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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||170.00||8.00||10.00||0.00||3.81||1.29||128.00||47.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 43.0||0||0|| 4.60||0||18||31|
|vs RHB|| 50.0||0||0|| 6.30||0||14||34|
|12/25/2014||Jimmy Rollins, SS LAD|
Matt Garza, SP MIL
Scott Feldman, SP HOU
Jay Bruce, RF CIN
|Carlos Beltran, RF NYY|
|12/24/2014||Starling Marte, LF PIT||Shane Greene, SP DET|
Clay Buchholz, SP BOS
Matt Garza, SP MIL
Kyle Lohse, SP MIL
|12/22/2014||Lance Lynn, SP STL|
Ryan Zimmerman, 1B WAS
|Nelson Cruz, RF SEA|
Matt Garza, SP MIL
|Last 10 Games|
Brewers SP Matt Garza struggles again for 10th loss
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/27/15) It's usually nice to be a league-leader in a statistical category. Unless that category is defeats.
Brewers right-hander Matt Garza joined Phillies starter Aaron Harang atop the major leagues in that dubious ranking by losing his 10th decision Saturday against Minnesota. And he continued a trend of poor performances along the way.
Garza allowed four earned runs on five hits in six innings with three walks and two strikeouts. He has also given up 16 home runs this season, courtesy of blasts off the bats of Eduardo Escobar in the fifth inning and Torii Hunter in the sixth that produced all the runs.
"I beat myself," Garza told MLB.com. "That's all it was. Positives, yeah. I felt good the first four [innings], but for some reason I can't get away from that big inning. I'm going to find it. I'm going to keep working, keep looking and eventually it's all going to click."
Garza has surrendered 17 runs on a whopping 31 hits in his last 18 innings pitched to send his ERA soaring to 5.52.
Brewers SP Matt Garza allows seven runs in loss
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(6/21/15) Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza was in a flow after two innings against the Rockies on Sunday, but then everything that could go wrong for him did.
Garza allowed 10 runs, seven of which were earned runs over 5 1/3 innings before being removed from the game. He picked up his ninth loss of the season, but did manage to add four strikeouts to his season totals.
Garza (4-9) has a 5.48 ERA with 63 strikeouts and 29 walks in 87 innings this season.
"It's obviously frustrating, and I'm just trying to endure the worst year of my career so far," Garza said. "Just keep pushing. Just keep plugging and try to get better. That's about it. That's all I got."
Brewers might find it difficult to trade SP Matt Garza
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/19/15) The Brewers would like to move starting pitcher Matt Garza, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. However, the Brewers could find it difficult to trade the veteran right-hander, per Heyman.
Garza signed a four-year, $50 million free agent contract with Milwaukee in Jan. 2014. His contract also includes a $13 million vesting option for 2018.
Brewers' Matt Garza shelled in loss
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/16/15) Brewers starter Matt Garza gave up a career-high 13 hits in Tuesday's loss to Kansas City.
Garza allowed six runs in 6 2/3 innings. He didn't walk a batter and struck out three. Garza surrendered two home runs, the fourth time this season he's allowed more than one homer.
The loss snapped a personal two-game winning streak for Garza. He dropped to 4-8 on the year. His next start is Sunday at Colorado.
Brewers SP Matt Garza knocked around in no-decision Thursday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/11/15) Brewers starter Matt Garza got bailed out by his offense late in Thursday's win over the Nationals, as he settled for a no-decision. Garza gave up five runs on eight hits over six innings of work, while striking out seven. He did not walk a batter for the second consecutive start.
Garza got hit early and often, as he allowed a run in the top of the first, and then a solo home run to Clint Robinson in the second inning. He also got touched up for a three-run fifth inning. Fortunately for him, the Brewers were able to come back and tie the game in the seventh, and then brought the eventual winning run home in the eighth.
"We gave them some runs in the fourth, but Matt came back with two good scoreless innings and then the bullpen was really good again," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said, per MLB.com. "We kept chipping away. It's great to see. Down four, that's a pretty good deficit. We kept chipping away and we got to them."
Garza (4-7, 4.92 ERA) snapped a personal two-start winning streak with Thursday's performance. He will look to get back in the win column in his next outing, scheduled for Tuesday at home against the Royals.
|2014 summary: In all the ways Matt Garza may have stood out in the past, he didn't in 2014, his first year with the Brewers. He had a 12-start stretch midseason in which he compiled a 2.52 ERA, but with a lower-than-usual strikeout rate and some bad luck in the wins column, it barely even registered in mixed leagues. |
Playing time status: Garza doesn't have a clean bill of health going into 2014, having been shut down late in 2014 with shoulder stiffness. It doesn't sound like much on its own, but remember he also missed the first month and a half of 2013 with a strained lat and stress reaction in his elbow, not mention almost all of August last year with a strained oblique. The accumulation and variety of his injuries are of some concern for a pitcher with only moderate upside.
2015 outlook: Garza wasn't a bust in 2014, but he never gave Fantasy owners reasons to pursue him either, which will make him easy to overlook in 2015. And that's probably for the best. While starting pitching as a whole has improved over the last several years, Garza's numbers have stayed about the same -- and he wasn't a stud to begin with. An asset in no one category, he's that guy you draft to fill out your rotation when you can't come up with anyone more exciting.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/2/15||@ PHI||6:35 pm||Chad Billingsley|
|7/3/15||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Michael Lorenzen|
|7/4/15||@ CIN||7:15 pm||Josh Smith|
|7/5/15||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Mike Leake|
|7/6/15||ATL||8:10 pm||Matt Wisler|
|7/7/15||ATL||8:10 pm||Williams Perez|
|7/8/15||ATL||2:10 pm||Julio Teheran|
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