3. Garcia won two of his first three starts this season, but in starts since he's 0-5 with a 6.43 ERA and .357 opponents' OBP, totaling 37 strikeouts while allowing 23 walks and 46 hits in 42 innings. He lasted five or fewer innings in six of his past eight starts.
4. Garcia is 3-1 with a 3.62 ERA in eight career starts against the Braves, those coming as a Cardinal from 2010 through 2016. This will be the first time he's faced Atlanta since making 18 starts for the Braves last season prior to being traded to Minnesota. Against Garcia, Freddie Freeman is 4-for-13 with two home runs, one walk and seven strikeouts; Nick Markakis is 3-for-10 and Ender Inciarte is 2-for-9.