Manny Acta is either channeling Yogi Berra, or else he's really bad at fractions

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Indians manager Manny Acta is not pleased that his pitchers can’t get out of an inning:

“We’ve stressed finishing innings a lot to these kids,” said manager
Manny Acta. “But sometimes when they get two out, they tend to lose
focus and concentration.

When you have two out, you’re three-fourths of the way there. You need to zero in, make a pitch and get out of there.”

It’s OK, Manny. Leave the math to those nerds like Bob Geren and that pencilneck in Houston or wherever he is.  You’re still, by far, the most stylin’ manager in the majors.

Michael Wacha leaves game with a left oblique strain

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Cardinals starter Michael Wacha suffered a strained left oblique muscle during his start this afternoon against the Phillies, causing him to leave in the fourth inning.

Wacha is 8-2 with a 3.20 ERA and a 71/36 K/BB ratio in 84.1 innings across 15 starts this season with St. Louis. To the extent he has to miss some time — and obliques invariably send starters to the disabled list — potential fill-in candidates include John Gant, Daniel Poncedeleon and Dakota Hudson.