Jaime Garcia struggled in his 2014 debut Sunday as he allowed four runs on five hits, including two home runs, with no walks and five strikeouts over seven innings in the no-decision versus the Braves.
Sunday's outing should not have come as too much of a surprise considering Garcia had struggled in his last two rehab outings, before being cleared to return to the Cardinals rotation, as he had allowed a home run and two runs in each of them. Garcia will surely improve as he shakes off the rust making him worth a stash in deeper mixed-leagues, and his next start looks appealing as he will face a Reds team on Saturday in Cincinnati who will be without their top two hitters in Joey Votto and Jay Bruce.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Zach Miller caught two passes on seven targets for 10 yards and a TD on Thursday night vs Green Bay.
Miller got the start in place of the injured Martellus Bennett on Thursday night. In all, he finished with two catches and a touchdown on seven targets, looking mediocre, however doing his best with the hand he was dealt. Anyone who started him in daily leagues could have expected better, however it is a bit spoiled to come away with much more than a TD as a definite backup. Consider him a wise play on Thursday night, and a keen start going forward at least until Bennett comes back healthy. Analysis: Dom Murtha