Luis Garcia has presented weighty credentials to be the other card up his sleeve with which Dusty Baker can appeal to start a game after Justin Verlander in the usual Houston Astros pitching rotation and with the solid presentation of this past Thursday in Minneapolis, where he won his third championship of the year against the Twins, the Venezuelan makes it clear that the dominant pace on the mound continues to improve.
Garcia silenced Minnesota for five innings and only had five hits, gave up two walks, but gave his opponents nine strikeouts that helped lower his ERA to an interesting 2.74.
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In the last three starts of the Venezuelan pitcher, he worked 18 acts and the balance is impressive: 12 hits, three clean ones, five walks and 23 strikeouts. In addition, this joins the streak of 10 games in a row without defeat by the sidereal squad, including five shutouts and allowing 11 lines against him with an EFE of 0.90 (the duels last night and today at home do not count of Washington).
And thanks to this, Houston faces with more optimism the way to enter the playoffs in October.