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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
Steven Souza will get a day off on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Souza also sat out the April 24th home game against the Blue Jays. The Red Sox are set to trot Porcello and Masterson out to the hill on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, so the right handed Souza will sit against one of the two righties who will be pitching for the Red Sox. Brandon Guyer will probably replace him in the lineup, but that remains to be seen. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson