Originally posted on The Cardinal Nation blog  |  Last updated 4/3/13
Jaime Garcia picked up the St. Louis Cardinals’ first win of 2013 Tuesday night at Arizona. Last season, the left-hander made just 20 starts due to shoulder problems and went 7-7. Wednesday night’s starter, Lance Lynn, seized an opening created by Chris Carpenter’s injuries last season and went on to collect a team-high 18 victories. New Milwaukee Brewer Kyle Lohse won 16 and lost just three. In his first year back from Tommy John surgery, ace Adam Wainwright was 14-13. In the ERA department, the four returning starters – Garcia, Lynn, Wainwright and Jake Westbrook – were closely bunched last year. Their ERAs ranged from Lynn at 3.78 to Westbrook at 3.97. Rookie Shelby Miller has joined the 2013 starting five as Lohse departed. Currently on the disabled list, Jason Motte’s unusual record of collecting every save for the Cardinals since the start of last season will soon be broken. Uncertainly about his health means the closer situation is currently cloudy. Now it is time to...
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