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Matt Garza
ERA W-L K
4.51 6-8 70
Team: MilwaukeeHt / Wt: 6-4 / 218 NFBC ADP: 628.53
Position: SPBorn: 11/26/1983 Birthplace: Selma, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Twins (2005)


Latest News
Sep. 27 9:56 AM PT10:56 AM MT11:56 AM CT12:56 PM ET12:56 ET16:56 GMT0:56 9:56 AM MST11:56 AM EST12:26 PM VEN20:56 UAE11:56 AM CT-Jonathan Villar homered twice and had a career-high five RBIs and Garza beat his former team as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Rangers 8-3 on Monday.
Analysis: Garza (6-8) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. He spent the second half of the 2013 season with Texas as a rental acquisition from the Chicago Cubs, going 4-5 with a 4.38 ERA. It was Garza's first appearance against Texas since 2010.
Sep. 13 7:19 PM PT8:19 PM MT9:19 PM CT10:19 PM ET22:19 ET2:19 GMT10:19 7:19 PM MST9:19 PM EST9:49 PM VEN6:19 UAE (+1)9:19 PM CT-Garza gave up five runs but only one was earned over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.
Analysis: Over his last four starts, Garza has yielded 12 runs but only three have been earned, leaving him with a 1.16 ERA.
Sep. 1 10:43 AM PT11:43 AM MT12:43 PM CT1:43 PM ET13:43 ET17:43 GMT1:43 10:43 AM MST12:43 PM EST1:13 PM VEN21:43 UAE12:43 PM CT-Garza (5-6) gave up one run and three hits in seven-plus innings while walking two and striking out eight to beat St. Louis on Wednesday.
Analysis: It was the first time this season that Garza, who missed the first two-plus months of the season with a strained lat muscle, completed seven innings. He is 4-2 with a 3.29 ERA in his last seven starts.
Aug. 22 10:03 AM PT11:03 AM MT12:03 PM CT1:03 PM ET13:03 ET17:03 GMT1:03 10:03 AM MST12:03 PM EST12:33 PM VEN21:03 UAE12:03 PM CT-Garza lasted a season-low 3 2/3 innings in Sunday's start at Seattle, in which the veteran was tagged for six runs and nine hits.
Analysis: Garza had been pitching pretty well leading up to the contest, compiling a 3-1 record and a 3.22 ERA over his previous four starts. However, his 5.27 overall ERA, low strikeout rate and placement on a non-contending team makes him a rather unappealing option.
Aug. 17 10:20 AM PT11:20 AM MT12:20 PM CT1:20 PM ET13:20 ET17:20 GMT1:20 10:20 AM MST12:20 PM EST12:50 PM VEN21:20 UAE12:20 PM CT-Garza gave up three runs, five hits and three walks in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs in the first game of a doubleheader.
Analysis: Garza is 3-1 with a 3.49 ERA in his last five starts, yielding three runs or less in each outing. He has been hurt by high pitch counts, however, lasting more than sixth innings just once in his last five outings. He'll make his next start Sunday in Seattle.
Aug. 11 5:12 PM PT6:12 PM MT7:12 PM CT8:12 PM ET20:12 ET0:12 GMT8:12 5:12 PM MST7:12 PM EST7:42 PM VEN4:12 UAE (+1)7:12 PM CT-Garza continued his recent resurgence by allowing two runs over six innings in Thursday's 11-3 win over the Braves.
Analysis: Garza has turned back the clock with a 2.60 ERA while winning each of his last three starts.
Aug. 7 9:33 AM PT10:33 AM MT11:33 AM CT12:33 PM ET12:33 ET16:33 GMT0:33 9:33 AM MST11:33 AM EST12:03 PM VEN20:33 UAE11:33 AM CT-Garza pitched a season-high 6 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs and three hits in the Brewers' 15-6 win over Arizona on Saturday.
Analysis: Garza has allowed three earned runs over 11 1/3 innings in his last two starts after going 0-4 with a 7.52 ERA in his previous five. He'll make his first start of the season against the Braves on Thursday.
Aug. 1 9:03 AM PT10:03 AM MT11:03 AM CT12:03 PM ET12:03 ET16:03 GMT0:03 9:03 AM MST11:03 AM EST11:33 AM VEN20:03 UAE11:03 AM CT-Garza won for the first time in six starts Sunday, giving up one earned run over five innings against the Pirates.
Analysis: The right-hander went 0-4 with a 7.52 ERA in his previous five outings after opening the season 1-0 with a 2.81 ERA in his first three starts.
July 27 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Garza hasn't won in five starts after giving up three runs and six innings while not receiving a decision in the Brewers' 9-4 win over Arizona on Tuesday.
Analysis: The right-hander is 0-4 with a 7.52 ERA over that stretch after opening the season 1-0 with a 2.81 ERA in his first three outings.
July 21 7:37 PM PT8:37 PM MT9:37 PM CT10:37 PM ET22:37 ET2:37 GMT10:37 7:37 PM MST9:37 PM EST10:07 PM VEN6:37 UAE (+1)9:37 PM CT-Garza gave up five runs in as many innings Thursday in a 5-3 loss to the Pirates.
Analysis: Garza's ERA in his seven starts this season rose to 5.94. He looked completely ineffective Thursday, and has only struck out 22 in 36 1/3 innings this season.
July 7 9:19 AM PT10:19 AM MT11:19 AM CT12:19 PM ET12:19 ET16:19 GMT0:19 9:19 AM MST11:19 AM EST11:49 AM VEN20:19 UAE11:19 AM CT-Garza gave up seven runs, eight hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings of the Brewers' 7-4 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.
Analysis: He is 1-5 with a 7.69 ERA in 10 starts against Washington and his ERA this season is up to 5.54. ''Behind in a lot of counts today and I had to pitch from behind and that's what happens,'' Garza said. ''You just put it in the back of your mind and get through it and get to the next one.''
July 1 8:40 PM PT9:40 PM MT10:40 PM CT11:40 PM ET23:40 ET3:40 GMT11:40 8:40 PM MST10:40 PM EST11:10 PM VEN7:40 UAE (+1)10:40 PM CT-Garza surrendered seven runs - four earned - and nine hits over 5 2/3 innings in Friday's 7-1 loss to St. Louis.
Analysis: Garza had pitched fairly well in his first three starts upon returning from the DL in mid-June, compiling a 1-0 record and 2.81 ERA. Opponents are now hitting .326 off him, though he's yet to allow a home run in 21 2/3 innings.
June 20 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Garza threw six scoreless innings in a 2-1 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday, his second start this season after recovering from a back injury
Analysis: Garza only threw 70 pitches and held the Dodgers to five hits. He's allowed one run in 10 innings this year.
Apr. 2 11:48 PM PT12:48 AM MT1:48 AM CT2:48 AM ET2:48 ET6:48 GMT14:48 11:48 PM MST1:48 AM EST2:18 AM VEN10:48 UAE1:48 AM CT-Garza was activated from the 60-day disabled list to make his season debut Tuesday at San Francisco.
Analysis: Garza missed more than two months after suffering a right lat strain during an exhibition start in early April. The veteran right-hander made three rehab starts for Single-A Wisconsin, allowing three runs over five innings in the last.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2006 Min 3 6 0 - 0 10 9 0 50.0 62 33 32 6 23 0 38 1.70 5.76
2007 Min 5 7 0 - 0 16 15 0 83.0 96 44 34 8 32 4 67 1.54 3.69
2008 TB 11 9 0 - 0 30 30 3 184.2 170 83 76 19 59 2 128 1.24 3.70
2009 TB 8 12 0 - 0 32 32 0 203.0 177 93 89 25 79 0 189 1.26 3.95
2010 TB 15 10 1 - 1 33 32 3 204.2 193 94 89 28 63 2 150 1.25 3.91
2011 ChC 10 10 0 - 0 31 31 2 198.0 186 90 73 14 63 5 197 1.26 3.32
2012 ChC 5 7 0 - 0 18 18 0 103.2 90 48 45 15 32 0 96 1.18 3.91
2013 ChC 6 1 0 - 0 11 11 0 71.0 61 26 25 8 20 2 62 1.14 3.17
2013 Tex 4 5 0 - 0 13 13 1 84.1 89 47 41 12 22 1 74 1.32 4.38
2013 Tot 10 6 0 - 0 24 24 1 155.1 150 73 66 20 42 3 136 1.24 3.82
2014 Mil 8 8 0 - 0 27 27 1 163.1 143 77 66 12 50 2 126 1.18 3.64
2015 Mil 6 14 0 - 0 26 25 0 148.2 176 102 93 23 57 3 104 1.57 5.63
2016 Mil 6 8 0 - 0 19 19 0 101.2 117 67 51 11 36 2 70 1.50 4.51
Career 87 97 1 - 1 266 262 10 1596.0 1560 804 714 181 536 23 1301 1.31 4.03

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2007 Min 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 TB 30 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .200 .000
2009 TB 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2010 TB 33 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2011 ChC 31 64 2 6 0 0 0 1 1 42 0 0 .094 .121 .094
2012 ChC 18 30 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 23 0 0 .067 .067 .100
2013 ChC 11 18 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 9 0 0 .222 .263 .278
2013 Tot 24 18 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 9 0 0 .222 .263 .278
2014 Mil 27 49 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 21 0 0 .061 .080 .082
2015 Mil 26 39 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 21 0 1 .077 .100 .077
2016 Mil 19 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 17 0 0 .036 .100 .036
Career 266 239 6 19 3 0 0 3 6 142 0 1 .079 .109 .092

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2008 TB Total 2 1 0 - 0 4 4 0 25.0 21 11 11 4 12 0 25 3.96
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 7 5 5 0 4 0 4 7.50
    LCS 2 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 13.0 8 2 2 1 6 0 14 1.38
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 6 4 4 3 2 0 7 6.00
2010 TB Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 5 2 1 1 2 0 4 1.50
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 5 2 1 1 2 0 4 1.50
Career 2 1 0 - 0 5 5 0 31.0 26 13 12 5 14 0 29 3.48

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 TB Total 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1178 96 89 92.2 68.93
Curveball 156 78 71 75.1 9.13
Slider 307 86 79 82.6 17.96
Changeup 68 88 82 85.1 3.98

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