Jaime Garcia
SP STL
3 days 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
4 days 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.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
1 week ago

Garcia (6-6) allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out two over 6.1 innings, but received no decision Friday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia entered the sixth inning with a 4-1 lead, but gave up three runs in the frame to keep him from having a chance to earn the victory. He's now given up at least four runs in three of his last four starts to raise his ERA to 4.11. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Padres.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
4 weeks ago

Garcia allowed five runs on 10 hits and two walks in 5.2 innings in Sunday's start versus the Mariners. He struck out six and did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander only allowed three runs during his time on the mound, but the bullpen allowed two runners to score that were charged to his ledger. Garcia has been a mixed bag of late, as he has allowed exactly five runs in three of his last seven starts, but he has a 3.24 ERA in his other four outings during that span. He will have the opportunity to rebound Friday versus the Brewers.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
1 month ago

Garcia (5-6) gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 6.2 innings in a win Monday over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia struck out more than four batters in a start for the first time since he struck out eight against the Angels on May 11. In the six starts following that effort, Garcia posted a 5.93 ERA and allowed a .369/.418/.515 opposing batting line. It's encouraging to see him shut down a lineup like the Cubs and pick up some strikeouts, but he only induced five swinging strikes in 100 pitches. He'll have to show he can keep racking up the strikeouts before we can be confident he has righted the ship.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
1 month ago

Garcia (4-6) allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits with two strikeouts over 6.1 innings in a loss Tuesday to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia has given up 21 hits over his past two starts with just seven swinging strikes in those 11 innings. This kind of volatility is to be expected from Garcia, who pitches to contact and relies on ground ball outs. Tuesday's effort marks just his second quality start in his past five, a span in which his ERA has jumped from 2.86 to 3.93. However, his 3.55 FIP and 58.1 percent groundball rate suggest he can turn this around, and his 7.5 K/9 is better than many groundball specialists can muster.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
1 month ago

Garcia (4-5) was awful over 4.2 innings Wednesday against the Reds, allowing five runs on a season-worst 13 hits while walking one and striking out three. Lucky for him, the Cardinals exploded for 12 runs and Garcia did not factor in the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia's woes away from home continued against the Reds lackluster offense. The left-hander has made the same amount of starts and tossed the same amount of innings at home and away this season. In his six starts on the road, opposing hitters are batting .296 with four home runs. At home, they've been limited to a .205 average and one home run. Garcia has put together just one quality start over his last five outings.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
2 months ago

Garcia (4-5) allowed two runs on five hits over five innings in a loss against the Brewers on Wednesday. He also struck out three and walked three.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander got off on the wrong foot, as he allowed two runs before recording an out in the first inning. He settled down to record three 1-2-3 frames and strand the bases loaded in the third, but manager Mike Matheny took him out before the sixth after just 82 pitches. Garcia now has a 3.48 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 58 strikeouts in 64.2 innings this season. His next start will be Wednesday against the Reds.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
2 months ago

Garcia allowed two runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out four over seven innings of a 6-2 win against Washington on Friday night.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia (4-4) was coming off an outing where he struggled mightily (five runs allowed in 2.1 innings), but he was in stride here, tossing just 92 pitches (60 for strikes) while completing seven innings. He'll try to keep it moving in the right direction when he takes on the Brewers in Milwaukee next time out.

Jaime Garcia
SP STL
2 months ago

Garcia (3-4) allowed five runs on 10 hits and one walk over 2.1 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia struggled mightily to get hitters out and threw 55 pitches in just over two innings of work, leading to the Cardinals being blown out. Coming into this contest, he had his best stretch of the season, as he'd allowed three runs in 19 innings of work over three starts. After this rough outing, his ERA grew to 3.59. He'll make his next start Friday at the Nationals.