(BaseballStL) -- For St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia, Game 6 will be no different from any other start in the past two months.
“The last five or six starts I made in the season I’ve kind of had the same mentality that I have had since the playoffs started,” Garcia said.
Garcia is 0-2 with a 3.97 ERA in four starts in the postseason including pitching seven innings and allowed on three hits and a walk in Game 2 against the Texas Rangers.
It has been a do-or-die situation during the past two months for the Cardinals and Garcia as they battled a 10.5 game deficit just to get into the playoffs. Garcia was 3-0 with a 2.64 ERA in five starts in September.
“I try not to put extra pressure on myself,” Garcia said. “I am just basically going to go out there and do my thing.”
One more loss will result in the Cardinals being eliminated in the World Series.
“We got to win,” Garcia said. “Every time I go out there, it doesn’t matter if it is regular season, Spring Training, I want to win. I want to give my team a chance.”
The weather for Game 6 is expected to be cold, wet and windy, but it has not affected Garcia.
“If it is, I really don’t care. I don’t worry about those things,” Garcia said of the possible weather conditions.
Garcia will be opposed by Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis (1-1, 2.95 ERA in postseason).
by Scott Bierman, BaseballStL
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