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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||110.00||7.00||6.00||0.00||3.60||1.18||95.00||23.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 2.2||0||0|| 3.38||0||1||2|
|vs RHB|| 10.1||0||0|| 3.48||0||4||6|
|12/26/2014||J.D. Martinez, RF DET|
Torii Hunter, RF MIN
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
Marcell Ozuna, CF MIA
Prince Fielder, DH TEX
Jonathan Lucroy, C MIL
Hunter Pence, RF SF
Scott Kazmir, SP OAK
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAD
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
Casey Janssen, RP WAS
Dallas Keuchel, SP HOU
|Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
Greg Holland, RP KC
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
Jaime Garcia, SP STL
Joe Mauer, 1B MIN
Carlos Gonzalez, RF COL
Ken Giles, RP PHI
Starling Marte, LF PIT
Josh Harrison, 3B PIT
Brian McCann, C NYY
Jake McGee, RP TB
|12/26/2014||Jaime Garcia, SP STL||Starlin Castro, SS CHC|
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
|12/24/2014||Jaime Garcia, SP STL|
Teoscar Hernandez, CF HOU
Franklin Morales, RP KC
T.J. House, SP CLE
Ubaldo Jimenez, SP BAL
Trevor Cahill, RP ATL
Rubby De La Rosa, SP ARI
|Rafael Soriano, RP WAS|
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia earns first win of season Tuesday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(5/26/15) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits to earn his first win of the season during Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Garcia allowed two runs in the first inning when Yasmany Tomas doubled in two runs. He also surrendered a solo home run to Nick Ahmed in the second inning. He struck out five batters and did not walk a hitter during the outing.
Garcia (1-1) was making his second start of the season and he has earned a quality start in his first two starts. His next expected start is scheduled for Monday against the Brewers.
Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia goes seven strong in season debut
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/21/15) Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia had a solid season-debut in Thursday's loss to the Mets. Garcia, who had been out since the middle of last season with a shoulder injury, pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He struck out three and walked five on the afternoon.
"We have had a couple starters in this spot throw close to 100 pitches and not get us out of the third or the fourth," manager Mike Matheny said, per MLB.com. "The fact that he was able to throw seven for us, that means that he was good, and he kept us in the game. Jaime's stuff looked right. It was good to have him back."
Garcia allowed an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth, and then was touched up for a solo home run by Lucas Duda in the sixth.
"I felt fine," Garcia said. "I didn't even know how many pitches I threw. I was just trying to compete and make pitches until they took me out of the game. It was as good as it can be."
His next start will likely be Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
Cardinals activate Jaime Garcia, option Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) The Cardinals officially activated pitcher Jaime Garcia (shoulder) from the disabled list ahead of his first start of the season on Thursday against the Mets. In a corresponding move, the Cardinals optioned right-hander Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A Memphis.
Garcia registered a 7.27 ERA in 8 2/3 innings of rehab work this season while on the shelf. He posted a 4.12 ERA in 43 2/3 innings last season.
St. Louis is an underdog (+100) at Citi Field, per VegasInsider.com.
Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia to make season debut Thursday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/17/15) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will make his first start of the season on Thursday against the Mets, manager Mike Matheny announced on Sunday.
Garcia has been the beginning of the season the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury. He has made multiple rehab starts in Triple-A, posting a 7.27 ERA in 8 2/3 innings of work.
"He's been very clear that he's been feeling much stronger [than he did in Spring Training], and he has an ability to respond after he throws," general manager John Mozeliak said to MLB.com. "Getting his pitch count up was critical, but clearly, right now, we need someone to step up and take that fifth spot. He'll get that chance."
Garcia posted a 3-1 record with a 4.12 ERA in 43 2/3 innings of work in 2014.
Cardinals considering Jaime Garcia for Thursday start
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/17/15) Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday that the team hasn't decided who will start Thursday against the Mets, but he's leaning toward having Jaime Garcia make his season debut for that game, KMOX.com reports.
Garcia threw 93 pitches in six innings Friday and declared himself ready to be activated from the disabled list. He's working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery.
|2014 summary: You've heard it all before. After spending months rehabilitating his shoulder, Jaime Garcia regained his rightful spot in the starting rotation and looked as if he hadn't missed any time at all ... for a few weeks, anyway. Then, it was back to the DL with another shoulder flareup, this one requiring surgery. It was his fifth trip to the DL for a shoulder injury in the last three years and his second surgery during that time.|
Playing time status: With all the shoulder troubles, Garcia has made only 16 starts over the last two years and 36 over the last three, yet miraculously, his performance has remained steady during that time. Because he's signed through 2015, the Cardinals have given him every opportunity to bounce back, and he looks like he may be on the verge of securing a rotation spot with a strong performance this spring. Up-and-comer Carlos Martinez is also in the mix, however.
2015 outlook: This latest procedure for Garcia involved removing a rib to relieve pressure on the nerves in his shoulder area. The hope is it'll eliminate some of the more troublesome symptoms he's had over the years, such as numbness in his pitching hand. Still, you'd have to be a real optimist to take a flier on him at this point. In a best-case scenario, he's capable of Derek Holland-like numbers, but again, you've heard it all before.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/30/15||LAD||7:15 pm||Carlos Frias|
|5/31/15||LAD||2:15 pm||Brett Anderson|
|6/1/15||MIL||8:10 pm||Matt Garza|
|6/2/15||MIL||8:15 pm||Mike Fiers|
|6/3/15||MIL||1:45 pm||Jimmy Nelson|
|6/4/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Carlos Frias|
|6/5/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Brett Anderson|
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