The 36-year-old allowed four runs in 3 2/3 innings. He gave up seven hits, including a homer, and walked two.
After taking a no-hitter into the seventh in his Orioles debut on May 4, Garcia (0-2) has not been effective in his past two starts.
He has given up eight runs (9 2/3 innings) for a 7.45 ERA.
Garcia is flawed, but he also can be an innings-eater and often keeps his teams in games. And right now the Orioles only have three starters (with Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez injured) in their rotation, so Garcia's services and experiences are needed.
It was worth the experiment to sign Garcia to a minor league deal and give him a shot. And that experiment probably needs to continue for a couple more starts. They don't have many alternatives, especially when it comes to experienced arms (Jair Jurrjens is expected to join the Orioles for Saturday's start).