Aug 28, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Michael Wacha (52) throws to a Cincinnati Reds batter during the third inning at Busch Stadium. Cincinnati defeated St. Louis 10-0. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Wacha Returns To The Starting Rotation

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Finally, the St. Louis Cardinals made the move that was so obvious. Michael Wacha is once again in the starting rotation. He will start Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds.

The reason he got this start is because of his 4 innings against Cincinnati Reds last Wednesday. He had 7 stirkeouts and looked dominant. Here is what Mike Matheny said about the change:

“It’s not like we were going tryout camp, but it made it very obvious he was the guy we wanted to see out there,” manager Mike Matheny said Sunday after the Cardinals’ 7-2 victory at PNC Park. “Long term, we know he’s mostly likely going to be a starter. He showed the other day why we believe that.”

Other pitching news:

Wainwright struggles again.

Something about the Reds brings out the worse in Adam Wainwright. He threw 6 innings this time and gave up 6 earned runs on Monday. He has given up 15 earned runs in his last 8 innings pitched. He needs to figure it out because the Cardinals might face the Reds in the playoffs and he needs to be at the top of his game.

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