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22 Matt Garza SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/215 | Birthdate: 11/26/1983 | Birthplace: Selma, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Milwaukee | College: Fresno State | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $10,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 84/52 | Average Draft Position: 170.23
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Matt Garza tosses seven one-run innings vs. Rays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza didn't factor in to the decision Tuesday, giving up one earned run on five hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out two in his team's 5-1 loss to the Rays.

Garza surrendered just a solo home run in the sixth inning while facing his old team, but the offense couldn't muster more than a single run before the Rays broke the game open in the eighth. Garza owns a 3.74 ERA and 100:43 K:BB ratio in 139 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Giants next Tuesday.


Matt Garza dazzles over eight innings


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza turned in an excellent start Thursday against the Mets.

Garza gave up just one run on two hits over eight innings of work. He struck out four and walked one. Garza was fantastic throughout the game, facing the minimum of three batters in five of his eight innings. The only blemish against Garza was a solo home run by Lucas Duda in the seventh inning. Other than that, he gave up a single in the third and walked a batter in the fourth. That was all Garza gave up during the game. 

With the win, Garza improved to 7-7 on the year. His next start will come against the Rays.


Matt Garza can't finish first inning in loss Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza was only able to record one out before being removed from Saturday's game, taking a loss while giving up five earned runs on five hits and two walks in his team's 8-3 defeat against the Nationals.

Garza (6-7) managed to complete six innings in 11 straight starts heading into the break, giving up just two runs on five hits and four walks in his final two starts of the first half, but he was removed after six straight runners reached base with one out in the first inning Saturday. He owns a 4.04 ERA and 94:40 K:BB ratio in 124 2/3 innings. Garza is slated to face the Mets Thursday.


Brewers announce rotation plans for Nationals series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) The Brewers announced Sunday their rotation plans for the first series out of the All-Star break at Washington, according to the Milwaukee Journal SentinelKyle Lohse will start the second-half opener Friday, and he will be followed by Matt Garza and Yovani Gallardo.

Matt Garza a hard luck loser Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza was a hard luck loser Thursday against the Phillies.

Garza was exceptional early on, holding the Phillies hitless through six innings. He managed to pitch around two singles in the seventh, but ran into some trouble in the eighth. Garza gave up a double and a walk during the inning, though did manage to notch two outs. He was pulled from the game at that point. Will Smith came on in relief and immediately allowed a two-run single. Both runs were charged to Garza, giving him the loss.

Garza's record dropped to 6-6 with the loss. His next start will come shortly after the All-Star break. 


Matt Garza masterful against the Reds Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza turned in a masterful performance Saturday against the Reds.

Garza went the full nine innings, giving up just two hits. He walked two hitters and struck out nine. Garza threw 111 pitches during the appearance. Offense was scarce for both teams Saturday, but Garza was fortunate to get one run in the first inning. That was all he needed, as he tossed his first complete game shutout of the season. 

With the win, Garza improved to 6-5 on the year. He'll take on the Phillies during his next start. 


Matt Garza gets some help to get back to .500


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza won for the first time in four starts Saturday, in a 7-4 win over the Rockies.

Garza went 0-1 despite tossing quality starts in each of his previous three outings, but got some support this time around. He breezed through the first five innings unscathed before running into trouble, and ended up charged with four earned runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings. Garza struck out four and walked no hitters on 103 pitches in the win.

Garza improved his record to 5-5, while his ERA rose slightly to 4.10. He will try to make it two wins in a row when he takes the mound next Saturday in Cincinnati. 


Matt Garza strikes out seven in loss vs. Nationals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza took the loss Monday after giving up three earned runs on five hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out seven in his team's 3-0 defeat against the Nationals.

Garza (4-5) made one big mistake in the game, as Adam LaRoche knocked a three-run home run in the third inning from which the Milwaukee starter couldn't recover. It was Garza's first home run in five starts, and he now owns a 4.01 ERA and 77:34 K:BB ratio in 101 innings. He's scheduled to take on the Rockies at home Saturday.


Matt Garza strikes out four in no-decision Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza didn't factor into Wednesday's decision after surrendering three runs (two earned) on seven hits in 7 2/3 innings while striking out four and walking none in his team's 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Garza gave up two runs in the first inning and saw another cross the plate in the third, but he buckled down from that point on and left with the game tied in the eighth inning. He's now ripped off five straight quality starts to bring his ERA down to 4.02. He takes that ERA and a 70:32 K:BB ratio in 94 innings into Monday's matchup with the Nationals.


Matt Garza hit with no-decision Friday vs. Reds


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Brewers starter Matt Garza was forced to settle for a no-decision Friday night against the Reds. The right-hander surrendered five runs -- one earned -- on seven hits and one walk while striking out one in seven innings of a 6-5 victory.

Over his last three starts covering 19 1/3 innings, Garza has allowed four earned runs. He owns a 4.17 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP through 14 starts (86 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday at Arizona.

Matt Garza wins second straight


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Brewers starter Matt Garza got back to .500 Saturday against the Pirates, in a 9-3 win.

Garza was effectively wild in the outing, tossing a quality start despite walking five batters. He scattered the five walks and six hits in six innings of work, while allowing three runs. Garza struck out just one batter while throwing 57 of 96 pitches for strikes in the win, his second in a row.

Garza is now 4-4 on the season, and has tossed three quality starts in a row to lower his ERA to 4.42. His next outing is set for Friday against the Reds.


Matt Garza strikes out eight in scoreless outing Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza earned a win Monday, giving up six hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings while striking out eight and walking two in his team's 6-2 victory over the Twins.

Garza (3-4) turned in his first scoreless performance of the season doubled as his first win since May 5. He owns a 4.42 ERA and 64:26 K:BB ratio in 73 1/3 innings. Garza is slated to square off with the Pirates Saturday.


Matt Garza K's 9, loses lead late


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza  got plenty of help early in Tuesday's start against the Orioles, but couldn't make it stand up in a 7-6 win.

 Garza was staked to a 5-0 lead after four innings, but ended up in line for a loss by the time he left the game. Garza allowed six runs between the fourth and seventh innings, though only three were earned.

Garza was charged with three runs on five hits and a pair of walks, while also striking out a season-high nine batters. He was ultimately bailed out by a late rally and finished with a no-decision, leaving him 2-4 with a 4.84 ERA.

Garza is now winless in his last four starts, a streak he will try to bring to an end Monday against the Twins. 


Matt Garza escapes shaky start with no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza endured a shaky outing, but managed to escape with a no-decision Thursday night against the Braves in Atlanta. The right-hander yielded four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out one in 6 1/3 innings of a 5-4 defeat.

Garza has allowed three-plus earned runs in each of his last five starts. He owns a 4.92 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP in 10 starts (60 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Tuesday at home against Baltimore.

Matt Garza stays sharp in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza pitched well Saturday against the Cubs in Chicago, but suffered his first loss since April 30.

Garza (2-4) allowed a run-scoring double to Starlin Castro and a two-run double to Wellington Castillo in the opening frame before settling down. He was charged with three earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out seven in seven innings of a 3-0 defeat. He tossed 105 pitches, 66 for strikes.

Garza gas allowed three earned runs in each of his last three starts. He'll look to get back on the winning side on Thursday at Atlanta. In his previous meeting against the Braves, Garza allowed one run on two hits in eight innings of work on April 2.

Matt Garza can't secure second straight win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza couldn't pitch his way to a second straight win Sunday against the Yankees. The right-hander did not factor in a 6-5 win, as he allowed three runs on six hits and four walks in five innings, while striking out four.

The right-hander had a rough start, as New York jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Kelly Johnson drove in two runs with a ground-rule double.

However, Garza would settle down and not allow another run over his last four innings. He left the game trailing 3-2, but was off the hook for the loss as the Brewers rallied to take a 5-3 lead in the sixth inning.

Garza, who is 2-3 through eight starts, will be back on the hill Saturday against the Cubs. He is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA against Chicago this season.


Matt Garza does not skip a beat in Monday win over D-Backs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza, who left his last start with a right thumb contusion, did not skip a beat on Monday, securing his second win of the season in a quality start against the Diamondbacks.

Garza (2-3) allowed a pair of run-scoring singles to Aaron Hill and another run-scoring single to Miguel Montero. He yielded three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings of an 8-3 win. He tossed 98 pitches, 66 for strikes, improving his ERA to 4.93 on the year.

Garza will make his next start Sunday at home against the Yankees.

Matt Garza on track for next scheduled start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza completed a bullpen session Friday without any issues, and remains on track to start Monday against the Diamondbacks, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Garza left Wednesday's game against the Cardinals due to a right thumb contusion. He is 1-3 with a 5.00 ERA in six starts (36 innings).


Matt Garza listed as day to day with right thumb contusion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) The Brewers announced starting pitcher Matt Garza left Wednesday's game against the Cardinals due to a right thumb contusion. He is listed as day to day.

Garza was injured during his at-bat in the top of the fourth inning, per MLB.com. He hit a broken-bat groundout.


Matt Garza leaves start with apparent injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza left Wednesday's game in the bottom of the fourth inning with an apparent hand injury. Garza exited the game after issuing a leadoff walk in the bottom of the fourth with Milwaukee trailing 4-3.

After having his right hand checked by the trainer, Garza attempted one warmup pitch. After further evaluation, Garza was lifted from the game in favor of reliever Wei-Chung Wang.

Garza had a rough day before leaving Wednesday's game. He fell behind early as Matt Holliday had an RBI single in the first inning.

The Brewers took a 2-1 lead in the second inning on Mark Reynolds' two-run homer and pushed the lead to 3-1 on Carlos Gomez's solo homer in the third, but Garza gave the lead back to St. Louis on Matt Adams' three-run homer in the bottom of the third.

Garza, who threw 83 pitches, was charged with five runs on five hits and four walks in three-plus innings. Wang allowed his inherited runner to score, which was a fifth run charged to Garza, who struck out four. Garza's next scheduled start is for Monday vs. Arizona.


Matt Garza Ks seven for first win of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza put together a quality start on Friday, collecting his first win of the season in his team's 5-2 victory over the Cubs. The right-hander permitted two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out seven over seven innings pitched.

Garza owns a 4.09 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, with a 26:8 K:BB ratio over 33 innings of work. He'll look for his second straight win Wednesday at St. Louis.

Matt Garza struggles in no-decision Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza gave up six runs (five earned) on eight hits and three walks in five innings while striking out two in his team's 8-7 win over the Pirates Saturday.

Garza did enough to take the loss but was bailed out when a Ryan Braun home run in the ninth inning gave the Brewers the lead. The Milwaukee starter has yet to earn a victory this season while posting a 4.50 ERA and 19:7 K:BB ratio in 26 innings. He'll take on the Cubs at home Friday.


Matt Garza surrenders four runs in loss Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza gave up four earned runs on nine hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out six in his team's 4-0 loss to the Cardinals.

Garza (0-2) gave up a solo home run in the second inning but battled back to turn in three scoreless innings going into the sixth. He then gave up another homer, this time with two men on base. Garza's still looking for his first win despite putting up a quality 3.43 ERA and 17:4 K:BB ratio in 21 innings. He'll take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh Saturday.


Matt Garza takes no-decision vs. Phillies Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Brewers pitcher Matt Garza didn't earn a decision Wednesday after surrendering four runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks in six innings and striking out four in his team's 9-4 win over the Phillies.

Garza was staked to a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning before giving it back by allowing three runs in the bottom of the inning. He pitched relatively well thereafter to notch his second straight quality start. Garza is slated to take on the Cardinals at home Monday.


Matt Garza takes loss despite eight-strong innings


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza brought his "A" game to the ballpark in his season debut Wednesday against the Braves. Unfortunately, he ended up as the tough-luck loser in a 1-0 defeat.

Garza (0-1) and Braves starting pitcher Aaron Harang had quite the pitcher's duel, as both starters had no-hitters through six innings. Garza was close to making it through seven no-hit innings before Chris Johnson parked a solo home run over the left-field wall with two outs, which turned out to be the decisive run. Harang lost his no-hitter to start the bottom of the seventh.

Garza was charged with one run on two hits and one walk in eight innings. He had seven strikeouts. Garza's next scheduled start is for next Wednesday against the Phillies.

"Garza, boy I liked the way he threw the ball," manager Ron Roenicke said. "He's gonna win a lot of games if he pitches like that."