I love Jaime Garcia; you love Jaime Garcia; we love Jaime Garcia.â†µ
But yesterday's start against Arizona was not the most efficient way to maintain that beautiful 1.49 ERA. Five walks was a season high, but it was the fourth time in 12 starts that he's walked at least four batters, and his 4.23 walks per nine innings pitched puts him an ugly sixth in the National League in that dubious statistic.â†µ
The good news, of course, is that he's right behind three Milwaukee Brewers—Felipe Paulino, Randy Wolf, and Yovani Gallardo—and one Houston Astro. Hopefully the division isn't rubbing off on him.