Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:31:18 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals will not set any innings limits for SP Michael Wacha this season. "I don't see any reason why there is the buzz about the workload," pitching coach Derek Lilliquist said. "He had 170 innings last year. You can think he could be a 200-inning guy this year. At the end of the day, we need some guys who can give us 200 innings." The Cardinals haven't officially announced that Wacha will be part of the rotation, but with SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) uncertain, there's a good chance Wacha will be in there.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:24:15 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SPs Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn, Jaime Garcia and Michael Wacha arrived in camp early Monday, Feb. 10, and threw bullpen sessions.
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 09:21:23 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha threw a total of 180 1/3 innings between the minors and majors last year, and many of his innings were high-stress innings in the postseason. The overall innings total was slightly more than the Cardinals had prepared for, leading the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Bernie Miklasz to believe that Wacha is a candidate to receive the occasional skipped start in 2014.
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 08:08:48 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said the team wanted SP Michael Wacha capped between 160-170 innings on the season. After the playoffs, Wacha totaled 180 1/3 innings on the season.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:44:38 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha was roughed up for six earned runs, five hits and four walks in just 3 2/3 innings in Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 30, against the Boston Red Sox. He was trying to become the first pitcher in Major League Baseball history to win five games as a starter in a single postseason, but just fell short.
Fantasy Tip: Wacha lost the elimination game, but he still saw his fantasy stock soar tremendously. Fantasy owners in 2014 will likely overvalue him on Draft Day in re-draft leagues based on his sparkling performances in the postseason, at least until Wednesday's dud.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:15:20 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said SP Adam Wainwright will start in Game 1 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 23, and SP Michael Wacha will pitch in Game 2. Beyond that, it's unknown when SPs Joe Kelly and Lance Lynn will pitch. SP Shelby Miller is expected to stay in the bullpen.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:29:27 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha allowed just two hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 18. He earned MVP honors in the NLCS as a result of his victory.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:32:05 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals announced Thursday, Oct. 10, that SP Joe Kelly will start Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 11, followed by SPs Michael Wacha and Adam Wainwright in Games 2 and 3, respectively.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:56:53 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning in Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday, Oct. 7. He joined SP Mike Mussina, then of the Baltimore Orioles, as the only pitcher to allow just one hit in seven or more innings when his club was facing elimination in the postseason.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 08:03:30 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha will start Game 4 of the NLDS, if necessary. SP Shelby Miller will be in the bullpen.