacha: Activated for Friday's start
Wacha (side) was activated from the 15-day injured list ahead of his start against the Mariners on Friday.
The 30-year-old spent the 15-day minimum on the shelf after going down with left intercostal irritation, and the brevity of his absence will allow him to return without a minor-league rehab assignment. Wacha threw a two-inning simulated game earlier this week but hasn't seen game action since May 3, so he could have some minor workload limitations in his first start back. The right-hander is off to a strong start in 2022 with a 1.38 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 19:11 K:BB through five starts.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Michael Wacha: Confirmed to start Friday
The Red Sox confirmed that Wacha (side) has been cleared to start Friday's game against the Mariners, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Boston is expected to wait until after Thursday's series opener before formally reinstating Wacha from the 15-day injured list and dropping another player from the 26-man active roster. Wacha will end up missing the minimum amount of time due to left intercostal irritation, which first cropped up prior to his scheduled start May 8. Before picking up the injury, Wacha had cruised through his first five outings of the campaign, posting a 1.38 ERA and 0.92 WHIP over 26 innings.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Michael Wacha: On track to start Friday
The Red Sox are expected to bring Wacha (intercostal) back from the 15-day injured list to start Friday's game against the Mariners, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Wacha apparently checked out fine after throwing a two-inning simulated game Monday, so unless he experiences a setback in the next couple of days, he'll be ready to reclaim his spot in Boston's rotation. Prior to being placed on the IL with left intercostal irritation, Wacha went 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 26 innings over his first five starts.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Michael Wacha: Works two innings in sim game
Wacha (intercostal) completed a two-inning simulated game Monday, Steve Hewitt of the Boston Herald reports.
The Red Sox plan to re-evaluate Wacha on Tuesday before deciding his next steps, but based on all accounts, the right-hander looked good during his 35-pitch throwing session Monday. According to Alex Speier of The Boston Globe, Wacha faced utility man Christian Arroyo during the simulated game and made use of all of his pitches, even generating a few swings and misses. He'll be eligible to return from the 15-day injured list this weekend and could make a start in the Red Sox's series against Seattle if the coaching and training staffs are comfortable activating him without sending him on a rehab assignment beforehand.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Michael Wacha: Expected back next weekend
Wacha (intercostal irritation) will throw a simulated game Monday and is expected to return late next week, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
This would line him up to return either Saturday or Sunday at home against the Mariners. Wacha logged a 1.38 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 19:11 K:BB in 26 innings through five outings earlier this season.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Michael Wacha: Scratched with side soreness
Wacha was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the White Sox due to side soreness, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Per Smith, Wacha underwent an MRI on his side that revealed nothing overly concerning, but because the right-hander has a history of oblique injuries, the Red Sox decided to err on the side of caution and pull him from his scheduled turn through the rotation. Tanner Houck will get the starting nod in the series finale against the White Sox, but Wacha could be ready to go by the time his next turn comes up next weekend in Texas.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-5, 215 lbs|
|Birthplace: Iowa City, IA|
|School: Texas A&M|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|