St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals skip Michael Wacha from start to limit innings

2 Comments

One nice thing about having an MLB-best 86-46 record on September 2 is that you can look ahead to the playoffs (and beyond) without worrying much about the final month of the regular season.

St. Louis is taking advantage of that by skipping right-hander Michael Wacha from his scheduled start tonight as a way to limit his innings total.

Wacha has pitched brilliantly this season, going 15-4 with a 2.69 ERA in 157 innings, but he was hurt for much of last season and limiting the 23-year-old’s workload makes all kinds of sense.

Left-hander Tyler Lyons will start in Wacha’s place against the Nationals and every indication is that Wacha will take his normal turn in the rotation next week.