Jaime Garcia throws eight strong against Milwaukee
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia shut down the Brewers over eight innings Sunday, as he allowed one run on eight hits and a walk.
Garcia struck out just three but had a 6-0 lead following the second inning and was able to pitch to contact without much worry. His ERA sits at a sterling 2.25.
Jaime Garcia goes eight strong in win
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia earned his third win Tuesday night against the Reds. He allowed a run on seven hits over eight innings of the 2-1 victory.
The left-hander pitched four scoreless innings before giving up an RBI double to Shin-Soo Choo in the fifth. He threw 70 of his 92 pitches for strikes and lowered his ERA to 2.50. He also struck out three with no walks.
His next start is scheduled for Sunday against the Brewers. When Garcia faced Milwaukee on April 14, he worked seven scoreless innings in a no-decision.
Jaime Garcia beats Nationals
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia picked up his second win Wednesday against Washington as he allowed one run on four hits over 5.2 innings.
Garcia struck out three and walked one and was somewhat unexpectedly pulled with a pitch count at 89. Garcia didn't miss many bats -- he induced just seven swinging strikes -- but he rolled a sharp 11 ground balls against three fly balls. His ERa falls to 2.89 despite a mediocre 1.43 WHIP.
Jaime Garcia takes first loss
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia suffered his first loss of the season Friday night against the Phillies.
Garcia (1-1)allowed a season-high eight runs (four earned) on nine hits in three innings of the 8-2 loss, including a RBI triple by Ben Revere in the first inning. He also surrendered a run on a wild pitch in the third. The left-hander finished with three walks and two strikeouts.
"They put some good swings on the pitches I was making," Garcia said. "No excuse. I just didn't get the job done."
Garcia is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at Washington.
Jaime Garcia showing no ill effects after shoulder rehab
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia has performed well early, despite suffering a shoulder injury at the end of last season.
There was some concern over whether Garcia would rebound from a shoulder injury suffered last October. Initial reports suggested Garcia would have to undergo surgery, but he chose to opt for rehab during the offseason. He's performed well in three starts to open the season, which could be an indication that his shoulder woes are no longer a concern.
Garcia hasn't suffered a major velocity loss this season, which may have been expected coming off the injury. At the same time, he didn't experience any decline in velocity during his disaster start against the Nationals last October. His shoulder will be tested as he continues to rack up the innings, and he still remains a bit of a Fantasy risk. He's probably a starter in Fantasy leagues now, but owners still need to proceed with caution.
Jaime Garcia continues excellent run for Cardinals starters
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013)Jaime Garcia threw seven shutout innings with five strikeouts against seven hits and two walks for the Cardinals Sunday against Milwaukee.
Garcia has looked exceptional coming off an injury riddled 2012. He now owns a 1.86 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 19.1 innings. However, he was stuck with a no-decision Sunday after another blown save by Mitchell Boggs.
Jaime Garcia has much to prove
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/9/2013) You like that start Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia had Monday, with the 10 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings against the Reds? Feeling good about your investment, are you?
Well, stop. What Garcia did Monday was no different from what he's been doing at Busch Stadium all along. In 40 career starts there, he has a 2.52 ERA, which ranks among the lowest for any pitcher at his home stadium.
Clearly, he needs to perform better on the road to get his overall numbers up to snuff. Allowing two hits at Arizona in his season debut is a good start, but it's not enough to convince me he's poised for a breakout season.
Especially since he walked four in the game.
Jaime Garcia strikes out 10 Reds
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia was able to miss more than a few bats in his outing against the Reds Monday afternoon.
The left-hander struck out 10 over 6 2/3 innings while allowing three runs on six hits. He made it through the first three frames unscathed before giving up an RBI single to Jay Bruce in the fourth.
Garcia surrendered a solo homer to Brandon Phillips in the sixth and was charged with his final damage the following inning.
The 26-year-old left in line for the win but the bullpen was unable to hold the lead. He also walked three while throwing 96 pitches, 64 for strikes, in the no-decision.
Garcia will make his second start of Week 2 (April 8-14) on Sunday against the Brewers. In two starts against Milwaukee last season, he went 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA.
Jaime Garcia deals with wildness in first start
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia struggled a bit with his control in his season opener Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, but did a solid job pitching around trouble in a win.
Garcia ran into trouble early, walking a batter in the first inning and allowing a solo home run in the second, but that was all of the damage the Diamondbacks managed. He walked the bases loaded with two outs in the sixth inning before being pulled from the game.
He allowed just the one earned run in 5 2/3 innings, on a pair of hits and four walks. He also picked up four strikeouts. Garcia threw 97 pitches and showed little sign of the shoulder woes that limited him late last season.
Garcia is expected to make his second start of the season Monday during Week 2 (April 8-14), against the Reds. Garcia has handled the Reds well in his career, putting up a 3.33 ERA and 8-2 record in 11 career starts.
Jaime Garcia outstanding in final spring start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia made easy work of a Nationals' lineup filled with minor leaguers in his final spring start Wednesday. Garcia (2-1) allowed one run on six hits and no walks in eight innings during a 10-1 rout. He struck out eight, lowering his spring ERA to 2.48. Garcia struck out 24 batters and walked just five batters in 29 innings this spring. Garcia will make his first regular season start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
Jaime Garcia is Cardinals' No. 2 starter
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny confirmed Wednesday starting pitcher Jaime Garcia will make his first start of the regular season Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. Garcia, who is making his final spring start Wednesday against the Nationals, is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 1.28 WHIP through his first five spring starts.
Jaime Garcia bounces back strong
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia permitted two runs and four hits over six innings during St. Louis' 3-2 loss to Houston in a Grapefruit League matchup Friday. Garcia allowed a run in both the first and sixth innings as he rebounded from his worst outing of the spring last Saturday against Detroit. He finished with five strikeouts and walked a batter while keeping his ERA at 3.00 after five exhibition starts.
Jaime Garcia staying under control
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia surrendered three runs and six hits over five innings of a 3-0 loss to Detroit in a Grapefruit League game Saturday. Garcia, who threw five scoreless innings against the Mets in his previous outing, gave up the runs in his final two innings.
More importantly, he struck out four and walked none during his 81-pitch outing (52 strikes). He has allowed five runs in four starts this spring for a 3.00 ERA.
Garcia shows quick rebound
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/10/2013) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia fired five scoreless innings during his longest outing in Grapefruit League play Sunday against the Mets. Garcia surrendered only four hits -- all singles -- and issued two walks as he sliced his spring ERA to 1.80 after three starts. "I thought he threw the ball very well," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. "You could tell the ball was running all over the place. He had a real smooth, fluid action to him. I was happy to see the way the ball was coming out of his hand." He only fanned one batter, the first time this spring he failed to record multiple strikeouts, and is now sporting a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 7-to-4 over 10 innings. Garcia was tagged for two runs and five hits over three innings during his previous appearance for St. Louis.
Garcia gives up some runs
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/3/2013) Cardinals rotation mainstay Jaime Garcia got through three innings on Sunday in Grapefruit League play against the Nationals. Garcia didn't give up any extra-base hits, but allowed two earned runs on five hits and a walk over his three frames. Garcia struck out four batters and his ERA on the spring is now at 3.60. He pitched two shutout innings in his spring debut.
Garcia escapes a few jams
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/26/2013) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia fired two scoreless innings during his spring debut Tuesday against the Red Sox. Garcia didn't have a flawless two frames, as he allowed four runners to reach base. Garcia allowed three hits, including a double to Jose Iglesias, and one walk. He escaped jams in both innings, with the help of two strikeouts.
Garcia reaches comfort level
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/16/2013) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia completed a stress-free live batting practice session Saturday as he continues to build strength in his left shoulder, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Garcia, who was limited to only 20 starts because of shoulder woes last season, reported no problems after the 45-pitch session. "Everything felt good for the first time," he said. "I dont know what the velocity was, but it feels good. It feels like its coming out good and everything is where it needs to be. I feel like Im where I want to be every year. This is where I wanted to be when I started my work this offseason. I think Im right on schedule."
Garcia where he 'needs to be'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/12/2013) The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Cardinals pitching coach Derek Lilliquist was more than impressed watching starting pitcher Jaime Garcia throw Tuesday. He looked great, Lilliquist said Garcia, who was hampered by a shoulder injury last season. His arm strength is there. The secondary pitches. . . we know he has. Based on what I saw last week and now, everything looks very good. Lilliquist has no doubts Garcia is going to be a steady force in the team's rotation. I fully expect him to be a competitor this year and go out there every fifth day and give us what hes got, said Lilliquist. Hes doing exactly what he needs to do. Theres a lot of confidence hes exuding, basically. Hes saying, Im good. Here we go. Lets do it.
Garcia 'looks healthy'
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (2/7/2013) The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday that Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia made his first appearances at the team's complex at Roger Dean Stadium this spring. He did some flat-ground work in the outfield and told reporters that he has thrown off a mound five times already in the past few weeks. In fact, Thursday was the first time Cardinals pitching coach Derek Lilliquist has seen him throw since being diagnosed with a rotator cuff strain and inflammation in his left shoulder during the postseason. "Just based on seeing him throw one time he looks healthy, he's in good shape," Lilliquist said. "In talking to him, mentally he's in a good spot. He's excited about the year moving forward and looks to make every start every fifth day."
GM 'bullish' on Garcia
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/4/2013) During a chat on ESPN.com, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak sounded upbeat about starting pitcher Jaime Garcia, who was hampered by a shoulder injury last year. "I'm bullish on where he is, but there are certainly medical questions coming in," Mozeliak said. "He didn't finish the season healthy. He did rehab instead of surgery. We're hopeful that he will be the Jaime of a couple of years ago. If he is, we'll have a strong rotation."
Garcia to be ready for spring
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (1/19/2013) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Saturday that he expects to be ready for spring training. Garcia was shut down on two occasions last season due to shoulder injuries. He avoided surgery and has undergone a routine offseason. "I'm feeling good, getting ready for spring," Garcia said. "All I'm doing is working as hard as I can. Believe me, I'm doing everything I can possibly do every single day to be ready to go."