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Michael Wacha
ERA W-L K
4.37 5-7 101
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
July 23 9:57 AM PT10:57 AM MT11:57 AM CT12:57 PM ET12:57 ET16:57 GMT0:57 9:57 AM MST11:57 AM EST12:27 PM VEN20:57 UAE11:57 AM CT-Wacha had another shaky outing Friday but gave up only two runs in six innings, escaping numerous jams as he allowed 10 hits and a walk in a 16-inning win over the Dodgers.
Analysis: Wacha's unbeaten streak reached six starts, but opponents are hitting .328 against him in the last five. He's next scheduled to pitch in Miami, facing a Marlins team against which he lasted just four innings on July 17.
July 18 10:17 AM PT11:17 AM MT12:17 PM CT1:17 PM ET13:17 ET17:17 GMT1:17 10:17 AM MST12:17 PM EST12:47 PM VEN21:17 UAE12:17 PM CT-Wacha lasted just four innings, throwing 101 pitches while allowing three runs and seven hits in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Marlins.
Analysis: Wacha has thrown fewer than seven innings in each of his last five outings and his next start comes Friday against the Dodgers. He gave up six runs - two earned - in four innings against Los Angeles on May 13. He is 1-2 with a 3.78 ERA in three starts against the Dodgers since tossing 13 2/3 scoreless innings against them in the 2013 NLCS.
July 8 7:44 PM PT8:44 PM MT9:44 PM CT10:44 PM ET22:44 ET2:44 GMT10:44 7:44 PM MST9:44 PM EST10:14 PM VEN6:44 UAE (+1)9:44 PM CT-Wacha left Friday's game in the seventh inning after being struck on the lower right leg by a low liner off the bat of Milwaukee's Jonathan Villar.
Analysis: Wacha allowed three runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings before leaving.
July 4 10:15 AM PT11:15 AM MT12:15 PM CT1:15 PM ET13:15 ET17:15 GMT1:15 10:15 AM MST12:15 PM EST12:45 PM VEN21:15 UAE12:15 PM CT-Wacha allowed two runs and nine hits in five innings as the Cardinals beat the Brewers 9-8 on Sunday.
Analysis: That's already the sixth time this season Wacha has failed to record an out past the fifth. He only did it seven times in 30 starts in 2015.
June 29 7:59 AM PT8:59 AM MT9:59 AM CT10:59 AM ET10:59 ET14:59 GMT22:59 7:59 AM MST9:59 AM EST10:29 AM VEN18:59 UAE9:59 AM CT-Wacha allowed four runs over six bumpy innings - he served up nine hits and three walks - in the Cardinals' 8-4 win over the Royals on Tuesday.
Analysis: It's been an up-and-down season for Wacha, who had a 2.11 ERA over his last three starts before Tuesday's less-than-impressive outing.
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 5 7 0 - 0 20 20 0 115.1 127 64 56 11 39 6 101 1.44 4.37
Career 31 21 0 - 1 84 78 0 468.1 436 199 182 41 149 10 413 1.25 3.50

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 20 34 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 19 0 0 .029 .108 .029
Career 84 136 7 13 1 0 0 9 7 67 1 0 .096 .140 .103

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 1008 98 88 93.1 52.8
Curveball 170 77 70 74.5 8.91
Changeup 400 90 79 84.9 20.95
Cut Fastball 331 93 84 90.2 17.34

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