Take it from the Cincinnati Reds: Michael Wacha's breakout postseason was no fluke.
In his first two starts for the St. Louis Cardinals, the 6-foot-6 right-hander has stared down one of the National League's top lineups. Just like last fall, he's been impervious to pressure, too.
After the Reds mustered a single run in 12 2-3 frustrating innings against the 22-year-old Wacha, Jay Bruce said it was like facing a carbon copy of Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, also lean and lanky and among the majors' best pitchers for several years.
On the rare occasions you get a pitch to your liking, Bruce said, you'd better not miss.
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