Garcia was very impressive in his first start off the disabled list Sunday against the Pirates. He went eight strong innings in which he allowed just two unearned runs on five hits with 10 strikeouts. Garcia averaged only 88.5 mph with his fastball, but he was able to record 13 swinging strikes (11.5 percent swinging strike rate for season). His 2.57 FIP and 3.44 xFIP indicate that Garcia has deserved an ERA lower than 4.00 this season, as his .351 BABIP and 66.5 percent strand rate have been unfavorable. Furthermore, his aforementioned swinging strike rate and 64.6 percent first pitch strike rate are the best of his career. Expect improved peripherals over the next month, and his 54.5 percent ground ball makes him a must add in any league.
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