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Matt Garza | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/26/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (25) / MIN
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Matt Garza yielded two runs in five innings of work in Friday’s loss to the Phillies.
Garza held the Phillies scoreless after giving up a two-run homer to Freddy Galvis in the first inning, but it was enough to put him on the losing side. He fanned four and walked three on the evening. The veteran right-hander has been surprisingly effective this season, posting a 3.83 ERA and 56/25 K/BB ratio in 82 1/3 innings across 15 starts. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four straight starts. Jul 21 - 10:37 PM

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Matt Garza surrendered one run on three hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

Garza did walk three (and only struck out one), but he was able to keep the Brewers off the scoreboard outside of an RBI double allowed to Odubel Herrera in the fifth inning. The veteran hurler will carry a 3.84 ERA and 1.27 WHIP (14 starts) into a road date with these same Phillies next time he takes to the mound.
Jul 16 - 5:47 PM

Matt Garza twirled 6 1/3 scoreless innings during a 4-0 win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

He struck out three batters while walking two and allowing five base hits in the sterling effort. He wasn't blowing people away but the Orioles couldn't mount much of a challenge nonetheless. Garza evens his record at 4-4 with a 3.98 ERA in 13 starts.
Jul 5 - 11:52 PM

Matt Garza yielded two runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

Both runs scored in his final inning of work. Garza gave up six hits while walking one and striking out six. He has just one win in his last eight turns and his ERA has been on the rise most of that time. It stands at 4.36 coming out of Friday’s start. He’ll get the Orioles next time out.
Jul 1 - 12:04 AM

Matt Garza took a loss despite turning in a quality start against the Braves on Saturday.

He gave up three runs on seven hits in six innings of work. He struck out four batters without issuing a base-on-balls. The big blow was a two-run blast by Brandon Phillips in the third inning. Garza falls to 3-4 with a 4.43 ERA and 1.28 WHIP after 11 starts. He will face the Marlins at home on Friday.
Jun 24 - 8:35 PM

Matt Garza was hit hard in Monday's loss to the Pirates, allowing four runs on six hits across 5 1/3 innings.

The veteran right-hander walked two and struck out three on the night. The Pirates scratched out a pair of runs in the third inning, then broke the game open with a two-run blast by Andrew McCutchen in the sixth. Now 3-3 on the season, he'll carry a 4.42 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Braves in Atlanta.
Jun 19 - 11:02 PM

Matt Garza won in his return from the disabled list after allowing four runs in five innings Wednesday versus the Cardinals.

Garza missed just one turn in the rotation because of a chest contusion. He's now given up 15 earned runs over 20 innings in his last four starts. The win tonight was his first in five outings.
Jun 15 - 1:50 AM

Brewers activated RHP Matt Garza from the 10-day disabled list.

Garza will start for the Brewers on Wednesday night in St. Louis after missing one turn in the rotation with a chest contusion. The veteran right-hander owns a decent 3.83 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 33/12 K/BB ratio in 44 2/3 innings (eight starts) this season.
Jun 14 - 3:32 PM

Matt Garza (chest) will be activated from the disabled list to start Wednesday in St. Louis.

Garza landed on the DL last week with a chest contusion following a collision with teammate Jesus Aguilar, but he's ready to go now. The veteran right-hander holds a 3.83 ERA over eight starts this season for the Brew Crew.
Jun 13 - 12:27 PM

Brewers placed RHP Matt Garza on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 4, with a chest contusion.

Garza was involved in a rough collision at first base Saturday with teammate Jesus Aguilar and had to cut shot his usual between-starts bullpen session on Tuesday after experiencing lingering soreness. The right-hander might only miss one turn in the rotation. He had been scheduled to pitch Thursday against the Giants.
Jun 7 - 1:09 PM

Matt Garza (chest) cut short his bullpen session on Tuesday and will not start Thursday.

Garza only made it to 25 pitches before experiencing discomfort. He suffered a bruised chest Saturday in a collision at first base with teammate Jesus Aguilar.
Jun 6 - 4:31 PM

Matt Garza's (chest) bullpen session was pushed back from Monday to Tuesday.

Garza is feeling better after suffering a bruised chest as a result of a collision with teammate Jesus Aguilar at first base Saturday, but it's still up in the air as to whether he'll be ready to start Thursday versus the Giants. We'll know for sure after Tuesday's 'pen session.
Jun 5 - 4:46 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Sunday that he'll know more Monday as to whether Matt Garza (chest) will make his next scheduled start.

The skipper said that Garza is "sore" and "felt like he was in a car crash" after colliding with teammate Jesus Aguilar at first base Saturday, when he suffered a chest contusion. He should be cleared to start Thursday against the Giants, but we'll know for sure Monday.
Jun 4 - 1:06 PM

Matt Garza has been diagnosed with a chest contusion.

Garza suffered the injury in the fourth inning of his start Saturday against the Dodgers when he collided with teammate Jesus Aguilar at first base. The right-hander allowed two runs, one earned, before getting lifted. He will be reevaluated by the Brewers' medical staff on Sunday morning.
Jun 3 - 6:12 PM

Matt Garza was removed from his start Saturday against the Dodgers with an apparent injury.

Garza crashed into teammate Jesus Aguilar while rushing to cover first base in the top of the fourth inning and Nick Franklin pinch-hit for the right-hander in the bottom of the fourth. There should be a status update soon from Miller Park.
Jun 3 - 5:51 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Manny Pina
3Jett Bandy
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
LF1Ryan Braun
CF1Brett Phillips
2Hernan Perez
RF1Domingo Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Junior Guerra
2Zach Davies
3Chase Anderson
4Jimmy Nelson
5Matt Garza
6Brent Suter
7Brandon Woodruff
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Jacob Barnes
3Oliver Drake
4Carlos Torres
5Jared Hughes
6Wily Peralta
7Josh Hader
8Michael Blazek