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  1. Adam Wainwright named Cardinals’ Opening Night starter

    Mar 31, 2015, 6:09 PM EDT

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    Adam Wainwright tossed a spring-high 93 pitches in a Grapefruit League appearance Tuesday afternoon against the Marlins and was officially declared the Cardinals’ Opening Night starter after the outing by manager Mike Matheny.

  2. Video: Michael Wacha goes 5 2/3 scoreless innings vs. Nats, lowering spring ERA to 1.76

    Mar 25, 2015, 6:12 PM EDT

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    Watch as Cardinals starter Michael Wacha twirls 5 2/3 scoreless Wednesday against the Nationals …

  3. 2015 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

    Mar 18, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals have advanced to the NLCS in nine of the last 15 seasons — 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Can this 2015 group follow in those footsteps?

  4. Michael Wacha is “real happy” with how his shoulder feels

    Feb 16, 2015, 10:20 AM EDT

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    Wacha has a 3.04 ERA and 159/52 K/BB ratio in 172 career innings through age 22.

  5. Cardinals “have shown interest” in James Shields

    Feb 3, 2015, 8:32 PM EDT

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    Most major league teams open spring training in just two weeks, yet right-hander James Shields remains unsigned …

  6. Michael Wacha says he is “extremely healthy”

    Jan 19, 2015, 1:53 PM EDT

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    Michael Wacha didn’t exactly say he’s in the best shape of his life on Sunday, but he came close.

  7. Cardinals are “exploring” trades for Cole Hamels or David Price, signing Max Scherzer

    Jan 8, 2015, 12:01 AM EDT

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    Could the Cardinals be gearing up for a big late-offseason splash?

  8. Cardinals reportedly joining pursuit of Jon Lester

    Nov 18, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Might the Cardinals be a darkhorse in the Jon Lester sweepstakes? Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM says they are “in pursuit,” citing a club source.

  9. The greatest trick this Royals bullpen ever pulled …

    Oct 24, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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    The Royals bullpen is really good. So good, in fact, that you can’t really use it incorrectly, Joe Posnanski writes.

  10. Travis Ishikawa two days later, on pennant-winning homer: “It still doesn’t seem like it was me.”

    Oct 18, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

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    The baseball world wasn’t the only one surprised that it was Travis Ishikawa who hit a walk-off home run to send the Giants into the World Series. Ishikawa still isn’t sure it was him, either.

  11. On Mike Matheny and Michael Wacha

    Oct 17, 2014, 12:20 AM EDT

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    The decision that doomed the Cardinals.

  12. Video: Watch Travis Ishikawa’s pennant-winning homer

    Oct 17, 2014, 12:17 AM EDT

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    Come on, you know you want to see it again.

  13. Travis Ishikawa sends Giants to World Series on walk-off three-run homer

    Oct 16, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

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    The Giants are headed to the World Series for the third time in the past five seasons.

  14. Mike Matheny had a very bad day at the office

    Oct 16, 2014, 1:11 AM EDT

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    Letting Shelby Miller bat in the fourth was baffling, but it wasn’t Matheny’s only bad call in Game 4.

  15. Michael Wacha is gathering dust as the Cardinals’ forgotten man

    Oct 13, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Last postseason Shelby Miller was the young, high-upside pitcher ignored by the Cardinals in the playoffs, but this time around it’s Michael Wacha.

  16. Cardinals win and lose in NLCS Game 2

    Oct 13, 2014, 12:59 AM EDT

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    It’s better than being down 0-2, but…

  17. Cardinals’ playoff rotation does not include Michael Wacha

    Oct 1, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

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    Adam Wainwright will start Game 1 against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.

  18. Previewing the 2014 Playoffs

    Sep 29, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

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    Let’s meet our ten playoff teams and assess their strengths, weaknesses and overall outlook.

  19. Michael Wacha cleared to return Saturday vs. Reds

    Sep 17, 2014, 6:34 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM, the Cardinals have cleared right-hander Michael Wacha to return to the starting rotation this Saturday evening against the visiting Reds.

  20. Michael Wacha feels “great” after bullpen session

    Sep 14, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

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    Marco Gonzales is starting in place of Michael Wacha on Sunday afternoon against the Rockies, with manager Mike Matheny acknowledging to the media late last week that Wacha hasn’t looked quite right since returning on September 4 from a stress reaction in his right shoulder. It’s not clear what the plan is for Wacha, but he hasn’t been shut down.

  21. Marco Gonzales to start on Sunday in place of Michael Wacha

    Sep 12, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says Michael Wacha “doesn’t look right”, so Marco Gonzales will start on Sunday against the Rockies instead.

  22. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 5, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT

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    Some late inning Yankee heroics keep them in the playoff hunt.

  23. The Cardinals send the Brewers to their ninth straight loss

    Sep 5, 2014, 12:20 AM EDT

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    The Cardinals now have a four-game lead over the Brewers in the National League Central.

  24. Michael Wacha to start Thursday for the Cardinals

    Sep 2, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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    Michael Wacha’s recovery from a shoulder injury has gone so well that the Cardinals just announced he’ll come off the disabled list to start Thursday against the Brewers.

  25. Michael Wacha to make first rehab start Sunday with the Double-A Springfield Cardinals

    Aug 27, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT

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    From Brian Stull of STL Baseball Weekly comes word that Michael Wacha has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with the Double-A Springfield Cardinals. Wacha threw a simulated game at Springfield on Wednesday afternoon and reported no issues with his shoulder.

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