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Jaime Garcia | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 22 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Jaime Garcia was touched up for six runs on seven hits over four innings Tuesday, taking the loss against the Mets.
Garcia was in a three-run hole by the fourth batter of the game, but his offense was able to back him up with three runs of their own in the bottom half of the frame. Undaunted by his team's show of solidarity, Garcia proceeded to surrender two more runs in the second inning and a run in the fourth for good measure. Two of those seven hits left the yard, a troubling trend for the southpaw who has now given up six homers in his last three starts. Amazingly, he'd been on a three-game winning streak prior to Tuesday, dropping to 10-9 with a 4.37 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with the loss. An interleague date with the Athletics is on tap for Sunday. Aug 24 - 12:45 AM

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Jaime Garcia allowed five runs, including three home runs, over five innings Tuesday but got the win against the Astros.

In case you haven't heard, the win is a meaningless stat, with Garcia's "victory" serving as Exhibit T. The southpaw gave up seven hits, including the three home runs, and walked three on the evening, but eight runs of support were enough to get Garcia his 10th win of the season. It was also his third consecutive win, improving him to 10-8, and Garcia has a 4.11 ERA and 1.32 WHIP through 24 starts. He'll try to run his winning streak to four in a row Tuesday against the Mets.
Aug 17 - 1:11 AM

Jaime Garcia fired eight innings of shutout baseball while fanning 11 batters as the Cardinals beat the Braves 1-0 on Friday.

He also drove in the only run of the game with an RBI single in the second inning. That hit was one of only two the Cardinals got all night but they still won. Garcia allowed three hits and one walk in the masterpiece. He improves to 8-8 with a 4.04 ERA.
Aug 6 - 12:25 AM

Jaime Garcia was knocked around by the Marlins for six runs over 3 1/3 innings in a start on short rest Saturday.

The Cardinals needed a pitcher for Saturday's game after a doubleheader earlier in the week threw off their schedule, and Cards manager Mike Matheny opted for Garcia on three days' rest instead of an alternative like Tyler Lyons. Garcia didn't respond well, as the Marlins got to him for four runs in the first inning before chasing him in the fourth. The loss dropped him to 7-8 with a 4.30 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the year. Back on normal rest, Garcia will take the hill Friday against the Braves.
Jul 30 - 11:39 PM

Jaime Garcia will start on short rest Saturday against the Marlins.

He'll be pitching on four days rest instead of his usual five following Tuesday's doubleheader. Manager Mike Matheny considered having Tyler Lyons make a spot start but went with Garcia instead. Jerome Williams will be available in long relief if Matheny has Garcia on a short leash.
Jul 28 - 5:52 PM

Jaime Garcia surrendered three runs -- two earned -- over five innings Tuesday as the Cardinals dropped the second game of a doubleheader against the Mets.

Garcia didn't walk a batter and only gave up five hits, but three of those hits were doubles and the Mets were able to take advantage of some shaky defense on the part of the Cardinals. Garcia now stands 7-7 with a 3.97 ERA in 118 innings (20 starts) this season. He'll get the Marlins on the road next in the finale of a four-game set.
Jul 26 - 10:43 PM

Jaime Garcia earned his seventh victory of the season on Wednesday, limiting the Padres to one run on six hits over his 5 2/3 innings of work.

The left-hander walked two and struck out four on the night. He held the Padres scoreless through the first five frames until surrendering a solo home run to Matt Kemp in the sixth. While he has remained healthy this season, he hasn't been quite as good as we have become accustomed to, registering a 3.98 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 93/40 K/BB ratio across 113 innings. He'll take on the Mets his next time out on Tuesday in New York.
Jul 20 - 11:28 PM

Jaime Garcia gave up four runs in 6 1/3 innings but escaped with a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

He allowed eight hits and two walks while striking out two. The leaky outing leaves him at 6-6 with a 4.11 ERA and 1.36 WHIP after 18 starts. He will line up against the Padres at home on Wednesday.
Jul 16 - 12:52 AM

Jaime Garcia spun eight innings of one-run ball in Friday’s win over the Brewers.

It was quite a night for Garcia. His only mistake was a solo homer by Chris Carter in the second inning. Garcia walked four, but gave up just four hits and struck out six batters. He induced 15 swinging strikes and 16 ground balls in the victory. He also drove in a run with a single. This was his longest outing since his one-hit shutout against this same Brewers team on April 14. Garcia will bring a 3.84 ERA into a start against the Pirates next week at home.
Jul 1 - 11:17 PM

Jaime Garcia struggled in a no-decision against the Mariners on Sunday, surrendering five runs on 10 hits over his 5 2/3 innings.

The veteran southpaw walked two and struck out six in the ballgame. He allowed single runs in each of the first three innings, including a solo homer by Nelson Cruz. Garcia departed with two-men on in the sixth, each of whom rode home on a home run by Franklin Gutierrez. Garcia will look to get back on track and improve upon his 4.09 ERA and 1.38 WHIP when he does battle against the Brewers on Friday.
Jun 26 - 7:44 PM

Jaime Garcia pitched 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball in a victory over the Cubs on Monday.

Garcia struck out six and walked two in winning for the first time in four starts this month. Garcia's numbers have suffered some with the Cardinals sporting a weaker defense this year, but he's still an every-week start in mixed leagues while he's healthy.
Jun 20 - 11:31 PM

Jaime Garcia allowed four runs -- three earned -- on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

Garcia didn't have his best stuff, but he battled to earn a quality start despite taking the loss. The southpaw struck out just two without walking a batter in the outing. Garcia remains winless in the month of June and 1-4 in his last six starts, leaving his overall record at 4-6. He'll carry a 3.93 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into Monday's start at the Cubs.
Jun 14 - 10:39 PM

Jaime Garcia allowed five runs on 13 hits over 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Reds.

It was easy to tell in the first inning that Garcia didn't have it, but the Cardinals had jumped out to a big early lead and then kept pouring on runs against the battered Cincinnati pitching staff, so manager Mike Matheny just stuck with his lefty starter. Garcia only walked one, but the Reds rattled off five extra-base hits against him, including two home runs. Garcia will try to get right before his next scheduled start Tuesday at home against the Astros.
Jun 8 - 10:37 PM

Jaime Garcia allowed two earned runs over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Brewers.

Both of those runs scored in a rough first inning for Garcia. He was able to settle in from there, but the Cardinals couldn't manage anything of substance against Brewers starter Zach Davies and fell 3-1 at Miller Park. Garcia gave up five hits and three walks while striking out three. He gets the Reds in Cincinnati next.
Jun 1 - 4:08 PM

Jaime Garcia yielded two runs over seven innings in Friday’s victory over the Nationals.

It was an encouraging showing after back-to-back shaky outings. Garcia allowed seven hits (including a solo homer by Danny Espinosa) and walked just one batter while notching four strikeouts. He evened up his record at 4-4 with the victory and holds a 3.47 ERA and 55/21 K/BB ratio in 59 2/3 innings over 10 starts. The southpaw will try to keep it going next week against the Brewers.
May 27 - 9:58 PM

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