WASHINGTON -- Greg Garcia was supposed to be in Las Vegas on Saturday night, playing for the Memphis Redbirds of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. That was the plan, at least, before Garcia's hot bat turned him into a Nationals nightmare and Cardinals hero.
Garcia notched three hits Saturday -- an RBI single, a well-struck double and a bunt single -- to help the Cardinals to a 9-4 victory over the Nationals. The infielder, who was called up Thursday when Matt Carpenter was placed on paternity leave, is now 5-for-7 with three walks in this series and 11-for-17 on the season.
Alex Putterman is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.