"I'm excited about today," Garcia said. Garcia wasn't perfect, but he looked healthy. He looked normal. "I just know he's going to be out there. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that he doesn't view left-hander Jaime Garcia as a variable or a question, but simply as one of the team's five starters. The southpaw immediately found himself in trouble in the first, when an infield single off his glove and a single to left field put him in a jam before he got the first out.