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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Cardinals Injury Update: Michael Wacha will not make Sunday start

By on 9/13/2014 07:30:00 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Colorado Rockies on Friday by the score of 5-1. The win improved the Cardinals to 81-67 on the season, first in the National League Central. The Cardinals remain in first despite a mediocre offense that is 24th in the league in runs scored and a pitching staff in the middle of the pack in ERA. On the injury front, Michael Wacha, who has made two starts since his activation on September 5, will not make his scheduled start on Sunday.

Our own Pete Schwichtenberg reported on September 5 that Wacha was activated from the disabled list and started against the Milwaukee Brewers.  He threw 50 pitches over three innings, allowing a run on three hits. 

Stan McNeal, who covers the Cardinals for, tweeted the following update on Wacha.
Wacha struggled in his start on September 9 against the Reds, allowing five runs on six hits with three walks in four innings. His fastball was down in velocity and there is no word whether or not Wacha will make his next start following Sunday.

Wacha, in his second Major League season, is 5-6 with a 3.14 ERA in 17 starts this season. In 32 career games, Wacha is 9-7 with a 3.00 ERA. He's allowed 136 hits in 162 innings, with 49 walks and 154 strikeouts.

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