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.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:42:22 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday, Oct. 2, that SPs Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha will be available in relief for Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, Oct. 3.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:43:33 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha had a no-hit bid ended with two outs in the ninth inning Tuesday, Sept. 24, against the Washington Nationals. 3B Ryan Zimmerman chopped one over the mound for an infield single. He was lifted immediately after the hit, as he had thrown a career-high 112 pitches. "I guess it just wasn't meant to be," Wacha said. "I came in with all intentions to just get the win." He struck out a career-high nine batters. RP Trevor Rosenthal secured the final out, nailing down his second save in as many days.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 08:43:25 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (back) felt fine after his bullpen session Tuesday, Sept. 3. He can come off the disabled list Friday, Sept. 6, but the team is unsure if he'll return as a starter or a reliever. Westbrook prefers to start.
Fantasy Tip: Whether Westbrook returns to the rotation will probably depend on the performance of Michael Wacha, who has jumped into the No. 5 rotation post.