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Jaime Garcia | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jaime Garcia struggled in his final regular season tune-up on Friday, allowing two runs on six hits over four innings in a loss to the Braves.
Garcia walked a pair and struck out five on the evening. All of the damage against him came in the third inning where Daniel Castro belted a solo home run and A.J. Pierzynski delivered an RBI double. He finishes a phenomenal regular season with a 10-6 record, 2.43 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 97/30 K/BB ratio over 129 2/3 innings. He'll be counted on to play a major role for the Cardinals in the postseason with Carlos Martinez sidelined. Oct 2 - 11:11 PM

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Jaime Garcia was superb in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Brewers, tossing eight innings of one-run ball.

Garcia scattered seven hits while striking out eight in his thorough domination of the Brew Crew. Only an RBI single off the bat of Jonathan Lucroy in the sixth inning prevented him from notching the shutout. This season, the ace southpaw has put up superb numbers when healthy, including a 2.36 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 92/28 K/BB ratio across 125 2/3 innings. His final tuneup prior to the postseason will come in a road start against the Braves next Friday.
Sep 26 - 9:58 PM

Jaime Garcia pitched seven innings of one-run ball but got a no decision in Monday's win over the Reds.

The lefty allowed his only run after a leadoff walk followed by two one-out singles in the first inning, but he settled down from there. Garcia gave up five hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. When he's been on the mound, he's been outstanding, boasting a 2.45 ERA with a 1.03 WHIP and an 84/28 K/BB ratio over 117 2/3 innings. The Cardinals hope he can continue to stay healthy. Garcia is tabbed to make a home start versus the Brewers next.
Sep 21 - 10:55 PM

Jaime Garcia was tagged for six runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Reds on Thursday.

This is far and away Garcia's worst start of the year. He hadn't allowed more than four runs in any other outing (and he had given up four just once), and his only previous outing of fewer than six innings saw him give up one run in five innings. It's the first time the Cardinals had lost with him on the mound since July 28, also against the Reds (they fell 4-0 in that one).
Sep 10 - 10:48 PM

Jaime Garcia tossed seven scoreless innings Saturday in the Cardinals' 4-1 defeat of the Pirates.

Garcia was flat out dominant, striking out nine batters while scattering four hits and a walk. The left-hander boasts a 1.89 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 73/21 K/BB ratio in 100 innings (15 starts) for the Cardinals. He's been the best starting pitcher on the best starting pitching staff in the major leagues. A date with the Reds is next.
Sep 5 - 7:08 PM

Jaime Garcia earned the win in Sunday's victory of the Giants, allowing four runs on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Garcia might have improved to 7-5 with the win, but this wasn't one of his better starts. He kept the Giants in the game by allowing a pair of runs in the first and another pair in the sixth. For the afternoon, he struck out just one batter. Sunday's sketchy outing aside, the 29-year-old southpaw owns a cool 2.03 ERA and 0.93 WHIP over 14 starts. He'll tango with the Pirates in an upcoming home start.
Aug 30 - 7:15 PM

Jaime Garcia held the Diamondbacks to one run over six innings in a win Tuesday.

Garcia was sharp on a night that he didn't have to be, scattering four hits and a walk over his six innings. The left-hander struck out six before exiting. The win improved Garcia to 6-4 with a microscopic 1.77 ERA and 0.92 WHIP through 13 starts. Garcia will next face the Giants in San Francisco on Sunday.
Aug 26 - 1:34 AM

Jaime Garcia was phenomenal in Friday's 3-1 win over the Marlins, twirling 8 1/3 innings of one-run ball.

Garcia scattered six hits while striking out six and walking one. The Marlins did not record an extra-base hit against the pitcher. Simply phenomenal, as can be said for his overall body of work. Garcia will take a 1.57 ERA and 0.90 WHIP into his next start, a home showdown with the Giants.
Aug 14 - 11:43 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated Sunday that the club is likely to exercise Jaime Garcia's $11.5 million option for 2016.

Garcia's health could go at any time, of course, but it's a no-brainer at this point to pick up the option with the lefty not showing any hints of arm issues for months. The southpaw has been fantastic this season, sporting a 1.77 ERA and 0.91 WHIP across 10 starts. The Cards also hold a $12 million option on Garcia for 2017.
Aug 9 - 12:55 PM

Jaime Garcia tossed seven shutout innings Saturday in the Cardinals' 3-0 defeat of the Brewers.

Garcia was once again terrific, yielding only two hits over his seven dominant frames. He walked four but struck out five as the Cardinals notched their third straight shutout victory. St. Louis pitchers have now turned in 36 straight scoreless innings. Garcia, 29, will carry a 1.77 ERA and 0.91 WHIP into his next start at home against the Marlins. He's a good bet to keep on rolling.
Aug 8 - 10:12 PM

Jaime Garcia held the Rockies to one run in five-plus innings, but was left with a no-decision as the Cardinals pulled out a walk-off 3-2 victory against the Rockies on Sunday.

Garcia had kept the Rockies off the board in his first five innings, but allowed a leadoff single to D.J. LeMahieu in the sixth before departing. Reliever Steve Cishek struggled and allowed Garcia's runner to score in a two-run frame. Garcia gave up only two hits and struck out four, but also walked four in an inefficient, 88-pitch outing. The lefty has a 1.98 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP, and a 41/13 K/BB ratio over 59 innings in nine starts this season. He'll toe the rubber against the Brewers in a road start next.
Aug 2 - 6:14 PM

Jaime Garcia pitched well in defeat in his return to the mound Tuesday, allowing three runs over six innings in a loss to the Reds.

Garcia only yielded four hits while walking two on the night, but one of those was a three-run homer by Joey Votto in the sixth inning. He was otherwise sharp, striking out five while throwing just 80 pitches. Garcia was activated from the disabled list earlier Tuesday after missing a month with a groin strain. He owns a 2.00 ERA and 0.89 WHIP despite a 3-4 record, and Garcia will square off with the Rockies on Sunday.
Jul 28 - 10:59 PM

Cardinals activated LHP Jaime Garcia from the 15-day disabled list.

Garcia has missed over a month with a groin strain, but he'll make his return Tuesday against the Reds. The southpaw has a 1.69 ERA and 32/7 K/BB ratio in 48 innings over seven starts this season and should be relevant in mixed fantasy leagues as long as he has a rotation spot.
Jul 28 - 1:35 PM

Jaime Garcia (groin) will rejoin the Cardinals' rotation on Tuesday against the Reds.

It was expected and manager Mike Matheny confirmed the news on Sunday. Garcia has missed over a month of action with a strained groin but spun five hitless innings in his lone rehab start last week to show the Cards that he was ready. Fantasy owners can feel free to plug the southpaw back into their lineups for the upcoming week.
Jul 26 - 1:13 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Jaime Garcia (groin) could return to the rotation Tuesday against the Reds.

It would be a home start for Garcia, who has excellent career numbers at Busch Stadium. He threw the first five innings of a combined no-hitter Thursday at Low-A Peoria. It was his lone rehab start. Tim Cooney was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Saturday to open up a rotation spot.
Jul 25 - 4:33 PM

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