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Rookie pitcher Michael Wacha hopes to give grounded Cardinals a lift

Rookie pitcher Michael Wacha, who is 4-0 in the postseason, will be on the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-10-29/rookie-pitcher-michael-w
Cardinals hope rookie pitcher Michael Wach will deliver again

ST. LOUIS - For four consecutive starts, Michael Wacha has been all but untouchable. The St. Louis Cardinals need one more just like that from the rookie to get to the World Series for the second time in three years.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-10-17/cardinals-hope-rookie-pi
Los Angeles Dodgers will take on St. Louis

...rest Monday for the first time in his career, was set to go in Game 2.The team hopes the layoff will benefit rookie pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, who struggled in Game 3 against Atlanta, giving up four runs and six hits over three innings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-10-09/los-angeles-dodgers-wait-over-the
Braves, Dodgers turn to rookies in Game 3

...about to find out if their $36 million investment in Hyun-Jin Ryu pays off in the postseason.The 26-year-old rookie pitcher from South Korea will start tonight in the Dodgers' first home playoff game since 2009. Los Angeles is looking to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-10-05/braves-dodgers-turn-rook
Washington rallies off Craig Kimbrel, sweep day-night doubleheader from Atlanta

WASHINGTON - Nationals rookie pitcher Tanner Roark wanted to keep going.He had thrown 101 pitches ? 23 more than he'd ever thrown in a single game ? but still...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-09-17/washington-rallies-craig
Cardinals come in hot to NLCS; Dodgers are rested

...those two right on top."St. Louis led the National League with 97 wins, including a major league-high 33 by rookie pitchers. The Cardinals' payroll is at about $119 million outlay, a large chunk going to players like Chris Carpenter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-10-10/cardinals-come-hot-nlcs-
Dodgers pummel Braves in Game 3 of NLDS

...the ninth.Atlanta starter Julio Teheran and Ryu both made inauspicious postseason debuts in the first matchup of rookie pitchers in the playoffs since 2007. Neither stayed around long.In addition to being shaky on the mound, Ryu made two major...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-10-07/dodgers-pummel-braves-ga
MLB Notes

...traded to Texas from the Chicago Cubs, giving the Rangers a pitcher they have long coveted.Texas sent the Cubs rookie pitcher Justin Grimm, top prospect third baseman Mike Olt and Class-A pitcher C.J. Edwards. Garza, a 29-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-07-22/mlb-notes
Braves waste gem

...The Houston Astros were just glad to see Tommy Hanson out of the game. One inning after the Atlanta Braves' rookie pitcher left, Miguel Tejada hit a two-run single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to give the Astros a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/10/bra_547711.shtml
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Hunter has new home in Anaheim

...starter John Lackey has had an up-and-down season since returning in mid-May. Mix in the tragic death of rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart, and the Angels have already shown resiliency in a difficult season. Hunter, whose ebullient smile...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/28/bas_529132.shtml
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