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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 was hammered for six earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.
Garza had been in a nice groove in May, but it was never meant to last. He surrendered three home runs on Wednesday, including a Ryan Goins grand slam in the top of the sixth inning. The veteran right-hander now stands 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA in 35 innings (six starts) this season and makes for too risky of a play in standard fantasy leagues. May 24 - 4:20 PM

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Matt Garza pitched six innings of one-run ball in the Brewers' 3-1 defeat of the Padres on Wednesday.

This makes four straight quality starts for Garza since he struggled in his first start back from the DL last month. Still, it should be noted that those quality starts have come against the Braves, Pirates, Mets and Padres, not exactly the titans of the National League. He's too dangerous to gamble on in mixed leagues.
May 18 - 1:49 AM

Matt Garza yielded two runs over six innings in a 7-4 victory over the Mets on Friday.

Garza gave up five hits (including a solo homer to Neil Walker) and walked two while fanning four batters. The veteran right-handed has been a nice surprise since coming off the disabled list, putting up a 2.66 ERA and 19/5 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings. He has posted three straight quality starts. He’ll try to keep that streak going in a promising matchup against the Padres next week on the road.
May 13 - 12:24 AM

Matt Garza allowed just one run in seven innings but had to settle for a no-decision in Saturday's extra-inning loss to the Pirates.

He gave up eight hits but didn't issue any free passes while fanning four. The only run he allowed came on a Gregory Polanco groundout in the fourth inning. Garza has been impressive through his first three starts after missing the first few weeks of the season with a groin injury. He is now the owner of a 2.55 ERA with 15 strikeouts and three walks in 17 2/3 innings. His lack of success the last few years indicates his hot start is unlikely to last much longer.
May 6 - 10:34 PM

Matt Garza allowed three earned runs over six-plus innings Sunday in the Brewers' win over the Braves.

Garza allowed an RBI single to Matt Kemp in the first, a solo homer to Freddie Freeman in the sixth, and the third earned run came when Corey Knebel gave up an RBI single to Brandon Phillips shortly after Garza exited in the seventh. It was a pretty good outing overall for the veteran right-hander, who struck out seven and walked none. Still, we wouldn't trust him in fantasy leagues pushing forward.
Apr 30 - 5:06 PM

Matt Garza allowed four runs -- one earned -- over four innings Monday in the Brewers' defeat of the Reds.

Garza was left with a no-decision after needing 93 pitches to get through four innings in his 2017 regular-season debut. He walked three and gave up four hits, including a three-run homer to Scott Schebler in the top of the third inning. Garza got off to a late start this season because of a groin issue. He remains irrelevant to fantasy interests.
Apr 24 - 11:33 PM

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

Garza will make his eason debut on Monday against the Reds after missing the first few weeks of the season with a groin injury. He holds a 5.18 ERA over the last two seasons and can be ignored in fantasy leagues.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Garza hasn't been DFS relevant for some time. He pitched a partial season in 2016, allowing a .354 wOBA and 5.23 xFIP to LH bats while allowing a very high 37.4 hard contact rate. He wasn't much better against RH bats, but he did fare better in terms of keeping the ball on the ground (58.0 GB% vs. RHs compared to 51.5 vs. LHs) and therefore allowed fewer HRs. Garza struggled mightily to put the ball past LHBs - he owned just a 12.2 K% against them last season - which puts Joey Votto, Billy Hamilton and Jose Peraza into play tonight.
Apr 24 - 4:55 PM

Matt Garza (groin) will make his season debut on Monday against the Reds.

Tommy Milone is headed back to the Brewers' bullpen. Garza got a late start to the season because of a strained groin, but he made a couple rehab starts with no issues. The veteran right-hander has put up an ugly 5.18 ERA over the last two seasons and can be ignored outside of the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Apr 21 - 5:53 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell confirmed Matt Garza (groin) will be activated from the disabled list "in the coming days."

Garza landed on the DL with a strained groin he suffered late in spring training but is trending toward 100 percent after making a second minor league rehab start on Monday. Counsell was noncommittal about what role Garza will play when he's finally activated. The veteran holds a dismal 5.18 ERA over his last two seasons.
Apr 20 - 6:22 PM

Matt Garza (groin) will make another rehab start Monday for Triple-A Colorado Springs.

After that, Garza should be ready to rejoin Milwaukee's starting rotation. The right-hander looked sharp in his first rehab start, allowing just one run on two hits Wednesday against Memphis. Garza has been working his way back from a strained groin he suffered late in spring training.
Apr 13 - 5:06 PM

Matt Garza (groin) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Garza got the go-ahead after making a simulated start without issue over the weekend. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said the veteran right-hander will need at least two starts on the farm before he's considered an option for the major league rotation. Garza struggled to an 8.59 ERA over six appearances this spring in the Cactus League before landing on the disabled list with a right groin strain at the end of March.
Apr 12 - 11:38 AM

Matt Garza (groin) threw a simulated game on Friday.

Assuming he comes out of it with no issues, he's slated to make rehab starts on April 12 and 17. Garza should be ready to rejoin the Brewers' rotation after that, and he's needed with Junior Guerra (calf) going down.
Apr 7 - 4:37 PM

Matt Garza (groin) is tentatively being scheduled to make minor league starts on April 12 and April 17.

Assuming Garza can stay on track in his rehab, he will be putting in his minor league work for Triple-A Colorado Springs. He might need just the two starts before he is ready to return to action with the big league club. The veteran starter struggled to an 8.59 ERA in six outings this spring before being placed on the disabled list with a strained right groin at the end of March.
Apr 5 - 5:21 PM

Matt Garza (groin) is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week.

The hope is that he'll only need two rehab starts before joining the Brewers' rotation. Garza landed on the 10-day disabled list at the end of spring training because of a right groin strain. The 33-year-old right-hander posted a brutal 8.59 ERA over six appearances in this year's Cactus League.
Apr 4 - 5:22 PM

Brewers placed RHP Matt Garza on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right groin.

Garza had been scheduled to pitch Friday against the White Sox. The 33-year-old had a rough spring (8.59 ERA over six Cactus League starts) and hasn't been a factor in fantasy for several years. Manager Craig Counsell said he's hoping Garza will resume throwing at some point in April before going out on a minor league rehab assignment. Junior Guerra, Zach Davies, Wily Peralta, Chase Anderson and Jimmy Nelson will round out the Brewers' rotation to begin the year.
Mar 30 - 6:37 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jett Bandy
2Manny Pina
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Nick Franklin
3Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
CF1Keon Broxton
RF1Domingo Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Junior Guerra
2Zach Davies
3Chase Anderson
4Jimmy Nelson
5Matt Garza
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Neftali Feliz
3Jacob Barnes
4Oliver Drake
5Carlos Torres
6Jared Hughes
7Rob Scahill
8Wily Peralta