SP - HOU
Astros SP Luis Garcia dropped to 8-8 on the season with a 4-1 loss to Cleveland Saturday. He allowed four runs in six innings, giving up nine hits while striking out five.
Garcia allowed seven hits and a walk in the first two innings of the game, falling behind 4-0 early. He then settled in and cruised through the next four innings but the damage was already done. Houston's offense could not solve Guardians starter Cal Quantrill, who pitched extremely well. The Astros righty will try to get back on track with a splendid home matchup vs. the A's next time out.
Astros SP Luis Garcia last seven strong innings in a home date with Boston Monday. He allowed three runs on six hits and a walk, striking out five.
Unfortunately, Nathan Eovaldi out-dueled Garcia, as Houston fell 3-2. Nevertheless, it's another solid performance from the 25-year-old righty. The loss dropped him to 8-7 but he has pitched much better than his record suggests. Garcia will look to get back on the right side of the ledger at Cleveland next time out.
Luis Garcia took his first loss since June 10th on Tuesday, as the A's beat the Astros 5-3. Garcia gave up four runs on four hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings.
It wasn't all bad, as Garcia struck out seven in the effort. He allowed all four runs to cross in the 3rd inning on a Chad Pinder grand slam. He danced in and out of trouble the rest of the time. The righty will look to right the ship next time out against the Red Sox at home.
Astros SP Luis Garcia was strong yet again Tuesday. He tossed six innings of one-run ball, allowing just one hit and three walks, striking out seven in a 6-5 Houston win over the Angels.
Garcia left the game with a 5-1 lead and watched it disappear immediately. The Astros bullpen imploded giving up four runs in the 7th inning, leaving the lefty 7-5 heading into the All-Star break. He has a very solid 3.65 ERA with a 1.06 WHIP and 94 K's in 88 2/3 innings this season.
Astros starter Luis Garcia did not have his best stuff Tuesday night, but left with a win anyway. He allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk over 6 1/3 innings.
The Astros right-hander gave up two home runs, but did at least strike out seven. He improved to 7-5 on the season as Houston's offense had his back. He'll look for his fourth straight win in a favorable matchup at Oakland next time out.