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Jaime Garcia had a heck of a day too

Jaime Garcia

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia (54) pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Thursday, April 14, 2016 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)


Vincent Velasquez wasn’t the only one who had a heck of a day on the mound. Jaime Garcia of the Cardinals turned in a gem as well.

Garcia, facing the Brewers in St. Louis, pitched a one-hit shutout, allowing only one hit and striking out 13 while walking only one batter. His game score -- if you’re into that sort of thing -- was a 97. Same as Velasquez’s, for what it’s worth. I tend not to think game scores are all that important or useful, but this little nugget can at least tell us that today was a rare afternoon:

Nice day for Garcia. A pitcher who you always wondered how good he’d be if he didn’t have so many health problems over the years. The answer: really, really good.