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Matt Garza | Starting Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/26/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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After starting off with six hitless innings, Matt Garza took a loss Thursday against the Phillies, surrendering two runs in 7 2/3 innings.
Those two runs scored after he was pulled in the eighth, and the Phillies went on to have a seven-run inning against Will Smith and Brandon Kintzler. Garza lost the no-hitter when Jimmy Rollins delivered the first of two singles in the seventh. He allowed three hits in all. Jul 10 - 5:45 PM

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Matt Garza fired his first shutout of the season Saturday as the Brewers blanked the Reds 1-0.

It's no easy task to throw nine scoreless innings at Great American Ball Park but Garza was in dominant form, surrendering only two hits while racking up nine strikeouts. He has a cool 3.78 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 90/36 K/BB ratio in 116 2/3 innings this season for the Brewers, who boast a five-game lead in the National League Central.
Jul 5 - 7:12 PM

Matt Garza yielded three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits over 7 2/3 innings against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Garza whiffed four and walked zero, nice to see after he logged a rough 2/6 K/BB ratio over his last two starts. The veteran has taken quickly to pitching in Milwaukee, but he was 1-2 with a 6.21 ERA in six road outings coming into tonight. Garza squares off against Washington on Monday.
Jun 19 - 12:24 AM

Matt Garza gave up five runs (one earned) over seven innings Friday in a no-decision against the Reds.

The Brewers committed four errors on the night -- including two by Garza -- which opened the door for four unearned runs to score. Garza gave up seven hits and one walk while notching just one strikeout. The Brewers stormed back in the seventh inning to take him off the hook for the loss. The veteran right-hander will bring a 4.17 ERA into a start against the Diamondbacks next week in Arizona.
Jun 14 - 12:56 AM

Matt Garza picked up a win over the Pirates after allowing three runs in six innings Saturday.

It certainly wasn't the best of what Garza has to offer; he allowed six hits, walked five and struck out just one before departing. In his previous two starts, he had a 17/4 K/BB ratio in 13 innings. But he kept it together today, pitching just well enough to win for the fourth time. His next start will be his first of the year against the Reds.
Jun 7 - 8:26 PM

Matt Garza held the Twins scoreless for 6 1/3 innings Monday as part of a 6-2 victory.

Garza gave up six hits and two walks, but he managed to keep his former team off the board. He struck out eight batters in the victory and now holds a 4.42 ERA through 12 starts. His strikeouts have been on the rise in his recent starts, so there's some reason for optimism.
Jun 2 - 11:01 PM

Matt Garza allowed six runs -- three earned -- while striking out nine over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Tuesday.

Garza allowed three runs through six innings and was on his way to a clean seventh before a throwing error on Jean Segura gave the Orioles an extra out. Steve Pearce took full advantage, blasting a three-run home run that sullied what was otherwise a promising start for Garza. Instead, the right-hander remains 2-4 with a 4.84 ERA through 11 starts. He's showing signs of improvement, though, and perhaps Monday's meeting with the Twins is the start when he puts it all together.
May 28 - 12:25 AM

Matt Garza got the no-decision, allowing four runs over 6 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Braves.

Garza hasn't been dominant since his first start of the season, also against the Braves. The right-hander allowed five hits, walked three, and struck out a season-low one batter. Garza, with a 4.92 ERA, will face the Orioles at home in his next start.
May 22 - 11:00 PM

Matt Garza pitched well in a losing effort against the Cubs on Saturday, allowing three runs on four hits over his seven innings of work.

The veteran right-hander racked up seven strikeouts on the afternoon while walking just one. All of the damage against him came in the first inning, but he settled in nicely afterwards and cruised the rest of the day. Now 2-4 on the season, he’ll look to improve upon a 4.83 ERA and 1.35 WHIP when he does battle against the Braves in Atlanta on Thursday.
May 17 - 5:20 PM

Matt Garza allowed three runs on six hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Sunday.

Garza walked four and struck out four in the game. He's got a 4.98 ERA and 1.45 WHIP through eight starts in what's been a subpar first month and a half for the right-hander. He'll look to get on the right track Saturday at the Cubs, a team a lot of pitchers have gotten right against this season.
May 11 - 7:18 PM

Matt Garza wasn’t at his best on Monday, but was still able to pick up his second victory of the season, allowing three runs on eight hits over six innings against the Diamondbacks.

Garza racked up five strikeouts on the night while walking a pair. Aaron Hill was responsible for the bulk of the damage against him, delivering a pair of RBI singles in the first and third innings. He now owns a 4.93 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 35/14 K/BB ratio through his first 42 innings with the Brewers. He’ll look for victory number three when he does battle against the Yankees at home on Sunday.
May 5 - 11:45 PM

Matt Garza (thumb) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday and has been cleared to make his next scheduled start on Monday.

Garza suffered a right thumb contusion during an at-bat in Wednesday's game against the Cardinals, but it appears to be only a minor issue that won't affect him moving forward.
May 2 - 7:12 PM

Matt Garza (thumb) expects to be fine for his next turn through the Brewers' starting rotation.

Garza suffered a right thumb contusion in a fourth-inning at-bat Wednesday afternoon against the Cardinals. He'll face off against the Diamondbacks next week.
Apr 30 - 6:01 PM

Matt Garza has been diagnosed with a right thumb contusion.

Garza jammed the thumb in his final at-bat in the fourth inning Wednesday. The Brewers are calling the right-hander day-to-day, so he should be fine for his next outing. Garza allowed five runs on five hits and four walks over three frames versus the Cardinals. He's scheduled to face the D'Backs next week.
Apr 30 - 3:49 PM

Matt Garza left Wednesday's start against the Cardinals in the fourth inning with a possible blister issue.

The Brewers trainer and manager Ron Roenicke went out to inspect Garza's hand and eventually walked off the mound with him after he threw a couple pitches to test things out. It's likely a blister, but the Brewers should update his status shortly. Garza struggled before exiting, allowing five runs on five hits and four walks over three frames.
Apr 30 - 3:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Lyle Overbay
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Rickie Weeks
SS1Jean Segura
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Aramis Ramirez
LF1Khris Davis
2Logan Schafer
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yovani Gallardo
2Kyle Lohse
3Matt Garza
4Wily Peralta
5Jimmy Nelson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jim Henderson
3Tyler Thornburg
4Will Smith
5Zach Duke
6Brandon Kintzler
7Rob Wooten
8Tom Gorzelanny
9Wei-Chung Wang
10Marco Estrada