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  • • Cards' Wacha leaves start with oblique strain
    St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha left his start against the Phillies in the fourth inning with what the team said was a left oblique strain....
  • • Wacha exits in fourth with left oblique strain
    Right-hander Michael Wacha, who has anchored the Cardinals' rotation this season, exited his start on Wednesday afternoon against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park with a left oblique strain....
  • • Wacha opposes Arrieta in rubber game
    Wednesday's series finale will feature a rematch of talented righties, when Michael Wacha (8-2, 3.24) and Jake Arrieta (5-5, 3.33) oppose each other for the second time this season. Wacha outpitched Arrieta when the Phillies visited Busch Stadium last month by firing six strong innings in a 12-4 Cardinals win. However, Wacha is coming off the worst...
  • • Wacha has worst career start in loss to Cubs
    Facing a 19-game stretch against clubs with winning records, the Cardinals suffered a 13-5 loss that got out of hand while Michael Wacha endured his shortest start of the season and the worst of his career....
  • • Bryant snaps homerless streak with 2-run blast
    Kris Bryant's homerless drought is over. The Cubs third baseman slugged a two-run homer with one out in the third inning off Michael Wacha on Friday night for his first home run since May 14. The blast ended Bryant's homerless streak at a career-high 24 games....
  • • Wacha opens key series at home vs. Cubs
    The Cardinals and Cubs are set to rekindle their storied rivalry in a three-game set beginning Friday at 7:15 p.m. CT from Busch Stadium. But St. Louis will be without perhaps its most important hitter for what'll be its biggest series of the year to date: Jose Martinez is set to miss the weekend on the paternity list. The Cardinals will have Micha...
  • • Red-hot Martinez, Ozuna hit back-to-back HRs
    The Cardinals wasted no time jumping on Reds starter Luis Castillo on Saturday. After Castillo whiffed the first two batters of the game, Jose Martinez and Marcell Ozuna blasted back-to-back solo home runs to spot Michael Wacha an early 2-0 lead....
  • • Cards hit 3 homers as Wacha wins 8th straight
    Michael Wacha was spotted a 2-0 lead before he toed the rubber, and the righty took it from there, winning his eighth consecutive decision in the Cardinals' 6-4 victory over the Reds. Jose Martinez and Marcell Ozuna hit back-to-back homers in the top of the first inning, and Yadier Molina hit a three-run double in the third to back Wacha, who allow...
  • • Cards hit 3 homers as Wacha wins 8th straight
    Michael Wacha was spotted a 2-0 lead before he toed the rubber, and the righty took it from there, winning his eighth consecutive decision in the Cardinals' 6-4 victory over the Reds. Jose Martinez and Marcell Ozuna hit back-to-back homers in the top of the first inning, and Yadier Molina hit a three-run double in the third to back Wacha, who allow...
  • • Wacha comes close again but no-no ends in 9th
    Michael Wacha lost a no-hit bid in the ninth inning when pinch-hitter Colin Moran led off with a single, leaving to a huge ovation and pitching the St. Louis Cardinals past the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 Sunday....
  • • Wacha carries no-no into 9th to beat Pirates
    Michael Wacha was bidding for his first career no-hitter in Sunday's 5-0 victory over the Pirates, but pinch-hitter Colin Moran broke up the right-hander's bid with a leadoff single in the ninth. Wacha finished with 8 strikeouts in 8-plus innings. Marcell Ozuna hit a grand slam in the first innings, as the Cardinals took 3 of 4 from Pittsburgh....
  • • Wacha carries no-no into 9th to beat Pirates
    Michael Wacha was bidding for his first career no-hitter in Sunday's 5-0 victory over the Pirates, but pinch-hitter Colin Moran broke up the right-hander's bid with a leadoff single in the ninth. Wacha finished with 8 strikeouts in 8-plus innings. Marcell Ozuna hit a grand slam in the first innings, as the Cardinals took 3 of 4 from Pittsburgh....
  • • Twitter reacts to Michael Wacha blowing no-hitter in 9th
    For the second time in his career, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha took a no-hitter into the ninth inning on Sunday. But just like the first time, it was not meant to be.Pittsburgh Pirates pinch-hitter Colin Moran broke the no-no up with a single in the ninth. Have a look at what Twitter had to say as all of this was happening. It seems l...
  • • Follow live: Wacha throwing no-hitter through seven
    Michael Wacha is looking to toss the 11th no-hitter in Cardinals history....
  • • Cardinals likely to activate Carlos Martinez, Yadier Molina on Tuesday
    The Cardinals, 31-25 and firmly in the National League playoff hunt, are set to get back a couple of key reinforcements. Top starter Carlos Martinez and catcher Yadier Molina are on track to come off the disabled list Tuesday, per Joe Trezza of MLB.com.Martinez went on the DL on May 10 with a strained right lat, before which the 26-year-old opened ...

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Top news - Michael Wacha

  • • Pitching Notes: Cardinals, Chavez, Stammen, Rodney
    John Mozeliak (President of Baseball Operations for the Cardinals) expressed that he’s content with his club’s rotation, via Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Carlos Martinez, Michael Wacha, Luke Weaver, and the recently-signed Miles Mikolas are likely to occupy the first four spots in the rotation. Mozeliak says that a l...
  • • Cardinals reportedly interested in Chris Archer
    After missing out on the playoffs by just a few games last season, the St. Louis Cardinals seem to be eyeing a piece that could put them over the top in 2018.According to a report by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday, the Cardinals are showing interest in right-hander Chris Archer, having had recent trade talks centered on him ...
  • • Wacha sharp in debut, to focus on elevating FB
    After years of preaching the best place to throw was down, the Cardinals are encouraging pitchers to raise batters' eye levels. High heat is back in style. "Every pitcher can find success there," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "But it's a lot to ask." That may not be truer for any Cardinals pitcher than Michael Wacha,...
  • • Wacha sharp in debut, to focus on elevating FB
    After years of preaching the best place to throw was down, the Cardinals are encouraging pitchers to raise batters' eye levels. High heat is back in style. "Every pitcher can find success there," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "But it's a lot to ask." That may not be truer for any Cardinals pitcher than Michael Wacha,...
  • • Wacha's changeup sharp in start vs. Astros
    Michael Wacha has been one of the few bright spots among Cardinals' starting pitchers early this spring. The 26-year-old right-hander threw three innings on Sunday in the Cardinals' 4-1 loss to the Astros. It wasn't as good a peformance as his debut outing, but Wacha was sharp for the most part, especially with his changeup....
  • • Wacha dominates his finale with 4-pitch mix
    When Michael Wacha takes to the mound this season, he'll do so with greater confidence and a deeper pool of pitches from which to choose....
  • • Wacha ready for 2018 debut vs. Mets
    The Cardinals will enjoy an off-day in New York before continuing their Opening Series against the Mets in a 1:10 p.m. ET tilt on Saturday. Pushed up to the No. 2 spot in the rotation, Michael Wacha makes his first start of 2018....
  • • On extra rest, Wacha set to take on D-backs
    Friday's off-day and Adam Wainwright's speedy return from the DL mean Michael Wacha will make his second start of the season on six days of rest. He'll oppose Zack Greinke on Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Wacha threw six scoreless innings in his only start against Arizona last season....
  • • Wacha faces Reds as Cardinals begin road trip
    The Cardinals continue their NL Central-heavy early schedule when they embark on a seven-game road trip to face the Reds and Cubs. Michael Wacha (1-1, 5.59) gets the nod for Thursday's opener of a four-game series at Great American Ball Park, set for 5:40 pm CT. Wacha battled through tough weather and command issues to earn his first win of the sea...
  • • Matheny says rotation swap is strategic
    The Cardinals made the choice following Monday's postponement to switch their starting pitching plans for the final game of this truncated series, swapping Luke Weaver and Michael Wacha in the rotation....
  • • Cards call on Weaver to start finale vs. Cubs
    Following Wednesday's postponement, the Cardinals tweaked their rotation and will have Luke Weaver start Thursday's 1:20 p.m. CT series finale against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, instead of Michael Wacha -- who will now start Friday's opener vs. the Reds. Chicago will counter with left-hander Jon Lester....
  • • Cards aim to continue dominance of Reds
    Tommy Pham could be back in the starting lineup when the Cardinals return home for the first of three against the Reds, set for Friday at 7:15 p.m. CT. The Cardinals swept the Reds in Cincinnati last weekend and have won nine straight head-to-head matchups dating back to last season. Michael Wacha (2-1, 5.52 ERA) toes the rubber for St. Louis, whil...
  • • Wacha in the park: Righty masterful vs. Reds
    Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha continued his dominance of the Reds with 6 2/3 strong innings to help St. Louis to a 4-2 win on Friday night at Busch Stadium....
  • • Wacha in the park: Righty masterful vs. Reds
    Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha continued his dominance of the Reds with 6 2/3 strong innings to help St. Louis to a 4-2 win on Friday night at Busch Stadium....
  • • Wacha aims to win fourth consecutive start
    Michael Wacha (3-1, 4.22 ERA) took his only loss of the year in a start against the Mets on March 31, when he allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings. He has won three consecutive starts since, posting a 3.24 ERA during that span....

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