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by alexo05.

Tonight’s starter for the White Sox, Freddy Garcia, is struggling — even though he recently became the winningest Venezuelan-born pitcher, surpassing Wilson Alvarez with his 103rd victory.

Garcia, a former Mariner, pitches against his former team tonight. But he ain’t the García of old. He says he’s going through the “dead arm” period pitchers experience during spring training. His ERA so far is almost two whole runs above his carreer average (5.86 to 3.97).

Is García past his prime? Hmm, who knows? Maybe all that cheeba he’s puffin’ in the off-season is what is slowing him down.

6 Responses to “Puffin’ for wins”

  1. The Unit, perfect game against the Braves…

  2. Ok, that was too easy. The next one will be harder.

    I only asked it b/c today is the two year anniversary of Johnson’s perfect game. Hard to imagine we’ve gone two years between no-no’s, right?

  3. I know, I wasn’t sure … I had to look it up and almost made the mistake of retracting …

  4. Well what former Brave threw a perfect game in 1991? No internet cheating pls.

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