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Matt Garza (SP)

Milwaukee Brewers - 42% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Matt Garza was the losing pitcher on Friday night at Miller Park against St. Louis despite turning in a quality start. He threw six innings of three run ball. He allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out six batters.

Fantasy Impact: It was Garza's third loss of the season, but the quality start helped fantasy owners in leagues where that category counts. Garza was burned by two home runs and the Brewers offense couldn't provide any run support for the righty. Despite the loss, it was a decent outing for Garza, who will look to generate a high K/9 in his next start against the Reds in Cincinnati on Wednesday.


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Matt Garza was hittable again on Sunday, giving up five earned runs on seven hits to the Pirates. He walked three batters and struck out three.

Fantasy Impact: It was another medicore start from Garza. He was able to get through six innings, but gave up too many hits and runs during his outing. He threw 103 pitches over six innings, and while he was able to spare his bullpen extreme mop-up duty, it wasn't enough to help the Brewers secure their third win of the season. Garza owners should sit the inconsistent starter until he can raise his K/9 and lower his K/BB ratios.


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Matt Garza was the winning pitcher on Monday afternoon against the Cardinals, throwing five and two-thirds innings while allowing six hits and one earned run. He struck out four, but also issued five free passes.

Fantasy Impact: Garza was lifted after throwing 100 pitches in the middle of the sixth inning. He wasn't that sharp with his command, and the Cardinals left many opportunities on the table stranding seven runners against him. Owning Matt Garza on your fantasy team is a roller-coaster ride. The next ride will be against the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Sunday.


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Matt Garza was the losing pitcher against the Rockies on Tuesday night, giving up four runs over five innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Garza threw 81 pitches in his five innings of work, striking out two batters and walking one. He was cruising through the Rockies lineup until allowing a series of hits in the fourth innings. Garza didn't have his superb slider working as a strikeout pitch, and the Rockies took advantage of his fastball. Garza will try to bounce back against the Pirates on Sunday.


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Matt Garza was roughed up by the Padres on Thursday, allowing eight hits and four earned runs over three innings.

Fantasy Impact: Garza did strike out six batters and didn't allow a single walk, which is a positive sign. Garza is prone to giving up hits and runs in bunches, but his strikeout rates have always been solid. He's a good source of cheap strikeouts to fill out your fantasy roster.


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Garza pitched 4.2 innings Sunday against the White Sox, giving up four hits and two runs along with three strikeouts in Milwaukee's 13-4 win. His spring ERA is now 5.40.

Fantasy Impact: Garza has always been a talented pitcher but has been hampered by injuries over his career. His average draft position is 347. He will be available in the later portions of your draft but is more suited for NL-only leagues or as an injury replacement waiver wire pickup.


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Making his second start of the spring, Garza pitched three innings allowing two hits and giving up two earned runs against the Giants on Wednesday. Working on his new mechanics, Garza did settle down and threw a perfect third inning.

Fantasy Impact: Garza is hoping to have a healthy 2015 as durability has hampered his career over the past 10 seasons. Last year Garza missed almost a month with a left oblique strain he suffered in August. Garza did manage to pitch 163 innings last season striking out 126 batters. He has always been a talented pitcher just keep monitoring his progress in the early portions of the season and see how his health holds up.


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Garza allowed five hits and five runs in two innings pitched Friday against the Dodgers. He allowed a two-run home run to the Dodgers A.J. Ellis in the second inning.

Fantasy Impact: One spring start does not make or break a persons fantasy fortunes. Garza's average draft position according to FantasyPros is 360. Last season he won eight games with 126 strikeouts, an ERA of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.18.


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