Garcia (7-6) held the Padres to a single run over 5.2 innings in Wednesday's win. He struck out four while allowing six hits and two walks. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.