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Jaime Garcia Pitching to Contact with Ace Stuff

Pitching to contact is a much-maligned, sometimes misunderstood philosophy. Inducing contact results in a hit 30% of the time while a runner can reach base on a strikeout only on the rare wild pitch or passed ball. The strikeout is a considerably better outcome, but attacking hitters and getting strike one, the philosophy espoused by Dave Duncan, can combine strikeouts, weak contact...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Jaime Garcia looks to stay perfect vs. Diamondbacks

A series against the MLB-leading St. Louis Cardinals has come at a bad time for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who had been trying to close the gap in the NL West. The Diamondbacks hope to bounce back with a rare victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night, though Jaime Garcia will be looking to win his fifth straight start against them. Arizona (62-62) charged into this four-game series...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals send red-hot Garcia to mound to face Giants

While one starter will try to stay on a roll Wednesday night, the other is looking to rediscover his old ways in a matchup between the NL's last two champions. The rubber match of a three-game set between St. Louis and San Francisco at Busch Stadium pits two starters going in opposite directions: Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia is moving up and former Giants ace Matt Cain is heading...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: The Garcia conundrum

Jaime Garcia’s 2015 started with plenty of doubt, as he worked to come back from injury. However, since his return, Garcia has pitched lights out, and has been a solid part of the St. Louis Cardinals rotation. However, his 5-4 record doesn’t really seem to correlate with his 1.57 ERA since returning. Jaime Garcia has been brilliant on the mound, but he hasn’t gotten the run...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaime Garcia: Equalizer for the Cardinals

Here he goes again. Lefthanded wiz kid Jaime Garcia pitching like a top of the rotation ace like its his last start of the season. As St. Louis Cardinals fans can attest, keeping the faith in Garcia isn’t an easy task. However, it’s hard to deny what the man can do when he’s healthy. Example? Friday night, Garcia hurls 8.1 innings on only 96 pitches, shutting down a Miami Marlins...
Via STLSportsMinute
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Garcia, a tough critic, not satisfied with latest outing

Jaime Garcia is tough to please. At least when it comes to evaluating his owner performances. The lefty returned to the rotation last week after missing a month with a groin injury, yet even after a two-hit outing over five-plus innings Sunday, he wasn't happy. "I've got to do a better job in five innings," Garcia told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as he described frustrating control...
Via Fox Sports
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

No Way Cardinals Are Riding & Dying With This Current Offense

So you’re Jaime Garcia. You’re back after nursing a groin pull back to health for over a month. And while your teammates weren’t doing much offensively during your 7 previous starts in 2015 you figured that some time away would give the Cardinals management (and players) opportunity to sort things out. Nah, bruh. For the 4th (!) time in 8 starts this season, the Cardinals provided...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaime Garcia & The Summertime Sadness

On June 24th, it was called a slight groin tweak. But as it is with Jaime Garcia, nothing is every slight; tweaks are not a thing.  And so on July 5th, the Cardinals officially put the Cardinals starter on the 15-day disabled list. Take it away Lana! What more can really be said? Jaime Garica is our Summertime Sadness. +++++ Posting a 1.69 ERA and surrendering only 9 runs in 7...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Enjoy Jaime Garcia while you can

One of the most bittersweet feelings in Cardinal Nation is watching St. Louis Cardinals’ lefthander Jaime Garcia work. When healthy, the man is a top of the rotation starter. He gobbles innings up and makes hitters unintentionally reinvent their swing at home plate. It’s ugly for the opposition when Garcia is on his game and the Cards thrive on it. In the midst of a rotation...
Via STLSportsMinute
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals have pitching depth, but Jaime Garcia still vital to starting rotation

The St. Louis Cardinals have as much, and in many cases more, talent on their pitching staff than any team in Major League Baseball, but a pitcher who missed the final four months of the 2013 season could still be a key factor in how the staff looks in 2014. Lefthanded starting pitcher Jaime Garcia was 5-2 with a 3.58 earned-run average through nine starts into mid-May when he finally...
Via i70baseball
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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