Garcia allowed a hit in a scoreless inning to earn a hold in Saturday's 2-0 win over Atlanta. Garcia hit a rough patch recently, allowing four runs (two earned) in his last four innings, but he was able to get back on track Saturday in a close game. The southpaw has been an effective and versatile reliever with a 2.40 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 65:18 K:BB across 63.2 innings this season. He's added a 6-3 record, one save and eight holds, although his ability to work multiple innings has mostly kept him out of the closer conversation.
Garcia (6-3) won Friday's 3-2 triumph over the Dodgers, allowing one hit with two strikeouts in one inning. After allowing the leadoff batter to reach, Garcia was able to navigate a no-out runners-on-the-corners situation to keep Los Angeles off the board. He became the winner when San Francisco walked it off in the bottom of the inning and now has four wins dating back to the start of August. In that stretch, Garcia has permitted just three runs in 17.1 innings for dazzling 1.58 ERA.
Garcia tossed 3.2 scoreless innings in relief in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Brewers. He struck out four and gave up one hit in the 40-pitch appearance. After Alex Wood (illness) and Johnny Cueto (illness) were placed on the COVID-19 injured list prior to Monday's series opener, the Giants opted for an impromptu bullpen game. Although manager Gabe Kapler didn't name a primary pitcher for the contest, Garcia ended up covering the bulk of the innings and excelled in what was his longest outing of the season. While Wood is confirmed to have tested positive for the virus and will be sidelined for at least 10 days, Cueto hasn't tested positive and appears to have been placed on the list as a precaution while he recovers from cold- and flu-like symptoms. Kapler noted that Cueto could be ready to start as soon as Tuesday, so Garcia doesn't look on track to receive any more extended outings out of the bullpen in the foreseeable future.
Garcia (5-3) allowed two hits and struck out two over 1.2 scoreless innings to earn the win Thursday over the Mets. Starter Alex Wood allowed a game-tying two-run home run to Pete Alonso in the sixth inning, prompting manager Gabe Kapler to bring in Garcia. The southpaw delivered solid work over five outs, and San Francisco took the lead in the eighth to put him in line for his career-high fifth win of the year. Garcia has a strong 2.66 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 54:13 K:BB with a save and eight holds in 50.2 innings this year.
Garcia allowed one hit and struck out one in 2.1 innings during Saturday's 6-5 win over Oakland. Through 11 innings in August, Garcia has given up five runs (three earned) on eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts. The left-hander has pitched well in a versatile role this year with a 2.76 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 52:13 K:BB across 49 innings. He's added a 4-3 record, one save and eight holds, although his ability to cover multiple innings has often kept him out of a truly high-leverage role.
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