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Matt Garza | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/26/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (25) / MIN
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Matt Garza allowed five runs on eight hits over four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.
Garza had allowed just three earned runs in his previous 23 1/3 innings coming into the start -- a bit of a deceiving stat, considering he'd also allowed four unearned runs in his last start and had allowed a homer in each of those four outings -- but the Pirates struck quickly with two runs after their first three batters. Things got only slightly better from there. The loss dropped Garza to 5-8 with a 4.52 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 18 starts overall. An attractive bounce-back opportunity for the 32-year-old lies in a Sunday date with the Reds. Sep 20 - 11:58 PM

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Matt Garza gave up five runs -- but just one earned -- on eight hits over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.

A couple errors leading off the bottom of the third inning got Garza into trouble and ensured the runs would be unearned, but it's not as though the right-hander was otherwise sharp. He gave up a home run among his eight hits allowed, and a two-run double in that third inning contributed to the four-run frame. Tuesday's outing was a bit of an outlier for the 32-year-old, who had actually been very good his previous three times out. Garza now owns a 4.22 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 17 starts overall, and he'll try to regain that prior form in a tough test against the Cubs on Sunday.
Sep 13 - 9:47 PM

Matt Garza delivered six innings of one-run baseball in a no-decision effort versus the Cubs on Wednesday.

He gave up just three hits and two free passes while fanning five to continue his recent hot streak. This outing was especially impressive considering it came against the potent Cubs offense. Garza's record holds at 5-6 with a 4.36 ERA in 16 starts. He has a tasty matchup with the low-scoring Reds on tap next week.
Sep 7 - 11:59 PM

Matt Garza pitched seven innings of one-run ball to beat the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Garza has come out of nowhere to strike out 17 in his last two starts. Before that, he had struck out 17 in a span of six-starts from July 26-Aug. 21. We certainly wouldn't want to trust Garza in mixed leagues right now, but the Brewers will take it.
Aug 31 - 11:09 PM

Matt Garza pitched well in a losing effort against the Pirates on Friday allowing five runs (zero earned) on five hits in hi 5 1/3 innings of work.

Garza punched out nine batters on the night while walking three. All of the damage against him occurred in the sixth inning, where the first two Pirates reached on errors to start a five-run uprising, capped off by a grand slam off the bat of Jordy Mercer. Garza will look to improve upon a 4.89 ERA and 1.60 WHIP when he does battle against the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Aug 26 - 11:40 PM

Matt Garza yielded three earned runs over five innings Tuesday as the Brewers dropped the first half of a doubleheader against the Cubs.

Chicago's quick-strike offense put a run on the board in the bottom of the first inning on an Addison Russell sacrifice fly. Dexter Fowler then flew home from third base on a wild pitch in the bottom of the third, and Chris Coghlan did the same in the bottom of the fourth on a Trevor Cahill bunt. Garza walked three, struck out two, and gave up five hits. He has a 4.87 ERA and 1.55 WHIP on the year.
Aug 16 - 5:52 PM

Matt Garza beat the Braves by allowing two runs in six innings Thursday.

Garza has somehow won three straight starts. He has a 4.83 ERA in his 11 starts since returning from a shoulder injury. That he's fanned just 34 in 59 2/3 innings wouldn't seem to bode well for continued success.
Aug 11 - 5:48 PM

Matt Garza turned in a quality start to earn a win on Saturday, yielding three runs in 6 1/3 innings as the Brewers beat the Diamondbacks.

He gave up three hits, walked three and fanned three. He was spotless over the first six frames but gave up a two-run homer to Welington Castillo in the seventh inning before being relieved of duty. Garza was good tonight but is not having a good season. He struggles to miss bats, fanning only 32 batters in 53 2/3 innings this season. He has a 3-4 record with a 5.20 ERA.
Aug 7 - 12:34 AM

Matt Garza allowed three runs over six innings Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

Garza gave up five hits and walked two in the quality start, his first such start in over a month and only his second QS in eight starts this year. Despite that, he didn't factor in the decision, leaving his record at 1-4 with a 5.74 ERA and 1.68 WHIP. Garza will try again for that second win Sunday against the Pirates.
Jul 27 - 12:22 AM

Matt Garza allowed five runs -- four earned -- over five innings in Thursday's loss to the Pirates.

Garza gave up eight hits, including a home run, while walking two in the start. The loss was his fourth in a row after going 1-0 in his first three starts. The right-hander has a 5.94 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in his seven starts this year, and he'll look to break the losing streak Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
Jul 21 - 10:31 PM

Matt Garza was touched up for four earned runs in his 5 1/3 innings of work in a loss to the Reds on Friday.

He managed only three strikeouts against two walks. Garza now has a 5.74 ERA after six starts, which is very similar to the 5.63 ERA he produced last year. He has 19 strikeouts and 11 walks in 31 1/3 innings. He is best left on the waiver wire.
Jul 15 - 10:59 PM

Matt Garza had nothing in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals, surrendering seven runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Six of the seven runs on Garza's line scored via home runs off the bats of Bryce Harper, Jose Lobaton and Ryan Zimmerman. The veteran right-hander will have the All-Star break to lick his statistical wounds -- highlighted/lowlighted by a 5.54 ERA and 1.77 WHIP.
Jul 6 - 7:03 PM

Matt Garza gave up seven runs (four earned) over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Friday.

The big blow was a five-run fourth inning, which was set in motion due to an error by Garza. The veteran right-hander allowed nine hits and walked three in the loss. He fell to 1-1 on the year and owns a 3.74 ERA and 14/7 K/BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings over his first four starts. He gets the Nationals on the road next.
Jul 1 - 11:16 PM

Matt Garza gave up four runs over six innings in a win over the Nationals on Saturday.

It wasn't a great, or even very good, start for the right-hander -- he gave up seven hits and walked three on the afternoon -- but it was enough to get him his first win of the season. Garza has been left for dead in recent years, but he has a respectable 2.81 ERA in three starts since coming off the disabled list on June 15. The 32-year-old will take on the Cardinals on Friday.
Jun 25 - 9:19 PM

Matt Garza was terrific in a no-decision on Sunday, firing six shutout innings against the Dodgers.

Garza scattered five hits and struck out two without walking a batter in the contest. He left with his team ahead 1-0 and in line for the victory, but the Brewers bullpen was unable to protect his lead. He has shown the ability to be a quality mixed league pitcher in the past, so it isn't out of the realm of possibility that he could be a useful fantasy commodity once again. He'll take on the Nationals his next time out on Sunday.
Jun 19 - 9:55 PM