We're still in February, so there's little nourishment to pull out of the final score, but everything that we hoped would go right in the St. Louis Cardinals' Tuesday win against the Red Sox did go right. Specifically: Jaime Garcia pitched two scoreless innings without his elbow catching fire, and Matt Adams hit a long pinch-hit home run after sitting out with knee soreness and ceding the first-base gig to Ryan Jackson.
Garcia, whose problems pitching on the road didn't crop up at Fort Myers's JetBlue Park, received solid Twitter reviews from Cardinals.com alum Matthew Leach—ranging from sharp to not-quite-as-sharp—and more importantly felt fine afterward; after the chewing-out he got for making his abortive last postseason start while his arm hurt I'm willing to trust him on that one, at least for the moment.
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