|Sep. 12 3:37 PM PT4:37 PM MT5:37 PM CT6:37 PM ET18:37 ET22:37 GMT6:37 3:37 PM MST5:37 PM EST6:07 PM VEN2:37 UAE (+1)5:37 PM CT-The Cardinals have pushed back struggling Michael Wacha and plan to start rookie lefty Marco Gonzales instead on Sunday.
Analysis: The 23-year-old Wacha allowed five earned runs and walked three in four innings his last start. As a rookie he was the NL championship series MVP, and he's 5-6 this year with a 3.14 ERA in 17 starts.
|June 22 4:52 PM PT5:52 PM MT6:52 PM CT7:52 PM ET19:52 ET23:52 GMT7:52 4:52 PM MST6:52 PM EST7:22 PM VEN3:52 UAE (+1)6:52 PM CT-Wacha will replace Justin Masterson in the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation on Thursday and make his first start since mid-June.
Analysis: Manager Mike Matheny said Wacha, a breakout rookie star last year who was the NL championship series MVP, will be limited to around 60 pitches at Milwaukee. He's 5-5 with a 2.79 ERA in 15 starts and has been on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder stress reaction.
|May 21 7:34 PM PT8:34 PM MT9:34 PM CT10:34 PM ET22:34 ET2:34 GMT10:34 7:34 PM MST9:34 PM EST10:04 PM VEN6:34 UAE (+1)9:34 PM CT-Wacha was taken out after getting struck on the right elbow by a foul liner while sitting in the dugout in the sixth inning against Arizona on Wednesday.
Analysis: The team said the right-hander was taken out for precautionary reasons with a bruised elbow.
|Apr. 19 4:06 PM PT5:06 PM MT6:06 PM CT7:06 PM ET19:06 ET23:06 GMT7:06 4:06 PM MST6:06 PM EST6:36 PM VEN3:06 UAE (+1)6:06 PM CT-Wacha suffered his first loss of the season Friday against the Nationals.
Analysis: Wacha gave up three runs - though just one was earned - and five hits over seven innings while striking out seven.
|Apr. 8 3:23 PM PT4:23 PM MT5:23 PM CT6:23 PM ET18:23 ET22:23 GMT6:23 3:23 PM MST5:23 PM EST5:53 PM VEN2:23 UAE (+1)5:23 PM CT-Wacha allowed one run and seven hits in six innings, earning the win in Monday's 5-3 victory over Cincinnati.
Analysis: Wacha has posted a 0.71 ERA through his first two outings, both of which have come against the Reds. He'll try to continue his hot start against the Cubs this weekend.
|Apr. 3 2:25 PM PT3:25 PM MT4:25 PM CT5:25 PM ET17:25 ET21:25 GMT5:25 2:25 PM MST4:25 PM EST4:55 PM VEN1:25 UAE (+1)4:25 PM CT-Wacha went toe-to-toe with Tony Cingrani in Wednesday's 1-0 walkoff loss at Cincinnati.
Analysis: Wacha allowed three hits and one walk over 6 2-3 innings while striking out seven. His season debut couldn't have gone much better, and hopefully he'll get some run support next time out.
|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|
|Career||9||7||0 - 1||34||28||0||171.2||147||61||58||11||52||0||159||1.16||3.04|
|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|
|Career||4||1||0 - 0||5||5||0||30.2||16||9||9||3||12||3||33||2.64|