Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cardinals Notebook: Wacha, Siegrist, Duke

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cardinals Notebook: Wacha, Siegrist, Duke

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WACHA ON EXTRA REST

Michael Wacha, who will be pitching on 11 days' rest for the second time this year, will seek his fourth straight triumph Tuesday night. In his last three starts, Wacha has given up three earned runs in 17 2/3 innings.

In 15 career starts in which he has had six or more days' rest, he is 5-2 with a 3.40 earned run average.

Wacha said he didn't mind a second long rest.

"He understands," said Matheny. "We made it clear early in the year that that's what we're going to have to do to maintain that health to take advantage of rest whenever we can."

Said Wacha, "I've definitely felt good the last three starts before the break."

With 70 games remaining, Wacha should get at least 14 more starts, which would give him 30 for the season. …

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