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Matt Garza | Starting Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/26/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Matt Garza was saddled with the loss in Sunday's contest with the Diamondbacks after allowing three runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Garza struck out five and walked three on the afternoon. He allowed an RBI triple to Jake Lamb in the fifth inning and a shallow two-run double to a pinch-hitting Chris Owings in the sixth. A possible trade piece at the deadline, Garza holds a slew of ho-hum numbers and is currently pitching to a 5.04 ERA and 1.55 WHIP. Assuming he's still with the Brewers when August rolls around, he'll face the Cubs in his next scheduled start. Jul 26 - 8:01 PM

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Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Blue Jays have spoken to the Brewers in recent days, but do not have interest in either Matt Garza or Kyle Lohse.

The Blue Jays desperately need to find a way to upgrade their pitching staff, so if they don't have interest in the Brewers starters, perhaps its closer Francisco Rodriguez who they have interest in.
Jul 25 - 3:05 PM

Matt Garza kept the Indians scoreless over six innings Tuesday, earning the win in the Brewers' 8-1 victory.

Garza scattered six hits while walking two in the start. It was a good return to action for the right-hander, who hadn't started since July 2 due to shoulder tendinitis. The win was Garza's first since June 6, improving his record to 5-10 on the year. He owns an unremarkable 5.23 ERA and 1.53 WHIP heading into Sunday's start at the Diamondbacks.
Jul 21 - 11:29 PM

Brewers activated RHP Matt Garza from the 15-day disabled list.

Garza, out since July 3 with right shoulder tendinitis, will make his return Tuesday night against the Indians. The 31-year-old owns an ugly 5.55 ERA on the year and would seem to have limited trade appeal leading up to July 31.
Jul 21 - 3:23 PM

Matt Garza will be activated from the disabled list and start for the Brewers on Tuesday against the Indians.

Garza has been on the disabled list since July 6, retroactive to July 3, with tendinitis in his right shoulder. He had been rocked in his previous two starts before that move and probably shouldn't be trusted out of the gate against a sometimes-dangerous Tribe offense. Garza owns a 5.55 ERA on the season.
Jul 20 - 2:23 PM

Brewers placed RHP Matt Garza on the disabled list, retroactive to July 3, with right shoulder tendinitis.

This is somewhat surprising, as there was little indication that Garza was dealing with arm troubles. It's unknown if this has been impacting his recent performance, but in his last two starts, he's been hit hard to the tune of 11 runs on 23 hits over 11 1/3 innings. For the season, Garza holds a 5.55 ERA and 68/33 K/BB ratio. No timetable has been set for his return as of yet.
Jul 6 - 2:50 PM

Matt Garza struggled in a no-decision against the Phillies on Thursday, giving up four runs on 10 hits over his six frames.

Garza struck out three on the night while issuing one free pass. He left with his team maintaining a 7-4 advantage, but the Brewers bullpen was unable to hold on and provide his fifth victory. Mired in a high disappointing season, he'll carry a 5.55 ERA and 68/33 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's matchup against the Braves.
Jul 2 - 10:47 PM

Matt Garza was obliterated in Sunday's loss to the Rockies, surrendering seven runs on 13 hits in his 5 1/3 innings.

Garza did manage to strike out four on the afternoon and didn't issue a free pass. While pitching at Coors Field is no easy task, Garza simply wasn't fooling anyone in his one, as the entire Rockies lineup had great swings against him. He'll look to get back on track on Saturday when he carries a 5.48 ERA and 1.54 WHIP into his matchup against the Twins.
Jun 21 - 7:29 PM

Matt Garza gave up 13 hits and six runs in a loss to the Royals on Tuesday.

Garza didn't have it from the outset, but he was hung out to dry a little bit by a club that needed some innings from its starter. Garza struck out three while allowing two homers in the loss. The outing actually ended a decent stretch for Garza, who hadn't allowed more than one earned run in any of his last three starts. Tuesday's rough game left him with a 5.07 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. It doesn't get much friendlier for Garza on Sunday, when he visits the Rockies.
Jun 16 - 11:11 PM

Matt Garza fired seven innings of one-run ball in a 4-2 win over the Twins on Saturday.

The only damage against him was an RBI single from Joe Mauer in the sixth inning. Garza held his former team to just six hits in all while striking out three batters and walking none. The veteran right-hander has now put together back-to-back strong starts, but still owns a disappointing 5.09 ERA on the year. He'll try to keep his recent upswing going in a start against the Nationals next week at home.
Jun 6 - 5:51 PM

Matt Garza allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings in a loss to the Giants on Tuesday.

Garza allowed two home runs among his eight hits, giving up runs in three of his five innings of work. He also walked three, but on the bright side, he struck out seven in the start. Garza is still winless in May, and the loss dropped him to 2-7 with a 6.00 ERA and 1.58 WHIP. Garza will look to start off June on the right foot when he takes on the Cardinals on Monday.
May 27 - 12:19 AM

Matt Garza was charged with four runs in 6 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Braves.

Garza was left in to give up 10 runs last time out. Tonight, he allowed one run through six innings, then got charged with three runs as part of the Braves' seven-run seventh inning. It seems like Craig Counsell doesn't have a very good read on him yet. Garza's ERA has ballooned from 4.04 to 5.71 as a result of the outings.
May 21 - 10:24 PM

Matt Garza melted down against the Mets during Saturday's 14-1 loss, surrendering 10 runs in just 3 1/3 innings.

Garza had allowed just one run entering the fourth inning. Then he allowed many, many more. A Wilmer Flores grand slam will get the headlines, but it was surrounded by a bevy of RBI hits to lead to a 10-run frame. Garza allowed 13 base-runners in the game total, with 10 hits surrendered to go with three walks. The outing looks even worse given that it came on the heels of his best start of the season, a nine-strikeout, three-hit gem over seven innings against the Cubs. Garza now holds a somewhat skewed 5.72 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 35/22 K/BB ratio across 45 2/3 innings. He's better than those numbers and will face off with the Braves on the road in his next start, as he attempts to normalize his stats.
May 16 - 10:10 PM

Matt Garza had his best outing of the season on Sunday, striking out nine Cubs and allowing just one run over seven innings.

Garza had allowed three or more runs in four of his first six starts, but he had things rolling against the Cubs. Along with the nine strikeouts, he gave up just three hits. Plus, three walks. The only run to dent his line came via a solo homer by Miguel Montero in the sixth inning. Garza now holds a 4.04 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and a 33/19 K/BB ratio over 42 1/3 innings. The walks remain a concern. Next up, a road start against the Mets.
May 10 - 5:43 PM

Matt Garza allowed three runs over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

Garza kept the Dodgers off the board until the sixth inning, when Justin Turner hit a three-run homer that ended up being the difference in the game. Garza gave up four hits and walked three on the night, striking out five. The right-hander fell to 2-4 with the loss. He'll look to improve on his 4.58 ERA and 1.50 WHIP against the Cubs on Sunday.
May 6 - 12:26 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Adam Lind
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Hector Gomez
3Hernan Perez
SS1Jean Segura
LF1Khris Davis
RF1Ryan Braun
2Shane Peterson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kyle Lohse
2Matt Garza
3Wily Peralta
4Jimmy Nelson
5Taylor Jungmann
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Will Smith
4Michael Blazek
5Neal Cotts
6Corey Knebel
7Tyler Thornburg
8Preston Guilmet
9Brandon Kintzler