Starting in his place at Busch Stadium on Saturday evening will be Michael Wacha in what may be a one-time only appearance this time around.
In his initial major league stint from May 30 to June 14, the 22-year-old made three starts, going 1-0 with a 4.58 ERA. Wacha bookended two quality outings around one clunker. Though he allowed two home runs, the right-hander fanned 14 and walked four in 17 2/3 frames.
Back in the Triple-A rotation, Wacha has continued to work on keeping the ball down and refining his offerings. Receiving extra rest and with his workload being monitored, Wacha allowed 13 runs in 32 1/3 innings for a 3.62 ERA since his return. He fanned an impressive 39 against just four walks.
In the following exclusive interview, conducted earlier this week, Wacha discusses his last 14 months – from leaving the Texas A&M campus to joining the major leagues – a second time.
Recent Memphis interviews
Other Memphis interviews ahead include manager Pop Warner, outfielder Mike O'Neill and second baseman Kolten Wong. Also, check out current and upcoming interviews from Peoria, Springfield and St. Louis.
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