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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 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

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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

Matt Garza had his best start of the season Wednesday, holding the Reds to two runs over 6 2/3 frames in an 8-3 victory.

Garza served up solo home runs to Todd Frazier and Tucker Barnhart, but he yielded just five hits and two walks while striking out four. It's the right-hander's second straight quality start, but he still sports an ugly 19/13 K/BB ratio across 29 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Dodgers at home the next time out.
Apr 29 - 3:54 PM

Matt Garza lasted six innings and allowed three runs on seven hits in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

Garza surrendered solo home runs to Jason Heyward and Jhonny Peralta, plus an RBI ground-out to Yadier Molina. He struck out six and walked two in the contest. While Garza held the Cardinals in check for the most part, the Brewer offense was unable to muster much of anything against Carlos Martinez and Garza was saddled with the tough-luck loss. Garza's been bad in the early going, posting a 5.16 ERA and a hide-the-children WHIP of 1.72 over 22 2/3 innings. Next up, a date with the Dodgers. That could end up being a very, very bad date.
Apr 25 - 2:04 AM

Matt Garza was shelled for five earned runs over six innings Sunday in a loss to the Pirates.

Garza looked shaky from the start, allowing Josh Harrison to score on a wild pitch in the first inning before yielding a first-inning RBI single to Andrew McCutchen. Garza gave up seven total hits and walked three, watching his WHIP jump up to 1.80. He also has a rough 5.40 ERA. A date with the Cardinals is next.
Apr 19 - 4:27 PM

Matt Garza wasn't particularly sharp Monday but picked up a win anyway, allowing two runs -- one earned -- over 5 2/3 innings in a 5-4 victory over the Cardinals.

Garza surrendered six hits, walked five and threw a wild pitch, needing 100 pitches to get through his 5 2/3 frames. He was able to escape relatively unscathed, though, as the Cards weren't able to cash in with runners on base. The right holds a 4.22 ERA and hasn't made it through six innings in either of his first two outings. He gets the Pirates on the road this weekend.
Apr 13 - 8:00 PM

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

Garza was moving right along until he ran into trouble in the fourth inning. The Rockies hung three runs in the inning, including a pair of RBI doubles by Nolan Arenado and Corey Dickerson. Garza struck out just two while walking one on the evening. The right-hander isn't the pitcher he once was, but he's better than his showing Tuesday. He'll look to get back on the right track Monday at the Cardinals.
Apr 7 - 11:34 PM

Matt Garza yielded four runs in three innings in his final spring start Thursday versus the Padres.

The Padres registered eight hits in total, though the right-hander struck out six and walked none. It wasn't a particularly good spring for Garza, who posted a 6.95 ERA despite a 21/6 K/BB ratio over 22 innings. Garza has been quite consistent over his career ERA-wise, but his strikeout rate has been in rapid decline since 2011. If his spring K-rate is any indication, he could be due for a rebound.
Apr 2 - 5:54 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Adam Lind
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Hector Gomez
3Hernan Perez
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Aramis Ramirez
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Ryan Braun
2Shane Peterson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kyle Lohse
2Matt Garza
3Wily Peralta
4Mike Fiers
5Jimmy Nelson
6Taylor Jungmann
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jonathan Broxton
3Will Smith
4Jeremy Jeffress
5Neal Cotts
6Michael Blazek
7Brandon Kintzler
8Scooter Gennett
9Tyler Cravy