Michael Wacha goes for win number eight against LA
By Rodney Davis
Coming off of an impressive 3-0 win last night over the L.A. Dodgers, Michael Wacha will look to go 8-0 for the St Louis Cardinals.
Let’s all be honest with ourselves, when Adam Wainwright went down in April with a torn Achilles injury, there was not a sense of calm in St. Louis but there was certainly a sense of anger and perhaps worry.
Well I am here to tell you, there is no longer any need to worry or have anger because Michael Wacha has stepped right in as the defacto number one starter for the St Louis Cardinals, and it may be a sign of things to come in the future.
The 23-year-old is off to a stellar 7-0 start with a 1.87 ERA in his 9 starts and more impressive than that is the fact that the Cards have won all of his starts thus far to start the 2015 season.
Many expected the young starter to be thrust into a bigger role with the injury sustained by Waino, but probably not the start to the season that he has gotten off to.
From the time he arrived in St. Louis just over two years ago to now, Michael Wacha has grown before our very eyes.
Manager Mike Matheny looks forward to the rest of the series against the Dodgers and had this to say about their series to mlb.com,
"“We know they’re a good team and [we] have had some opportunities in the postseason to put some good games against them,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. “I know that it sticks in everybody’s memory on both sides. A lot of talent on both sides, in my mind, and it should make for a good series.”"
It also helps that Mike Matheny and GM John Mozeliak have filled their roster with savvy veterans such as John Lackey, who went 7 innings last night against the Dodgers with shutout ball, or others such as Jaime Garcia and Lance Lynn.
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Speaking of Lance Lynn, he is having a solid season so far as well, although his win/loss record may not indicate it but nonetheless he is right there with Wacha leading this talented Cardinals rotation.
Going forward, Michael Wacha will look to remain healthy obviously coming off of a injury-riddled 2014 season, continue to working deeper into ball games and most important of all, put his team in position to win every fifth day.
As for tonight’s game, Wacha-mania will look to run wild on the field against the Dodgers offense opposite their starter Carlos Frias.
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