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Matt Garza (SP)

Milwaukee Brewers - 30% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Matt Garza was roughed up by the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday evening, to the tune of five runs on eight hits. He walked three batters and struck out seven.

Fantasy Impact: The strikeouts were nice for fantasy owners, despite the high WHIP and ERA. It was Garza's second highest strikeout total of the season. He'll have to continue issuing punch-outs at a rate like this to remain ownable in mixed-leagues.

 

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Matt Garza had a horrific game against the Mets on Saturday, coughing up 10 runs on 10 hits over three and one-thirds innings. He struck out two and walked three batters.

Fantasy Impact: Garza was puled after 68 pitches in the middle of the fourth inning when the Mets hung 10 runs on board. It was Garza's worst start of the season. He'll look to right the ship this week against the Braves in Atlanta.

 

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Matt Garza turned in a strong performance on Sunday despite earning a win, striking out nine Cubs over seven innings while allowing only one earned run.

Fantasy Impact: Garza was great on Sunday afternoon, scattering three hits and allowing three walks on the day. His lone blemish came from a solo home run to Miguel Montero in the sixth inning. Garza has pitched at least six innings in his last five starts, earnings quality starts in the last four. His next start is against the Mets in New York on Saturday.

 

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Matt Garza took his fourth loss of the season on Tuesday against the Dodgers in Milwaukee. He pitched six innings of three run ball. He allowed four hits, walked three batters and struck out five.

Fantasy Impact: It was a quality start for Garza, who kept his team in the game until the Brewers bullpen was lit up for four runs in the seventh inning and one in the ninth. Garza is currently enjoying a streak of four games where he has pitched six innings in each start. Three of these past four starts have been quality starts. The streaky Brewers offense may not give Garza too many win opportunities, but its nice to see the quality starts from Garza. He'll look to earn his third win at home against the Cubs on Sunday.

 

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Matt Garza improved to 2-3 on the season after pitching a quality start against the Reds on Wednesday afternoon. He threw six and two-thirds of two run ball, giving up five hits while striking out four and walking two batters.

Fantasy Impact: Garza has been slowly improving over his last three starts, lowering his earned run totals in each contest. Garza left the game after throwing 97 pitches and the team held a 3-2 lead before exploding for five runs in the top of the eighth inning, giving Garza an easy win opportunity. Garza won't always be an easy win candidate, but he's pitching well that he could give you a quality start given the right match-up. He'll get the Dodgers next Tuesday in Milwaukee.

 

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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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