Garcia (1-3) earned the win Saturday against the Rangers by allowing one run on five hits and two walks while fanning five across five innings. Garcia has yet to pitch six complete innings this season, but he has allowed just one run in three of his last five appearances. He owns a 4.20 ERA across 15 innings in three starts this month. His next start is scheduled for next week against the Athletics on the road.
Garcia allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven over 5.1 innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Monday. The Astros' batters squandered opportunities early on, but they built a 5-1 lead entering the sixth inning before the wheels came off. Garcia was cruising until he gave up back-to-back home runs, both off cutters that didn't cut, to Jared Walsh and Justin Upton -- leaving him two outs shy of what would have been his first quality start. Brandon Bielak relieved Garcia and did not pitch well, eliminating the possibility of a win for the young starter. He's been the rotation fill-in for Jake Odorizzi (forearm), who is scheduled to throw to hitters Wednesday and could miss another two or three starts. Garcia is next scheduled to throw Saturday at home against Texas.
Garcia gave up three runs on two hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in 4.2 innings in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Yankees. He did not factor in the decision. Garcia was fairly effective at limiting baserunners, but Giancarlo Stanton took him deep for a two-run home run in the third inning and then followed up with an RBI double in the fifth. The 24-year-old Garcia still showed some promise, notching at least six strikeouts for the fourth time this season. He has a 3.28 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 28:9 K:BB in 24.2 innings overall. Jake Odorizzi (forearm) is headed on a rehab assignment, so Garcia tentatively lines up for one more turn in the rotation next week versus the Angels.
Garcia is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Garcia stepped back in the rotation last week to replace Jake Odorizzi (forearm) and acquitted himself well in a loss to the Mariners, giving up a run over five innings while striking out six. With Odorizzi still sidelined with the injury, Garcia will be awarded another start, but the matchup is much less cushy this time around. Not only will be tasked with making his first appearance at Yankee Stadium, but he'll also have to slow down a surging New York offense that's beginning to hit its stride after a miserable start to the season. The Yankees have won six of their last seven contests while averaging 5.7 runs per game over that stretch.
Garcia (0-3) was stuck with the loss Thursday despite allowing just one run on three hits over five innings against the Mariners. He struck out six and did not issue a walk. Other than the solo shot he allowed to Taylor Trammell in the third inning, Garcia was dominant, inducing 14 swinging strikes on just 73 pitches. The 0-3 record does not accurately reflect Garcia's performance so far this season; he now has a 2.70 ERA and 20:7 K:BB in 20 innings. Jake Odorizzi (forearm) is expected to miss an additional start or two, so Garcia figures to get another chance to make his case for a more permanent rotation spot.
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