|Oct. 4 11:17 AM PT12:17 PM MT1:17 PM CT2:17 PM ET14:17 ET18:17 GMT2:17 CST11:17 AM MST1:17 PM EST1:47 PM VEN22:17 UAE1:17 PM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals chose Wacha over fellow rookie Shelby Miller to start a potential Game 4 of the NL division series.
Analysis: Miller led major league rookies with 15 wins but Wacha (4-1, 2.78) is fresher and gets the nod Sunday against Pittsburgh's Charlie Morton (7-4, 3.26). Manager Mike Matheny said it was hard to ignore Wacha's near no-hitter against the Nationals last week. Wacha fell one out short of the no-no in his final regular-season start.
|Sep. 9 3:52 PM PT4:52 PM MT5:52 PM CT6:52 PM ET18:52 ET22:52 GMT6:52 CST3:52 PM MST5:52 PM EST6:22 PM VEN2:52 UAE (+1)5:52 PM CT-Wacha gave up two hits over seven shutout innings in a 9-2 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Analysis: Wacha hasn't allowed a run over his last 19 2-3 innings.
|Sep. 3 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 CST3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals called up six more players from the minors on Tuesday, including right-hander Michael Wacha to start the second game of their series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Analysis: Wacha pitched four scoreless innings in relief against the Reds last week in St. Louis before going back to the minors. He was called up from Double-A Springfield to make his fifth career start at Great American Ball Park. Wacha has struck out 37 batters during 33 1-3 innings in the majors.
|June 14 2:13 PM PT3:13 PM MT4:13 PM CT5:13 PM ET17:13 ET21:13 GMT5:13 CST2:13 PM MST4:13 PM EST4:43 PM VEN1:13 UAE (+1)4:13 PM CT-Wacha has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis to create a roster spot for right-hander Jake Westbrook, who was activated as expected to start Friday's game at Miami.
Analysis: The Cardinals chose to keep rookie left-hander Tyler Lyons in the rotation rather than Wacha. Lyons, who is 2-2 with a 3.51 ERA in four games, will start Sunday against the Marlins. Wacha made three starts and went 1-0 with an ERA of 4.58.
|June 12 9:54 AM PT10:54 AM MT11:54 AM CT12:54 PM ET12:54 ET16:54 GMT0:54 CST9:54 AM MST11:54 AM EST12:24 PM VEN20:54 UAE11:54 AM CT-Wacha earned his first major league win, allowing two runs and five hits over six innings in a 9-2 win over the Mets on Tuesday.
Analysis: The rookie is 1-0 with a 4.58 ERA in his first three starts for the Cardinals. He has 14 strikeouts in 17 2-3 innings.
|May 31 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET16:17 ET20:17 GMT4:17 CST1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST3:47 PM VEN0:17 UAE (+1)3:17 PM CT-Wacha had a splendid major league debut in the Cardinals' 4-2 rain-soaked loss to Kansas City.
Analysis: Wacha gave up one run and two hits over seven innings but the bullpen couldn't hold on to a slim lead. A three-run ninth that spoiled the right-hander's almost spotless showing. Wacha is the eighth rookie pitcher to suit up for St. Louis this year and seventh to play.
|May 28 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET12:27 ET16:27 GMT0:27 CST9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST11:57 AM VEN20:27 UAE11:27 AM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals will promote Wacha to start in his major league debut Thursday against the Kansas City Royals.
Analysis: The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Wacha was the Cardinals' first-round draft pick and the 19th overall selection last year out of Texas A&M. He's 4-0 with a 2.05 ERA that leads the Pacific Coast League in nine starts for Triple-A Memphis, holding opponents to a .187 batting average in his first pro season. Wacha will be the eighth rookie pitcher to debut with the Cardinals this season.
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