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Matt Garza | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/26/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (25) / MIN
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Matt Garza pitched well in a losing effort against the Pirates on Friday allowing five runs (zero earned) on five hits in hi 5 1/3 innings of work.
Garza punched out nine batters on the night while walking three. All of the damage against him occurred in the sixth inning, where the first two Pirates reached on errors to start a five-run uprising, capped off by a grand slam off the bat of Jordy Mercer. Garza will look to improve upon a 4.89 ERA and 1.60 WHIP when he does battle against the Cardinals on Wednesday. Aug 26 - 11:40 PM

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Matt Garza yielded three earned runs over five innings Tuesday as the Brewers dropped the first half of a doubleheader against the Cubs.

Chicago's quick-strike offense put a run on the board in the bottom of the first inning on an Addison Russell sacrifice fly. Dexter Fowler then flew home from third base on a wild pitch in the bottom of the third, and Chris Coghlan did the same in the bottom of the fourth on a Trevor Cahill bunt. Garza walked three, struck out two, and gave up five hits. He has a 4.87 ERA and 1.55 WHIP on the year.
Aug 16 - 5:52 PM

Matt Garza beat the Braves by allowing two runs in six innings Thursday.

Garza has somehow won three straight starts. He has a 4.83 ERA in his 11 starts since returning from a shoulder injury. That he's fanned just 34 in 59 2/3 innings wouldn't seem to bode well for continued success.
Aug 11 - 5:48 PM

Matt Garza turned in a quality start to earn a win on Saturday, yielding three runs in 6 1/3 innings as the Brewers beat the Diamondbacks.

He gave up three hits, walked three and fanned three. He was spotless over the first six frames but gave up a two-run homer to Welington Castillo in the seventh inning before being relieved of duty. Garza was good tonight but is not having a good season. He struggles to miss bats, fanning only 32 batters in 53 2/3 innings this season. He has a 3-4 record with a 5.20 ERA.
Aug 7 - 12:34 AM

Matt Garza allowed three runs over six innings Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

Garza gave up five hits and walked two in the quality start, his first such start in over a month and only his second QS in eight starts this year. Despite that, he didn't factor in the decision, leaving his record at 1-4 with a 5.74 ERA and 1.68 WHIP. Garza will try again for that second win Sunday against the Pirates.
Jul 27 - 12:22 AM

Matt Garza allowed five runs -- four earned -- over five innings in Thursday's loss to the Pirates.

Garza gave up eight hits, including a home run, while walking two in the start. The loss was his fourth in a row after going 1-0 in his first three starts. The right-hander has a 5.94 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in his seven starts this year, and he'll look to break the losing streak Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
Jul 21 - 10:31 PM

Matt Garza was touched up for four earned runs in his 5 1/3 innings of work in a loss to the Reds on Friday.

He managed only three strikeouts against two walks. Garza now has a 5.74 ERA after six starts, which is very similar to the 5.63 ERA he produced last year. He has 19 strikeouts and 11 walks in 31 1/3 innings. He is best left on the waiver wire.
Jul 15 - 10:59 PM

Matt Garza had nothing in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals, surrendering seven runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Six of the seven runs on Garza's line scored via home runs off the bats of Bryce Harper, Jose Lobaton and Ryan Zimmerman. The veteran right-hander will have the All-Star break to lick his statistical wounds -- highlighted/lowlighted by a 5.54 ERA and 1.77 WHIP.
Jul 6 - 7:03 PM

Matt Garza gave up seven runs (four earned) over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Friday.

The big blow was a five-run fourth inning, which was set in motion due to an error by Garza. The veteran right-hander allowed nine hits and walked three in the loss. He fell to 1-1 on the year and owns a 3.74 ERA and 14/7 K/BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings over his first four starts. He gets the Nationals on the road next.
Jul 1 - 11:16 PM

Matt Garza gave up four runs over six innings in a win over the Nationals on Saturday.

It wasn't a great, or even very good, start for the right-hander -- he gave up seven hits and walked three on the afternoon -- but it was enough to get him his first win of the season. Garza has been left for dead in recent years, but he has a respectable 2.81 ERA in three starts since coming off the disabled list on June 15. The 32-year-old will take on the Cardinals on Friday.
Jun 25 - 9:19 PM

Matt Garza was terrific in a no-decision on Sunday, firing six shutout innings against the Dodgers.

Garza scattered five hits and struck out two without walking a batter in the contest. He left with his team ahead 1-0 and in line for the victory, but the Brewers bullpen was unable to protect his lead. He has shown the ability to be a quality mixed league pitcher in the past, so it isn't out of the realm of possibility that he could be a useful fantasy commodity once again. He'll take on the Nationals his next time out on Sunday.
Jun 19 - 9:55 PM

Making his first start of the season, Matt Garza allowed one run on eight hits over four innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Giants.

Garza has had to sit out the first two-and-a-half months of the season while recovering from a shoulder injury sustained in his final spring start. On Tuesday, the veteran right-hander struck out five and walked one, with only a Brandon Crawford RBI single in the third inning denting the scoreboard during his four innings of work. He threw 87 pitches (54 for strikes), but should be able to improve on his efficiency as he re-acclimates to major league play. While he was roughed up to the tune of a 5.63 ERA in 2015, he had a long track record of success prior to last year's unfortunate result and those in deeper NL-only formats with roster space to spare lose nothing on a speculative flier. Just don't expect miracles. A road date with the Dodgers awaits him next time out.
Jun 15 - 1:41 AM

Matt Garza (shoulder) will make his season debut for the Brewers on Tuesday in San Francisco.

Garza has been on the shelf since suffering a shoulder injury in his final spring training start, but he's ready to go after make three rehab starts. The veteran right-hander put up a 5.63 ERA last season and isn't a good bet for fantasy purposes.
Jun 12 - 12:24 PM

Matt Garza (shoulder) will make his final rehab start at Class-A Wisconsin on Thursday.

Garza has been on the shelf since the beginning of the season as he suffered his shoulder injury in his final spring training start. If the Brewers are ready to move him into the rotation after Thursday it could spell trouble for Wily Peralta, who currently stands on shaky ground with a 6.79 ERA. Garza may be worth a flier in very deep leagues on the off chance he can recapture some of the magic at age 32.
Jun 8 - 5:23 PM

Matt Garza (shoulder) is scheduled to make one more rehab start.

Garza holds a 4.26 ERA over 6 1/3 innings in his first two rehab outings. Assuming the Brewers put him back into their rotation, Wily Peralta's spot might be the most vulnerable.
Jun 5 - 11:42 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Manny Pina
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Scooter Gennett
SS1Orlando Arcia
2Jake Elmore
3B1Jonathan Villar
2Hernan Perez
3Will Middlebrooks
LF1Ryan Braun
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Domingo Santana
2Keon Broxton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Matt Garza
3Junior Guerra
4Chase Anderson
5Zach Davies
6Wily Peralta
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tyler Thornburg
2Corey Knebel
3Michael Blazek
4Blaine Boyer
5Carlos Torres
6Jacob Barnes
7Jhan Marinez
8Rob Scahill
9Tyler Cravy
10Sean Nolin
11Chris Capuano
12Yhonathan Barrios
13Brent Suter