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Wacha happy with outing despite giving up first runs on spring

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL -- Michael Wacha's been so good this spring training it's noteworthy when he merely gives up a run. Or three for that matter.

The former top pick out of Texas A&M and 2013 postseason sensation had been nearly unhittable for five innings before today's 5-4 loss to the Mets in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He goes four-and-two-thirds innings and gives up those three runs on six hits. Wacha struck out three with no walks.

As for that scoreless streak getting snapped?

"It doesn't really matter to me," Wacha said. "Obviously you don't want to give up runs because that's our job not to give up any. I have to do a better job with runners in scoring position and just continue to get better.

"I felt really good. I was really happy with the way the ball was coming out of my hand and the command on my pitches. I was able to throw pitches where I wanted to. I was pretty happy," Wacha said.

The Texas native was happiest that no questions where asked about his right shoulder, which forced him to miss seven weeks last year due to a stress reaction. Wacha insists he's completely healthy and should be looked at as any normal pitcher, not an injured one.

There have been no setbacks for him thus far in spring as far as we're aware of.

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