|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||170.00||10.00||9.00||0.00||3.49||1.23||162.00||53.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 17.0||0||0|| 5.82||0||7||13|
|vs RHB|| 17.1||0||0|| 4.15||0||5||16|
|06/18/2013||Matt Garza, SP CHC|
Pedro Alvarez, 3B PIT
Aroldis Chapman, RP CIN
Rickie Weeks, 2B MIL
|Francisco Liriano, SP PIT|
Michael Young, 3B PHI
Gerrit Cole, SP PIT
Brandon Phillips, 2B CIN
|06/18/2013||Mike Leake, SP CIN|
Manny Machado, 3B BAL
|Ryan Braun, LF MIL|
Matt Garza, SP CHC
Matt Kemp, CF LAD
|06/18/2013||Michael Cuddyer, RF COL|
Tyler Colvin, RF COL
Delmon Young, RF PHI
|Matt Garza, SP CHC|
Rafael Betancourt, RP COL
Miguel Montero, C ARI
Cody Ross, RF ARI
Juan Pierre, LF MIA
|Last 10 Games|
|Matt Garza throws seven shutout against Mets|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(6/16/13) Cubs starter Matt Garza threw seven shutout innings in a no decision against the Mets.
Garza allowed just three hits and two walks over seven innings. He struck out five and lowered his ERA to 4.98. However, Carlos Marmol served up a walk-off three-run home run in the ninth inning to blow the game for Garza. At least the outing raised Garza's trade stock, which could mean less heartbreak in future starts.
|Cubs exploring trade market|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(6/13/13) The Cubs are exploring trades before the July 31 deadline, according to ESPNChicago.com.
Although he didn't mention specific players, general manager Theo Epstein confirmed the team was looking into opportunities. "We are trying to assess where we are and the needs of the other 29 teams," Epstein said.
He added, "this is kind of a long process to put together. You don't just wake up on July 31 and decide you are going to make a trade one way or the other." Epstein said the team has to be prepared for anything.
Matt Garza was thought to be available last season and could find himself on the trading block again. The team will probably also entertain dealing other pitchers.
|Matt Garza roughed up by Reds|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(6/12/13) Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza was hit hard as he suffered his first loss of the season Tuesday night against the Reds.
Garza (1-1) had a hard time keeping the ball in the park as he served up homers to Todd Frazier, Joey Votto and Xavier Paul. He surrendered a season-high nine runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings pitched in a 12-2 loss.
Garza has a 6.26 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP in five starts. He is scheduled to make his next start Sunday against the Mets at Citi Field.
|Matt Garza overcomes slow start|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(6/5/13) Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza battled though a tough start Wednesday against the Angels, eventually earning a no-decision in a game that went into extra innings.
Garza fell behind early in the game on a two-run home run in the second inning, and eventually fell behind 4-1 in the fourth inning, before the Cubs' offense battled back. He pitched into the seventh inning for the second start in a run, and exited the game with a 5-4 lead, before the bullpen allowed the Angels to tie the game.
Garza was ultimately tagged with four runs on seven hits and a walk in 6 1/3 innings, in the no-decision. He is 1-0 on the season through his first four starts, and his ERA rose to 4.03 with this outing. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against the Reds at home.
|Orioles not interested in Matt Garza|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(6/4/13) The Orioles would like to add veteran starting pitching, but the price appears to be too steep for many of the top names. Additionally, CBSSports.com Baseball insider Jon Heyman reports Tuesday the team has no interest in acquiring Matt Garza from the Cubs, despite his experience pitching and succeeding in the American League East.
Garza has a 3.38 ERA in three starts since coming off the disabled list to begin the season.
|Matt Garza's 2012 campaign was mired by injuries as he was able to make just 18 starts before an elbow injury ended his season in July. He went 5-7 with a 3.91 ERA in his 18 outings and continued to dominate the National League with 96 strikeouts in 103 2/3 innings pitched. The right-hander also walked just 32 while giving up 90 hits. Garza's elbow has healed and he has been cleared for his normal offseason routine, so the 29-year-old should be fine heading into the 2013 season. Garza has posted some solid numbers since coming to the Cubs in 2011, but poor run support continues to hinder his win total. Still, he has the potential to record 200 strikeouts with a full season of work and has not posted an ERA over 4.00 since his rookie campaign. While there is a slight injury risk, Garza should be gone by the middle rounds in most Fantasy formats on Draft Day. (Updated 12/11/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|6/19/13||@ STL||8:15 pm||Jake Westbrook|
|6/20/13||@ STL||8:15 pm||Lance Lynn|
|6/21/13||HOU||2:20 pm||Dallas Keuchel|
|6/22/13||HOU||4:05 pm||Bud Norris|
|6/23/13||HOU||2:20 pm||Jordan Lyles|
|6/25/13||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Kyle Lohse|
|6/26/13||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Yovani Gallardo|
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