Michael Wacha (9-3) gave up five runs as the Cardinals couldn’t complete the sweep losing 9-2 Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia.
What’s wrong with Wacha? He’s given up 16 runs in his last five starts dating back to May 30th. Prior to that, he had allowed just 12 earned runs in his first nine starts. His ERA is 4.69 since that May 30th, 5-1 loss to the Dodgers.
Adam Morgan won his major league debut, allowing just one run on six hits in 5.2 innings, while striking out six and walking two. The lone run scored against the 25-year old lefty was Jhonny Peralta’s 11th homer of the season in the fourth inning.
To call this win a shocker for Morgan is an understatement. He was 0-6 in 13 starts at Triple-A this season, and has just a 13-28 record in the minors.
The Cardinals other run came on Jason Heyward’s homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth.
No need to fear the Cardinals offense, after today’s game comes against a guy they had little or no information on. He was a late call-up for Jerome Williams who was scratched and it comes after the Cardinals scored 22 runs in the first two wins of this series.