Matt Garza SP MIL 3 days ago

Garza allowed five earned runs over five innings and took the loss as the Brewers fell to the Giants on Tuesday night. He allowed eight hits, including two home runs, and posted a 7:3 K:BB ratio in the game.

Garza was not on top of his game Tuesday, and he saw his ERA rise to 6.00 in the process. Most of that damage came in a May 16 start in which he allowed 10 earned runs, but he owns just a sub-par 4.70 ERA in his other nine starts. He will try to get on track in his next start against an Arizona squad that he has limited to 10 earned runs over 34.2 innings (2.60 ERA) in five starts since 2012.

Matt Garza SP MIL 1 week ago

Garza allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three in 6.1 innings Thursday against the Braves.

Garza dropped to 0-4 with a 4.93 ERA in six career starts against Atlanta. He was coming off a 14-1 loss last Saturday in which he allowed 10 hits and 10 runs at the New York Mets. Garza's next start is scheduled for Tuesday against San Francisco.

Matt Garza SP MIL 2 weeks ago

Garza had a nightmare outing Saturday, allowing 10 earned runs in just 3.1 innings pitched in the 14-1 loss to the Mets on Saturday.

Garza allowed all 10 runs in the fourth innings including a grand slam to Wilmer Flores. This outing boosted his ERA to 5.72 and he'll look to lower that inflated ERA in his next start against Atlanta on Thursday.

Matt Garza SP MIL 3 weeks ago

Garza pitched his best game of the season on Sunday against the Cubs, striking out nine and walking three while allowing just one run in seven innings.

The veteran has really turned it around after a sub-par start to the season, throwing four consecutive quality starts and lowering his ERA to 4.04 in the process. Garza will look to continue his recent success against the Mets on Saturday.

Matt Garza SP MIL 3 weeks ago

Garza gave up three earned runs on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts in six innings Tuesday against the Dodgers.

It was a fine outing for Garza, he just happens to pitch for a team that struggles to score and he was going against an opposing pitcher (Zack Greinke) who is one of the hottest pitchers in the game. Garza has now given up three or fewer runs in four of his last five starts, although he is 2-3 over that stretch. Look for the Brewers to try to shop Garza to a contending team in the coming months, which could allow him to win a higher percentage of his starts.

Matt Garza SP MIL 1 month ago

Garza struck out six and walked two while holding the Cardinals to three runs on seven hits over six innings in a losing effort Friday.

A pair of long balls did most of the damage against Garza, who fell to 1-3 for the season. Against a potent St. Louis offense, Garza at least did enough to keep his team in the game, but the Milwaukee offense continued to struggle against Carlos Martinez and the Cards' bullpen. Garza's next start will come Wednesday against the Reds in Cincinnati.

Matt Garza SP MIL 1 month ago

Garza struggled on Sunday against the Pirates, giving up five runs on seven hits and three walks over 6.0 innings to fall to 1-2 on the season.

He struggled with his command again, throwing just 64 of his 103 pitches for strikes, and has walked three or more batters in each of his last two starts. Garza will look to bounce back on Friday against the Cardinals, a team he held to one run over 5.2 innings last week.

Matt Garza SP MIL 1 month ago

Garza gave up six hits and five walks over 5.2 innings against the Cardinals on Monday, but managed to allow only two runs (one earned) to get the win. He struck out four batters in the outing.

Garza did extremely well with runners on base, holding them to a 1-for-9 performance with runners in scoring position. That sort of strand rate is aberrant, but he's also unlikely to put on that many runners in the first place. He hasn't yet been able to control the slider that he worked on in spring training.

Matt Garza SP MIL 2 months ago

Garza gave up four earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out just two in five innings Tuesday against the Rockies.

Considering how hot the Rockies' bats have been to start the year, it could have been worse for Garza, as four of the eight hits were doubles. He threw just 81 pitches (59 strikes), so it was a relatively small workload for his first start of the season. Garza faces another tough test Monday in St. Louis, and he will have to bring his best stuff to out-duel Adam Wainwright, who will be the opposing pitcher.

Matt Garza SP MIL 2 months ago

Garza gave up four earned runs on eight hits over three innings in his final start of the spring Thursday.

Garza was not particularly sharp this spring, giving up multiple runs in five of his six outings and posting a 6.95 ERA. However, he has rarely been good in the spring, as evidenced by his career 5.23 ERA in the exhibition season. Garza posted a 3.64 ERA in 2015 and will enter the season as the number two starter in the Brewers' rotation. He will make his regular season debut Tuesday at home against the Rockies.