Monday, July 14, 2008

Jaime Garcia to Start Against Padres

Tony La Russa has announced that Jaime Garcia will start Sunday against the San Diego Padres, who are 12-22 against left handed pitchers.

The Cardinals have used Garcia as a reliever since his call-up, but feel that he is more valuable as a starter. While he has made some rough appearances at AAA in the past month, he turned 22 years old 6 days ago, and has shown that he has the talent to become an excellent starter. His best comparisons include Brandon Webb, Fausto Carmona, and Francisco Liriano, so it should be exciting to watch him against a team like the Padres. I'm going to go out on a limb and predict a stat line for the game...

6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

We'll check back Sunday evening or Monday morning and see how close my prediction was. Fell free to add your own.

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