Cardinals' pitching phenom Wacha is Kid Cool

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha reacts after retiring the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game...

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha reacts after retiring the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 2 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium. (Scott Rovak/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:16 PM ET

After the bummer of losing Game 5, of putting the champagne back on ice, Michael Wacha stood at his locker looking more like 17 than 22, like a kid trying to summon the courage to ask a girl out on a first date.

With a goofy half smile on his face and trying to look determined at the same time, Wacha patiently answered questions concerning what will be his biggest task asked of him in his short Major League career.

The St. Louis Cardinals swung and missed at an opportunity to close out the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers out on the west cost when they faced Zack Greinke on a day when he didn’t have his best stuff.

Neither did the Cardinals hitters and now the spotlight shifts back to Busch Stadium, Game 6 and Wacha.

 


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