If Jaime Garcia can finally stay healthy, this could be a sign of good things to come from this Cardinals starting rotation. Right now he’s cruising after a solid performance Wednesday night against the Angels.
Garcia allowed just four hits in seven innings as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Angels 5-2.
“I’ve been able to make pitches and keep the ball down and keep them off balance. Simple stuff for the most part.” said Garcia, who retired 11 of the first 12 batters he faced.
The Cardinals jumped on L.A.’s battered rotation, scoring four times in the second inning against Matt Shoemaker who was just called up from Triple-A. This was Shoemaker’s second stint with the club after going 1-4 during the month of April, but injuries forced a quick callup. Stephen Piscotty, Yadier Molina and Randal Grichuk had two hits apiece to lead the offense.