Michael Wacha has Cy Young Award-caliber pitching


St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright thinks that Michael Wacha is capable of winning a Cy Young Award someday.

Sep 24, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha (52) celebrates with starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) after a game against the Washington Nationals at Busch Stadium. Wacha threw 8.2 innings allowing one hit and striking out nine as St. Louis defeated Washington 2-0. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Anyone that saw Wacha pitch this season would certainly agree with the ace of the Cardinals pitching staff. Wacha was very impressive in his MLB debut on May 30, 2013 against the Kansas City Royals. In seven innings, Wacha limited the Royals to two hits, one run, and struck out seven. Had it not been for a lengthy rain delay, Wacha would have gotten the win. Throw in no-hit bids against the Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates, not to mention winning the 2013 NLCS MVP after beating 2-time NL Cy winner Clayton Kershaw twice in the series.

Waino was very complementary of his teammate and texted him this summer to make sure he’s doing his homework in the gym.

"“If he does what he did down the stretch and if he does that for a whole season, he’s going to be in the Cy Young (Award) talks,” said Wainwright, who was in those talks last season when he finished a distant second to Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw."

The poise that Wacha displayed during the postseason was truly incredible. For a rookie to display the kind of poise that everyone saw from Wacha was amazing to say the least.