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Braxton Garrett fired six solid innings in Friday's 5-2 win over the Nationals, giving up just one run on five hits and no walks while striking out six.
Making his first appearance for the Marlins since September 12, Garrett was excellent Friday night. The young southpaw found the zone with an impressive 62 of 80 pitches and produced a 12.5-percent swinging strike rate. He now sports a nice 3.52 ERA and 1.16 WHIP across 15 big-league starts this season. He should return to the mound Thursday in Milwaukee.
Braxton Garrett (oblique) is scheduled to return from the 15-day IL and start game 2 of Miami's doubleheader Monday.
Garrett has been out since 8/20 with a right oblique strain. He only threw 46 pitches in his latest rehab start, so it's likely he will be on a strict pitch count. The former top 10 pick has had a great season in the big leagues, with a 3.67 ERA and 71/17 K/BB in 68 innings. It may be too late in the season to get much value out of Garrett in redraft formats, but he is an interesting target in dynasty/keeper formats.
Braxton Garrett held the Braves scoreless over six innings Sunday, giving up five hits and three walks while striking out two.
Garrett more than deserved a win for Sunday's excellent effort versus a tough Braves offense, but the Marlins pen blew the game late. Garrett seems to be in the process of becoming a legitimate big-league hurler. Over eight starts since the beginning of July, the young lefty has posted a 2.91 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 49-to-11 K/BB ratio across 46 1/3 innings. He is set to return to the mound next weekend against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
Braxton Garrett lasted 4 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Phillies, giving up four runs (three earned) on eight hits and no walks while striking out three.
Garrett was not in peak form Tuesday night. After punching out 11 Reds last time out, the young lefty found the superior Phillies lineup a more difficult task. Chalk this up to some typical growing pains. Garrett is in line to return to the mound Sunday versus the Braves.
Braxton Garrett worked 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Reds, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out 11.
Garrett continued piling up strikeouts at warp speed Tuesday night. The young lefty has now punched out 37 batters across 22 2/3 innings in his last four starts. He has also posted a 3.18 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in that stretch. Garrett is locked into the Marlins rotation and makes for an interesting fantasy option the rest of the way. He will next take the mound in Philadelphia on Tuesday.