Jaime Garcia
SP STL
2 days ago

Garcia (10-10) allowed five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out six over seven innings to take the loss Sunday against the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia has now been pounded for at least five runs in each of his last three starts to raise his ERA from 3.93 to 4.46. His ERA is at his highest point since his rookie year in 2008, though he still needs just three wins to match his career-high. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Reds.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
6 days ago

Garcia (10-9) allowed six runs on seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts over just four innings in a loss Tuesday to the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia has now allowed five home runs over his past two starts and has watched his ERA jump from 4.04 to 4.37 in the process. He still had hitters whiffing, as he induced 12 swinging strikes in just 64 pitches, but his mistakes were regularly punished. Garcia had just a 0.8 HR/9 in his first 22 starts of the season, though, so there's good reason to believe he can turn this around.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
2 weeks ago

Garcia (10-8) allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts over five innings in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia was shaky, as he walked more than two batters in a game for the first time since July 6, and he also threw a wild pitch and hit a batter. He had allowed just two runs over 16 innings in his previous two starts, but those came against cellar-dwelling Cincinnati and Atlanta. Garcia hasn't been able to bring that kind of stuff against every team this year, and as a result his ERA sits at just 4.11.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
3 weeks ago

Garcia (9-8) went eight innings Wednesday, allowing just two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four and earning the win against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia followed up an eight-inning shutout performance last time out with another solid eight innings, lowering his ERA to 3.93 in the process. Garcia kept his pitch count very low and went out to start the ninth inning, but allowed a double and a single before recording an out and was removed with the potential winning run at the plate having thrown just 85 pitches. Closer Seung Hwan Oh allowed one runner to score on a double play, but struck out the final batter to seal the 3-2 win for Garcia.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
3 weeks ago

Garcia (8-8) limited the Braves to three hits and a walk over eight shutout frames while striking out 11 batters en route to picking up the win in Friday's 1-0 victory.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia had been throttled to the tune of a 6.04 ERA and 1.50 WHIP across his preceding five outings, but the matchup with the MLB's worst team proved to be the perfect elixir to what ailed him. The strikeout total was his second-highest of the season, and marked the first time since May 11 against the Angels that he had even exceeded 6 Ks in an outing. As such, Friday's performance can justifiably be viewed as an outlier, though he should make for a safe play in his next scheduled start Aug. 10, when he'll face off against the NL Central cellar-dwelling Reds.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
1 month ago

Garcia (7-8) gave up six earned runs on seven hits and a walk over 3.1 innings in Saturday's 11-0 loss to the Marlins. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty was pitching on only three days rest after firing a modest 77 pitches in his last start and judging by the outcome, it appears to have had a negative effect. Garcia got off on the wrong foot in the first, giving up a Christian Yelich RBI double, Giancarlo Stanton RBI single and a two-run homer by Marcell Ozuna. It was the most earned runs he'd given up in a start all season and marked his second-shortest stint of the campaign as well. Garcia will try to put the nightmarish outing behind him when he takes on the Braves next Friday.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
1 month ago

Garcia will start Saturday's game against the Marlins on three days' rest, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

EDGE Analysis

He threw just 77 pitches in his last start, and said he'll be ready to go Saturday on short rest. This seems like an odd decision, given Garcia's past shoulder injuries, but he maintained that his shoulder feels fine. The Cardinals were either going to have to go with a bullpen game or call up top prospect Alex Reyes for a spot start due to Monday's postponement and Tuesday's subsequent doubleheader, and apparently they felt the best move was to give Garcia the ball on short rest.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
1 month ago

Garcia (7-7) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits with four strikeouts over five innings in a loss Tuesday to the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Unfortunately for Garcia, three of those five hits went for extra bases, including Asdrubal Cabrera's RBI double in the third inning. Garcia needed only 77 pitches to get through five innings, 47 of which went for strikes, but the Cardinals decided to pinch hit for him to lead off the top of the sixth inning. He hasn't recorded a quality start since he went eight innings and allowed just one run July 1 against Milwaukee.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
1 month ago

Garcia (7-6) held the Padres to a single run over 5.2 innings in the second half of Wednesday's doubleheader. He struck out four while allowing six hits and two walks in a winning effort.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty had surrendered four runs in consecutive outings sandwiching the All-Star break and had actually been touched up for four-plus runs in five of his prior seven games, so it's nice to see him take advantage of a soft matchup. Despite those struggles, he's avoided taking any losses since June 14, when the Astros beat him. Garcia's results this year have been right in line with his peripherals, so if you're rolling him out (or considering rolling him out) in fantasy, know that his current high-threes ERA is about what you can expect moving forward.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
1 month ago

Garcia will start Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Padres after Tuesday's game was postponed, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was originally scheduled to pitch Wednesday, and that won't change, it will just be the team's second game of the day. Garcia will oppose Padres starter Paul Clemens in what appears to be a favorable matchup on paper.