Dusty Baker provides injury update on Game 2 starter Luis Garcia

Dusty Baker provides injury update on Game 2 starter Luis Garcia

After eking out a Game 1 win over the Red Sox, Boston has taken the momentum from Houston.

Dusty Baker on Garcia injury: It most likely had a lot of effect. Says he strained his knee and is being examined by team physicians. Astros had prepared on him as a G4 starter.
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Garcia only tossed 33 pitches in one-plus innings for Houston, permitting five earned runs on two hits and three strolls. While Houston did ultimately make a video game of it, being down 8-0 extremely early led to Boston evening the best-of-seven ALCS at a game each. While the Astros are going to figure out what is wrong with Garcias injury leg, Houston is not officially ruling him out for the rest of the series simply. Houston might make a lineup relocation if it desired to, doing so would suggest Garcia would be out for the rest of the ALCS, and potentially the World Series ought to the Astros advance.

Luis Garcia, Houston Astros. (Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports).
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Houston Astros skipper Dusty Baker supplied an update on hurt starting pitcher Luis Garcia.
In the after-effects of Game 2s 9-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker used some clearness on the injury that resulted in Luis Garcias premature exit from the ballgame.
Garcia only threw 33 pitches in one-plus innings for Houston, permitting 5 made runs on two hits and three strolls. While Houston did eventually make a game of it, being down 8-0 very early led to Boston night the best-of-seven ALCS at a game apiece.
Not just was the injury to Garcias push-off leg, however his early exit has actually destroyed the Astros postseason beginning rotation strategies also. They were going to go with Odorizzi in Game 4, but he went four innings on Saturday in an emergency situation.

Luis Garcia injury update: Houston Astros supervisor Dusty Baker discusses strain.
While the Astros are going to figure out what is wrong with Garcias injury leg, Houston is not formally ruling him out for the rest of the series simply. Though Houston could make a lineup move if it wanted to, doing so would mean Garcia would be out for the remainder of the ALCS, and potentially the World Series ought to the Astros advance. They are still 3 video games delegated be played.