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July 27, 2021 09:44 AM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Wastes lead in no-decision
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Garcia allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out nine over 4.2 innings in a no-decision against the Mariners.

The Astros bequeathed six runs for Garcia before he threw his first pitch, and they had a 7-0 lead entering the bottom of the fourth inning when the wheels started to come off. Garcia needed only 38 pitches to get through the first three innings, but he had to expend another 49 to procure the next five outs before being pulled. He also had a throwing error that extended the fourth inning, when Seattle struck for three runs. On balance, the outing was an outlier for the rookie right-hander, who has a 3.19 ERA and 1.08 WHIP over 96 innings. If the rotation holds through Thursday's off day, Garcia lines up to pitch Sunday on the road against the Giants.

July 22, 2021 09:04 PM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Blanks Cleveland
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Garcia (7-5) allowed three hits and struck out eight over six scoreless innings to earn the win over Cleveland on Tuesday.

Garcia was brilliant in earning his seventh win over the last 11 starts. Cleveland threatened in his final inning by putting the leadoff runner on, but Garcia wiped out the next three batters and ended his night after 79 pitches (58 strikes). He lines up to pitch next Monday on the road in Seattle.

July 8, 2021 10:00 PM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Strikes out seven
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Garcia allowed one earned run on two hits and two walks while striking out seven across five innings Wednesday against the Athletics. He did not factor into the decision.

Garcia was taken yard by Matt Olson in the first inning, though he was nearly perfect after that. The only other hit he surrendered came in his final frame, a double off the bat of Chad Pinder. Aside from that damage, Garcia racked up 17 swinging strikes on 88 total pitches. The only thing missing from the effort was a win, though the right-hander exited the game with a 3-1 lead that was quickly blown by the bullpen. For the season, Garcia has a 3.06 ERA with 97 strikeouts across 85.1 frames.

July 1, 2021 02:28 PM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Jumped on early in loss
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Garcia (6-5) allowed four runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five over four innings as he was tagged with the loss Wednesday against the Orioles.

Garcia struggled off the bat as he walked three guys and allowed two hits in the first frame, which amounted to all four runs he surrendered. The 24-year-old was able to settle in thereafter, allowing just a base hit over the following three innings. The four earned runs were the most he's let up all year, and Wednesday was the first time he's walked more than two batters since April 20. Garcia has still been impressive for a majority of the season with a 3.14 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 90:27 K:BB over 80.1 innings. He lines up for a meeting against the Athletics at the beginning of next week.

June 24, 2021 11:24 PM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Solid in win
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Garcia (6-4) earned the win Thursday after holding the Tigers to two runs on seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out five across seven innings.

Doubles proved to be the enemy this time, allowing each of Garcia's runs to score. The right-hander gave up an RBI double to Akil Baddoo in the third frame and an RBI double to Daz Cameron in the sixth in an otherwise strong performance. Garcia has now allowed two or fewer runs in six of his last seven starts, lowering his ERA to 2.83 and his WHIP to 1.10 across 76.1 innings. The 24-year-old is projected to take the mound again at home Wednesday against Baltimore.

June 18, 2021 11:44 PM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Tosses seven strong innings
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Garcia allowed a run on seven hits and two walks over seven innings in Friday's win over the White Sox. He struck out eight and did not factor in the decision.

The only run to score on Garcia came on a first-inning single by Jose Abreu. He held the White Sox off the board the rest of the evening but had to escape multiple threats throughout the contest. The 24-year-old righty has now allowed two or fewer runs in five of his last six starts, bringing his season ERA down to 2.82 through 70.1 innings. Garcia is projected to face the Tigers in Detroit next week.

June 13, 2021 10:36 AM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Struggles in loss
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Garcia (5-4) allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out four across 4.1 innings, taking the loss to the Twins on Saturday.

Garcia surrendered a two-run home run to Jorge Polanco as a part of a three-run fifth inning. His five-start winning streak came to an end Saturday after he failed to make it through the fifth inning. The 24-year-old still has a strong 2.98 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP with 72 strikeouts in 63.1 innings. He will look to get back on track in his next start, which will likely come next weekend against the White Sox.

June 10, 2021 04:12 PM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Locked in for Saturday's start
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Garcia (illness) is slated to start Saturday's game against the Twins, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

After Garcia's last start Sunday against the Blue Jays, manager Dusty Baker acknowledged that the right-hander was battling an illness during the outing, but there was never any real concern about his ability to make his next through the rotation. Even while pitching at less than 100 percent, Garcia continued to impress versus a talented lineup, limiting the Blue Jays to one run over six innings en route to capturing his fifth win in as many starts. He'll be seeking a fourth straight quality start when he returns to the mound Saturday.

June 7, 2021 09:08 PM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Wins fifth straight despite illness
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Garcia improved to 5-3 in Sunday's 6-3 win over Toronto after giving up one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out eight over six innings. Manager Dusty Baker said after the game that Garcia was pulled early from the contest due to an illness, Brian McTaggart of "You saw him coughing on the mound," Baker told reporters. "That's one reason why we took him out earlier than last time."

Though he apparently wasn't 100 percent healthy during the start, Garcia didn't show any signs of being under the weather based on his performance. He continued a remarkable run of good pitching, yielding his only run on a sacrifice fly while tying his season-high total in strikeouts en route to winning his fifth straight decision. Garcia's pitch count was at only 79 through six frames, but Baker elected not to take any chances with the young right-hander by letting him work deeper into the contest while he was ill. The ailment likely won't prevent Garcia from making his next turn through the rotation, which is set to come next weekend in Minnesota.

June 2, 2021 04:00 AM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Superb in fourth win
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Garcia (4-3) earned the win over Boston on Tuesday, allowing one run one five hits and one walk while striking out six over seven innings.

Garcia kept Boston's bats mostly at bay, allowing only one extra-base hit and one run over seven frames. He induced 19 swinging strikes and notched his second straight quality start. Garcia has been very consistent this season, allowing no more than three runs in any of his 11 outings (nine starts). He'll carry a 2.72 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 60:17 K:BB into his next start, which is tentatively scheduled for Sunday at Toronto.

May 27, 2021 09:56 AM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Stifles Dodgers for third win
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Garcia (3-3) earned the win over the Dodgers on Wednesday, pitching six innings and allowing one unearned run on two hits and one walk while striking out seven.

The right-hander kept the National League's top-scoring team almost entirely at bay, allowing only an unearned run -- caused in part by his own error -- in the third inning. Garcia didn't allow any extra-base hits and issued just one free pass over his seven superb frames. He has yet to allow more than three runs in any appearance this season, helping him log a solid 2.93 overall ERA. Garcia will look to extend his current personal three-game win streak in his next start, which is expected to come against Boston early next week.

May 20, 2021 07:16 PM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Strikes out seven in win
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Garcia (2-3) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in five innings. He earned the win Thursday versus Oakland.

Two of the three hits against the right-hander left the yard as Garcia allowed solo home runs to Mark Canha and Tony Kemp. It was an otherwise solid start for Garcia, who has yet to yield more than three runs in an appearance. The 24-year-old has a 3.38 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 47:15 K:BB in 40 innings across nine games (seven starts). He lines up for a tough matchup next week at home versus the Dodgers.

May 16, 2021 04:40 PM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Tosses five strong innings
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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.

May 11, 2021 11:00 AM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Runs into sixth-inning trouble
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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.

May 5, 2021 11:40 PM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Fans eight in no-decision
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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.

May 5, 2021 09:32 AM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Awarded another start
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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.

April 30, 2021 02:08 PM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Takes unlucky loss
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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.

April 28, 2021 04:20 PM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Making spot start Thursday
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Astros manager Dusty Baker said Garcia would start Thursday's series finale against the Mariners, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Garcia will be returning to the mound on three days' rest after he made a 26-pitch relief appearance in Sunday's loss to the Angels. With that in mind, Garcia likely won't be asked to work deep into Thursday's start as he steps into the rotation spot that belonged to the injured Jake Odorizzi (forearm). Garcia may be serving as little more than a glorified opener for Kent Emanuel, who will be available to pitch after covering 8.2 innings of long relief last Saturday following Odorizzi's early departure.

April 21, 2021 03:28 AM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Fares well in spot start
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Garcia (0-1) was charged with the loss against Colorado on Tuesday despite giving up two earned runs across 5.2 innings. He allowed three hits and three walks while striking out six.

The right-hander averaged 65 pitches over his first two outings this season, so he had no issue absorbing 5.2 frames on 84 pitches against the Rockies. Garcia held Colorado scoreless until a two-out double off the bat of C.J. Cron in the sixth inning chased him from the game. He was impressive overall, however, inducing 14 swinging strikes and allowing only three hits. Garcia will likely return to a long-relief role moving forward, but he showed well enough Tuesday to remain a rotation candidate for Houston if the need arises.

April 19, 2021 06:40 PM
Astros' Luis Garcia: Set for spot start
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Garcia will make a spot start Tuesday against the Rockies, Brian McTaggart of reports.

Garcia will start in place of Lance McCullers (illness). Of all the places to make a spot start, Coors Field certainly isn't ideal, though the unintimidating Rockies lineup means it's at least a bit less scary than it usually is.

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