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Cardinals | Michael Wacha receiving rest

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:13:54 -0700

Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha was scratched from his start Wednesday, Sept. 2, purely as a way to give him extra rest down the stretch, according to manager Mike Matheny.

Fantasy Tip: Owners of Wacha ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) will be bummed that he didn't make the start tonight, but it may work out better for him in the short term to close out the season. A fresher Wacha could also be a better buy on FantasyScore down the stretch.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jenifer Langosch

Cardinals | Michael Wacha scratched from start

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:06:22 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha (undisclosed) was scracthed from his start Wednesday, Sept. 2. SP Tyler Lyons will start against the Washington Nationals Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Wacha ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) in daily contests Wednesday, and you'll also want to check back for further details on why he was scratched. Lyons owns a 5.02 ERA over his six starts this season, and he shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a desperation play in any fantasy format Wednesday.

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Cardinals | Michael Wacha allows four unearned runs

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:04:15 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha allowed four unearned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six batters during the Cardinals' 5-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants Friday, Aug. 28. Wacha did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Tip: Wacha's ($7,600, 15.2% of cap) ERA is down to 2.69 for the season, and he has a 1.40 ERA over his past seven starts with 40 strikeouts over 45 innings. It could be suggested that there is risk with Wacha's workload far exceeding his previous career high of 107 innings, but at this point, he appears absolutely fine. Continue to view him as a fringe No. 1 starter in all mixed leagues, and he is likely underpriced at FanasyScore.

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Cardinals | Michael Wacha misses 15th win

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 23:25:29 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha allowed one run on six hits Monday, Aug. 17, against the San Francisco Giants. He did not get the decision and missed out on his 15th win.

Fantasy Tip: Wacha ($8,000, 16.0% of cap) pitched a very good game as usual, cementing his status as a must start in FantasyScore, but he didn't get a lot of run support. Continue using him in your lineup.

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Cardinals | Michael Wacha gets win No. 13

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 16:39:20 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha picked up his 13th win of the season Thursday, Aug. 6, against the Cincinnati Reds. Wacha allowed four hits and two walks over seven innings, while beating the Reds for the third time this season.

Fantasy Tip: Wacha ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) has now had back-to-back scoreless outings, after he allowed 13 earned runs in his previous three starts. Wacha appears to be back on track, and FantasyScore owners should be using him accordingly.

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Cardinals | Michael Wacha solid vs. Cincy

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 22:51:39 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha is scheduled to start Thursday, Aug. 6, against the Cincinnati Reds. He has won each of his starts against Cincinnati, allowing two runs in 13 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Tip: Wacha ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) has worked his magic against Cincinnati, and he is 7-2 with a 3.57 ERA in 11 road starts with a 2.37 ERA in eight day outings. He is a must-have in FantasyScore for Thursday.

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Cardinals | Michael Wacha spins another gem

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:09:56 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha struck out seven batters over seven scoreless innings during St. Louis' 7-0 win over the Colorado Rockies Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Wacha ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) had allowed 13 earned runs over his previous three starts, so it was nice to see him bounce back with a stellar outing. Wacha remains a high-end No. 2 starter for you fantasy rotation with a lack of elite strikeout potential the only downside. Wacha owns a 7.6 K/9 for the season.

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Cardinals | Michael Wacha, Carlos Martinez make history

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:21:46 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha and SP Carlos Martinez each have at least nine wins through the first 75 games of the season. Martinez (9-3) and Wacha (10-3) are the first duo aged 23 or younger with nine or more wins at this point since Dwight Gooden and Sid Fernandez for the 1986 New York Mets.

Fantasy Tip: The Cardinals were supposed to fold without Adam Wainwright, but Wacha ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) and Martinez ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) are part of the reason this team has a 51-24 record. These two are must-plays in FantasyScore and pretty much every other fantasy format.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - R.B. Fallstrom

Cardinals | Pitchers on historic tear

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:56:19 -0700

Entering Sunday, June 28, the St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers, led by SP Michael Wacha, had a team ERA of 2.63, which is the lowest through 74 games since the 1972 Baltimore Orioles posted a 2.31 mark.

Fantasy Tip: Pitchers like Wacha ($8,400, 16.8% of cap), Carlos Martinez ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) and Lance Lynn ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) are helping the Cardinals make history. These three are must-starts in FantasyScore formats.

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Cardinals | Rain can't stop Michael Wacha

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:48:17 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha allowed two runs and three hits over 6 1/3 innings in a win Tuesday, June 16, against the Minnesota Twins. He was forced to halt warmups before the first pitch was delayed 45 minutes, and his outing was cut short by a rain delay in the seventh inning.

Fantasy Tip: Wacha ($8,400; or 16.8% of cap) improved to 9-2 on the season, but most of his damage has been on the road where he leads the league in road wins with six.

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