My read from mo was wacha will go back down to work on the curve, maybe turn it into a short slider.
— chris duncan (@chrisduncan11) June 12, 2013
John Mozeliak joined the guys in the booth at FSM in tonight’s game and talked a lot about Wacha. It was clear that he still liked Wacha’s change-up but was disappointed in his fastball command. He also made a point in saying that he really wants him to develop a quality 3rd pitch in his curve. In fact he even said that he would rather have him be developing that in AAA rather than dealing with the stress of the big leagues. Pretty telling stuff from the guy in charge.
Now I like Chris Duncan a lot but he was just venting his thoughts on Twitter. He in no way has any knowledge of what the organization is going to do when Jake Westbrook comes back to the rotation on Friday. But the hints were certainly prevalent and I agree with Duncan’s observations.
All in all if Wacha gets sent down I’m fine with that. Injuries forced the Cardinal’s hand this season but I would have preferred to have Wacha come up and stay up.
Until this weekend… Go Cards!