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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 hammered for seven earned runs in 4 2/3 innings as the Brewers fell to the Nationals on Sunday.
Garza was staked to a two-run lead after the top of the first inning in the nation's capital, but he gave back one run in the bottom of the first and four runs in the third. Washington then poured on another four runs in the fifth. Garza's ERA is back up above 5.00. He'll get the Reds next at home. Aug 23 - 5:08 PM

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Matt Garza earned his 13th loss after yielding five runs in five innings to the Marlins on Monday.

The Marlins scored twice in the third inning on Dee Gordon's single and another two in the fourth came on a Derek Dietrich home run. Martin Prado tacked on a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Overall, Garza gave up eight hits, walked none, and struck out only two. Though the right-hander has pitched much better coming out of the All-Star break, he still owns a 4.98 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP, and a 93/46 K/BB ratio over 135 2/3 innings. Garza will toe the rubber on the road against the Nationals next.
Aug 17 - 11:17 PM

Matt Garza pitched seven innings of two-run ball, getting a no-decision as the Brewers fell in 10 innings to the Cubs on Wednesday.

Garza allowed a solo home run to Kris Bryant in the second inning and an RBI single to Addison Russell in the fifth. They were two of only three hits he gave up while walking two and striking out four. He's been a much more effective pitcher since returning from the disabled list after the All-Star break, carrying a 2.56 ERA in his last five starts. Garza will look to keep it going next week when he hosts the Marlins.
Aug 12 - 11:12 PM

Matt Garza hurled a solid start in a 10-1 win over the Padres on Thursday afternoon, allowing one run on two hits over seven innings.

Garza struck out five and walked two in the contest. He was the beneficiary of a big day by the Brewer offense and held a 7-0 lead through four innings before Melvin Upton Jr. finally managed to dent the scoreboard with a solo homer off of the veteran right-hander in the fifth inning. While Garza's pitched well in each of his last two starts, outings like these have not been the norm this season and he's the current owner of a 4.95 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. He'll head to Wrigley to face the Cubs in his next start. We wouldn't recommend him for even deeper NL-only formats at this point, but if he can put another few starts together that don't look awful, there might be some value here for needy owners.
Aug 6 - 5:48 PM

Matt Garza tossed a quality start in Saturday's loss to the Cubs, allowing three runs on four hits over six innings.

Garza's name was floated about in various rumors prior to the trade deadline, but the veteran right-hander remains a Brewer for the time being. He struck out five and walked four in Saturday's contest with the Cubs. Anthony Rizzo burned him for a three-run homer in the third inning, but Garza otherwise kept the scoreboard clean. His overall numbers are poor, as he holds a 5.17 ERA and 1.53 WHIP, but he'll toss up a respectably veteran outing from time to time. The Padres are up next on his schedule.
Aug 1 - 10:30 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Adam Lind
2Jason Rogers
2B1Scooter Gennett
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Hernan Perez
2Elian Herrera
LF1Khris Davis
2Shane Peterson
CF1Domingo Santana
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Garza
2Wily Peralta
3Jimmy Nelson
4Taylor Jungmann
5Tyler Cravy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Will Smith
4Michael Blazek
5Corey Knebel
6Tyler Thornburg
7Kyle Lohse