As I mentioned earlier
, Freddy Garcia is a notoriously good day game pitcher. This was on display again today in Cleveland. After not having the best command on any of his pitches early, he settled down and retired the last 14 batters he faced in order, much like he did in the opener. He runs his record in day games over the past two seasons to 10-0 with a 2.34 ERA. He allowed just six baserunners for the game, and none after the 4th inning, in his 8 innings of work.
Garcia used his experience from Seattle, pitching in a pitcher's park at Safeco field, to his advatage. The wind was blowing in from center field at a reported 25MPH. He used the wind as a tenth defender, knocking down a couple of would-be homeruns off the bat of Travis Hafner.