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Michael Wacha
ERA W-L K
4.42 4-7 79
Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 6-6 / 215 NFBC ADP: 102.00
Position: SPBorn: 7/1/1991 Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Cardinals (2012)


Latest News
June 23 8:14 AM PT9:14 AM MT10:14 AM CT11:14 AM ET11:14 ET15:14 GMT23:14 8:14 AM MST10:14 AM EST10:44 AM VEN19:14 UAE10:14 AM CT-Wacha pitched into the seventh inning Wednesday for his first win in nearly two months, allowing two runs to beat the Cubs.
Analysis: Wacha had lost a career-worst seven consecutive decisions while posting a 5.22 ERA over 10 starts.
June 15 7:25 PM PT8:25 PM MT9:25 PM CT10:25 PM ET22:25 ET2:25 GMT10:25 7:25 PM MST9:25 PM EST9:55 PM VEN6:25 UAE (+1)9:25 PM CT-Wacha (2-6, 4.91 ERA) has lost a career-worst six consecutive decisions since April 28 entering the opener of a weekend series against the Rangers on Friday.
Analysis: The last St. Louis pitcher to lose seven straight was Kip Wells in 2007.
June 11 9:54 AM PT10:54 AM MT11:54 AM CT12:54 PM ET12:54 ET16:54 GMT0:54 9:54 AM MST11:54 AM EST12:24 PM VEN20:54 UAE11:54 AM CT-Wacha gave a promising performance Friday when he allowed two runs and three hits over seven innings in a 9-3, 12-inning win over the Pirates.
Analysis: Wacha had posted a 9.00 ERA over his previous five outings. He hasn't won since April 23, going 0-6 with a 5.82 in his last nine starts.
May 25 11:32 AM PT12:32 PM MT1:32 PM CT2:32 PM ET14:32 ET18:32 GMT2:32 11:32 AM MST1:32 PM EST2:02 PM VEN22:32 UAE1:32 PM CT-Wacha's woes continued Tuesday in a 12-3 drubbing to the Chicago Cubs.
Analysis: Wacha (2-5, 5.04 ERA) gave up a career-high eight runs, eight hits and four walks in four innings in his fifth consecutive loss. The right-hander has given up a combined 14 runs in his last two starts and has pitched just four innings in each of his last three.
May 20 3:54 PM PT4:54 PM MT5:54 PM CT6:54 PM ET18:54 ET22:54 GMT6:54 3:54 PM MST5:54 PM EST6:24 PM VEN2:54 UAE (+1)5:54 PM CT-Wacha gave up six runs in four innings Thursday against Colorado but avoided his fifth consecutive loss.
Analysis: Wacha (2-4, 4.03 ERA) had a no-decision in a 13-7 win. He gave up six runs - two earned - in four innings in an 8-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 13. Wacha received 10 runs of support Thursday after getting a combined five in his previous four games.
May 14 8:46 AM PT9:46 AM MT10:46 AM CT11:46 AM ET11:46 ET15:46 GMT23:46 8:46 AM MST10:46 AM EST11:16 AM VEN19:46 UAE10:46 AM CT-Wacha lost again Friday.
Analysis: Wacha is now 2-4 after he gave up a season-worst six runs - two earned - and eight hits in four innings, his shortest outing of the season. He struck out two and walked three. The right-hander had a 1.71 ERA against the Dodgers in four previous starts.
Apr. 29 2:15 PM PT3:15 PM MT4:15 PM CT5:15 PM ET17:15 ET21:15 GMT5:15 2:15 PM MST4:15 PM EST4:45 PM VEN1:15 UAE (+1)4:15 PM CT-Wacha suffered his first loss Thursday.
Analysis: Wacha lasted seven innings and pitched effectively except for two homers and a wild pitch. He struck out nine with two walks (one intentional) and allowed three runs and five hits. The home runs were the first two he allowed this season.
Apr. 12 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET18:48 ET22:48 GMT6:48 3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST6:18 PM VEN2:48 UAE (+1)5:48 PM CT-Wacha tossed six four-hit innings in Monday's 10-1 win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: He walked one and struck out seven.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2013 StL 4 1 0 - 1 15 9 0 64.2 52 20 20 5 19 0 65 1.10 2.78
2014 StL 5 6 0 - 0 19 19 0 107.0 95 41 38 6 33 0 94 1.20 3.20
2015 StL 17 7 0 - 0 30 30 0 181.1 162 74 68 19 58 4 153 1.21 3.38
2016 StL 4 7 0 - 0 16 16 0 93.2 96 54 46 7 33 5 79 1.38 4.42
Career 30 21 0 - 1 80 74 0 446.2 405 189 172 37 143 9 391 1.23 3.47

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 StL 15 21 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 10 0 0 .143 .143 .143
2014 StL 19 29 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 18 0 0 .034 .034 .034
2015 StL 30 52 5 8 1 0 0 4 4 20 1 0 .154 .214 .173
2016 StL 16 28 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 15 0 0 .036 .069 .036
Career 80 130 6 13 1 0 0 9 5 63 1 0 .100 .133 .108

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2013 StL Total 4 1 0 - 0 5 5 0 30.2 16 9 9 3 12 3 33 2.64
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.1 1 1 1 1 2 0 9 1.23
    LCS 2 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 13.2 7 0 0 0 2 1 13 0.00
    WS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 9.2 8 8 8 2 8 2 11 7.45
2014 StL Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.1 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 81.00
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.1 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 81.00
2015 StL Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.1 6 4 4 3 3 1 5 8.31
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.1 6 4 4 3 3 1 5 8.31
Career 4 3 0 - 0 7 6 0 35.1 24 16 16 7 16 4 38 4.08

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 StL Total 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 StL Total 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 7 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 808 98 88 93.2 53.09
Curveball 147 77 71 74.7 9.66
Changeup 302 90 82 85.3 19.84
Cut Fastball 265 93 85 90.2 17.41

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