Garcia is expected to transition to the bullpen, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Though there hasn't been anything official announced from the club at this point, it seems as though Garcia will move to a relief role following a pair of rough outings. In his place, Elieser Hernandez will enter the rotation and get a start Wednesday against the Dodgers. Over eight appearances this year -- including six starts -- Garcia has posted a 3.14 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with a 30:17 K:BB across 43 innings.
Garcia didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's loss to the Braves, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks over six innings while striking out four.
Three of the seven hits off the left-hander were homers, including two by Freddie Freeman, but he avoided the loss thanks to a fifth-inning rally that briefly gave Miami a 5-4 lead. Garcia's 3.14 ERA on the season isn't supported by his mediocre 30:17 K:BB through 43 innings, and his 1.7 HR/9 makes him a volatile fantasy option heading into a rematch with the Braves in Atlanta on Friday.
Garcia (1-1) allowed seven runs on six hits and two walks across four innings while taking the loss Monday against the Cubs. He struck out three.
Garcia was touched for some detrimental long balls in this one, including two-run home runs in the first and fourth inning, with ta three-run blast sandwiched in between. While it was a difficult matchup, this poor outing came out of nowhere for Garcia, who'd allowed just four earned runs through 33 innings heading into play. He'll face a tough matchup as he tries to bounce back Saturday against the Braves.
Garcia tossed six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision Tuesday against the Phillies, allowing five hits and one walk with three strikeouts.
Garcia scattered baserunners throughout the evening, allowing his only run on a pair of hits in the fifth inning. He was extremely efficient during this quality start, averaging just 13.3 pitches per inning before he was lifted following the sixth. Garcia has been a revelation this season and has now allowed one or fewer runs in all but one of his six outings for a 1.09 ERA. He's posted a pedestrian 6.3 K/9, but he still makes for a worthy fantasy addition for those in need of ratio help.
Garcia will start Tuesday against the Phillies, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
Garcia could have thrown on regular rest Saturday, but he'll end up with three extra days due to the returns of Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) and Dan Straily (forearm) and the team not wanting to skip Caleb Smith. The southpaw has a stellar 1.00 ERA through 27 innings of work so far this season, but his 4.58 xFIP suggests that major regression is due to come. His 20 percent strikeout rate is below-average while his 12 percent walk rate is quite poor. His early success is primarily attributable to an extremely low .121 BABIP and an absurdly high 99 percent left on base rate.
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