Matt Garza SP MIL 1 day 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 7 days 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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.

Matt Garza SP MIL 7 months ago

Garza has been scratched from his start Friday due to shoulder stiffness, Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.

It's likely the Brewers are simply being cautious with Garza now that the team is officially eliminated from the playoffs. Jimmy Nelson will make the start Friday against the Cubs in Garza's place.

Matt Garza SP MIL 7 months ago

Garza pitched for six innings Sunday against the Reds, allowing only one run on four hits and three walks while striking out six batters.

Garza struggled in his first two starts after returning from the DL September 3, but he showed his best outing in three starts Sunday. Before his injury, Garza was pitching well with a 2.88 ERA in June and 2.53 ERA in July. His strong showing Sunday could be a sign that he is getting back on track. Garza will face the Pirates on Saturday.

Matt Garza SP MIL 8 months ago

Garza pitched just four innings Tuesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and one walk, while striking out seven in a no-decision.

It has been a struggle for Garza ever since returning from the disabled list, as he has now allowed eight runs (seven earned) on 14 hits and two walks in his first two starts (spanning just seven innings) back. He now has a 3.83 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 114:45 K:BB in 152.2 innings this year. His next start is scheduled for Sunday at home against the Reds.

Matt Garza SP MIL 8 months ago

Garza (7-8) was dreadful in his return from the disabled list, lasting only three innings while giving up six runs on eight hits with a walk and three strikeouts against the Cubs.

It was Garza's first appearance in a month after dealing with a nagging oblique injury. The right-hander is having a fine year, sporting a 3.87 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 107:44 K:BB ratio. Garza will try to get back on track Monday versus the Marlins.

Matt Garza SP MIL 8 months ago

Garza (oblique) was activated from the 15-day DL on Monday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The Brewers went ahead and activated Garza a few days early, with 15 additional roster spots opening up overnight. Sidelined since early August with an oblique strain, Garza was cleared to oppose the Cubs' Kyle Hendricks on Wednesday after completing a simulated game over the weekend.