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Michael Wacha

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Cardinals | Michael Wacha grabs road win

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:44:37 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha allowed four runs - three earned - and nine hits with a walk and four strikeouts over six innings in a win Tuesday, June 28, against the Kansas City Royals. He threw 68 of his 99 pitches for strikes in the quality start.

Fantasy Tip: Wacha is 2-1 with a 3.34 ERA in five starts in the month of June, racking up 25 strikeouts over 32 1/3 innings. He has re-emerged as a must-start in NL-only fantasy leagues, deeper mixed formats and DFS play.

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Cardinals | Michael Wacha picks up a victory

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:43:41 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha allowed two runs on three hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 22, to pick up his third win of the season. He struck out five batters and walked two during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Wacha has been pitching better this month and has allowed five runs in his last three starts. He is scheduled to face the Kansas City Royals in his next start and should be a starting option for owners in daily fantasy leagues.

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Cardinals | Michael Wacha winless in last nine starts

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 22:18:31 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha earned a no-decision against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, June 10, extending his winless streak to nine starts. Wacha allowed just two runs on three hits in seven innings.

Fantasy Tip: On the bright side, this was easily Wacha's best start since he held the Phillies to one run over eight innings in a hard-luck loss on May 3. Unfortunately, Trevor Rosenthal couldn't hold a one-run lead, so Wacha's quest for his third win of the season (and first since April 23) continues. While it's a step in the right direction, it's probably best to keep Wacha on your bench until he strings together a couple solid outings in a row.

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Cardinals | Michael Wacha struggling

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 22:32:18 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha has allowed 23 earned runs in his last 23 innings of work, and he was trailing 4-0 when given the hook in the Saturday, June 4, game against the San Francisco Giants. Wacha picked up no decision when St. Louis came back to win, 7-4.

Fantasy Tip: The vaunted St. Louis pitching staff is struggling, and Wacha is right up there. He was a No. 1 threat at one point, and now the team is trying to get him untracked. Until he shows signs of positive progress, leave him on your bench.

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Cardinals | Another loss for Michael Wacha

Sun, 29 May 2016 14:50:19 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha suffered his sixth straight loss Sunday, May 29, as the Cardinals fell, 10-2, to the Washington Nationals. He was unable to complete more than four innings in any of his three previous starts while allowing 20 earned runs combined.

Fantasy Tip: The alarm bells are going off on Wacha. The team hasn't indicated whether anything is wrong, but this is not the same Wacha who dazzled fans a couple years ago. He may be worth keeping in deeper-format leagues where you can afford to bench players, but Wacha isn't worth consideration in DFS or shallow formats.

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Cardinals | Mechanical issues plaguing Michael Wacha?

Thu, 26 May 2016 12:19:25 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha has always had mechanical concerns dealing with his high arm angle during his delivery, but the Pirates don't expect him to change his mechanics because of his past shoulder issues. Wacha continues to have an extreme angle but continued to have success after his injury and in 2013. He's also learning to pitch this year without his best stuff.

Fantasy Tip: Wacha's delivery is tough to replicate, and it appears he's having trouble repeating the success he had with the same delivery back in 2013. His career-high 3.6 walks per nine innings reflects that point, and his 5.04 ERA in 10 starts has his owners worried. It could just take a slight tweak for Wacha to regain consistency and provide better results, though, so practice patience with him and consider benching him for now based on the matchups.

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Cardinals | Michael Wacha struggles vs. Chicago

Tue, 24 May 2016 20:24:41 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha allowed a career-worst eight runs on eight hits in four innings against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, May 24, to suffer his fifth loss of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Wacha has allowed 14 runs in his last two starts and has not pitched more than four innings in any of his last three starts. He is scheduled to face the Washington Nationals in his next start, so owners may want to look for other options to use until Wacha improves.

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Cardinals | Michael Wacha struggles

Sat, 14 May 2016 07:40:27 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha allowed six runs on eight hits in four innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, May 13, to suffer his fourth loss of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Wacha has allowed 11 runs in 18 innings this month but still has a decent 3.23 ERA this season. He is scheduled to face the Colorado Rockies in his next start and should still be a decent option in most fantasy leagues.

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Cardinals | Michael Wacha brilliant in loss

Tue, 03 May 2016 23:31:03 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha allowed one run on five hits and three walks while fanning eight in eight innings during his loss to the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: Wacha is 2-2 with a 2.65 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. The WHIP is a little high as he has been hit a little bit more, but Wacha is a solid option in DFS after the elite tiers.

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Cardinals | Michael Wacha has solid outing

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 15:06:53 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha allowed three runs, one of which was earned, and seven hits in six innings Sunday, April 17. He did not get the decision as the Cardinals won 4-3 in the final innings.

Fantasy Tip: Wacha is off to a strong start in 2016, and he just had a bit of hard luck in this game. Keep him in your fantasy lineup.

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