Matt Garza
Matt Garza

Matt Garza (SP)

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Matt Garza held the Rangers to three runs on six hits over six innings in Texas on Monday evening. He walked one, and struck out three on his way to earning his sixth win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The win was a breath of fresh air for Garza, who had earned losses in his two previous starts. The Brewers currently have a six man rotation so this was Garza's final start of the season barring a change during the next five games. He'll finish the season with a 4.51 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and a 70/36 strikeout-to-walk rate over 101.2 innings pitched this season. He's a risky NL-only option at best headed into 2017.

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Matt Garza surrendered five runs on eight hits over four innings against the Pirates at Miller Park on Tuesday evening. He walked two, and struck out three batters.

Fantasy Impact: Garza's ERA now sits at 4.52 on the season. Tuesday's outing ended a streak of four straight starts with one earned run or less for the veteran righty. He'll look to bounce back when he faces the Reds at Miller Park on Sunday afternoon

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Matt Garza allowed five runs (one of them earned) on eight hits over five innings to the Reds on Tuesday evening in Cincinnati. He struck out three batters without issuing a single walk and threw 95 pitches, 61 of them for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: In his last four starts, 12 runs have scored with only three of them being charged to Garza. He has given up a home run in each of the last four starts, and has a 25/7 strikeout to walk rate during that span. The Brewers will continue to start Garza down the stretch, and he's either a target for home runs, or a sneaky tournament play in daily fantasy games if his offense can help him get a win.

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Matt Garza held his own against the Cubs on Wednesday, allowing one run on three hits over six innings. He walked two, and struck out five batters. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: It was Garza's second straight quality start, and an impressive one seeing that he stymied the National League's best team in front of all the Cubs fans at "Wrigley Field North". Garza now has a 4.36 ERA to go along with a 1.48 WHIP on the season. He's too volatile to trust in shallower leagues, but he might make for a nice stream or low owned play in DFS tournaments. He'll get the Reds in his next start on Tuesday in Cincinnati.

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Matt Garza held the Cardinals to one run on three hits over seven innings to earn his fifth win of the season on Wednesday evening. He walked two, and struck out eight batters.

Fantasy Impact: The seven innings were a season high for Garza. After a start like this, some heads around the league might perk up a bit, especially from teams in need of a starter down the stretch. There's a chance Garza could be traded through waivers here in September, so keep an eye on if he goes to a contender or a team that could put him in a better position to win games.

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Matt Garza allowed five runs to the Pirates, none of them earned, on five hits over 5.1 innings on Friday evening. He walked three, and struck out nine batters.

Fantasy Impact: The nine strikeouts were a season high for Garza, who lowered his ERA from 5.27 to 4.89 on Friday. He currently has a 48/29 strikeout to walk rate over 73.2 innings this season. He'll face the Cardinals in his next start on Wednesday evening at Miller Park.

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Matt Garza allowed nine hits and six runs (five earned) over three and two-thirds innings on Sunday in Seattle. He walked one, and struck out three batters. He escaped without a loss after the Brewers came back in the top of the ninth inning to take the lead and eventually win the game.

Fantasy Impact: Sunday's game ended Garza's five game streak of allowing three runs or less. He faced 22 batters and threw 93 pitches, 59 of them for strikes. Garza will look to get back on track in a NL Central match up against the Pirates on Friday in Milwaukee.

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Matt Garza threw five innings of five hit, three run ball in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday afternoon at Wrigley Field. He walked three, and struck out two batters.

Fantasy Impact: Garza did his best to hold off the Cubs powerful offense for five innings, but it wasn't enough to walk away without a loss. Tuesday's loss ended a three game winning streak for Garza. He has allowed three runs or fewer in last five starts, and his season ERA now sits at 4.87. It's tough to recommend Garza down the stretch, and he's best left to the risk taking daily fantasy players. He'll make his next start on Sunday afternoon in Seattle.

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Matt Garza held the Braves to two runs on seven hits over six innings to earn his sixth win of the season on Thursday afternoon at Miller Park. He walked three, struck out two, and threw 94 pitches, 58 of them for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: The good: Garza won his third consecutive start for the Brewers, he's thrown 17.1 innings, allowed 14 hits and five earned runs over that span. The bad: Garza's K/BB rate over that same stretch is 10/7. The ugly: he's given up a home run in each of the starts. Garza remains a great gamble in daily fantasy tournaments, and is best left on the waiver wire in your mixed league. He gets the Cubs in his next start Tuesday evening at Wrigley Field.

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Matt Garza tossed five innings of four hit, two run (one earned) ball on Sunday afternoon on the way to his second win of the season. He walked one, and struck out five batters while throwing 87 pitches.

Fantasy Impact: Garza lowered his ERA from 5.74 to 5.32 in the process, and has now gone five innings or more in his last four starts. The Brewers would love to trade Garza, but he's more of a candidate to get traded after the non-waiver deadline in August for not much of a return. He'll look to build on this win when he faces the Diamondbacks in Arizona on Saturday.

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Matt Garza held the Diamondbacks to three runs on five hits over six innings of work on Tuesday evening. He walked two, and struck out two batters in the outing. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Despite not earning a win, it was Garza's longest outing since June 25th when he earned a win against the Nationals in six innings of work. Tuesday's effort was Garza's second quality start of the season. He probably won't get moved at the August 1st trade deadline, but he's a candidate to be moved sometime after the non-waiver deadline.

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Matt Garza took the loss for the Brewers on Thursday against the Pirates. He allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits over five innings of work. He walked two and struck out three batters.

Fantasy Impact: Garza has now lost his last four starts for the Brewers. His ERA after seven starts sits at 5.94 on the season. The team would love to trade him, but with numbers like that it'll be hard to find a partner.

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Matt Garza allowed seven runs on eight hits over four and one-thirds innings in a loss on Wednesday afternoon. He walked two, and struck out three batters.

Fantasy Impact: Garza was tortured by the home run, allowing three of them which plated six of his seven runs allowed. He hadn't allowed a home run in his four previous starts, and his career HR/9 rate is 1.01 so he was probably due. The Brewers would love to trade Garza if he can string together a few good starts, and he'll look to get back on track after the All-Star break.

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Matt Garza held the Nationals to four runs on seven hits over six innings to earn his first win of the season for the Brewers. He walked three and struck out one batter in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Garza wasn't particularly sharp, but he did enough to get the job done after the Brewers tagged Washington starter Gio Gonzalez for six runs over the first three innings. Garza is a definite trade candidate for the rebuilding Brewers, and once he builds up a serviceable 2016 resume, expect him to get moved by the deadline.

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Matt Garza held the Dodgers to five hits in six innings Sunday, striking out two without issuing a walk, in a no-decision.

Fantasy Impact: It was Garza's second start back from the disabled list, and he looked much better than his initial. While he was once fantasy relevant, he's not providing the strikeout upside or expected ratios to warrant much consideration at this point.

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Matt Garza returned from the disabled list to make his season debut on Tuesday evening. He allowed one run on eight hits while walking one and striking out five batters over four innings. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Garza threw 87 pitches, 54 for strikes. There was a slim chance at a win, as he was up against Madison Bumgarner, but for Garza is was a step in the right direction. After designating Wily Peralta, the Brewers are in need of a starter and Garza is their most obvious in house option. If he can string together a month or two of quality starts, he's certainly a trade candidate for the rebuilding Brewers. Garza will look to take another step forward on Sunday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.

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Matt Garza will miss four-to-six weeks while recovering from a strained lat muscle. The Brewers officially placed him on the DL on Tuesday. (Source: Adam McCalvy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Garza began experiencing discomfort in the spring, delaying his start to the regular season. It looked like he could rejoin the rotation this week, but instead he'll be forced to miss roughly a month of action recovering from injury. He was not very fantasy relevant entering the season, even if he was healthy, considering his rough 2015 campaign.

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Matt Garza won't make his regular season debut on Wednesday. The team continues to mull whether or not to place the veteran on the disabled list as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury. (Source: Tom Haudricourt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Garza was dealing with tightness late in spring that pushed his debut back. While he was projected to return Wednesday, his start is at least pushed back until the weekend, potentially further if Milwaukee deems him to require time on the DL.

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Matt Garza threw a bullpen session on Sunday. If he recovered as desired, he will be in line to start Wednesday's game. (Source: Tom Haudricourt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Garza is recovering from tightness in his shoulder, but it might not cause him to miss his first start of the season. Garza no longer holds much fantasy value, especially considering his rough campaign in 2015.

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Matt Garza allowed one earned run on a home run to Collin Cowgill in the top of the second inning and pitched one and two-thirds innings of work in his Spring Training debut on Sunday afternoon. He allowed one hit and two walks while striking out two batters.

Fantasy Impact: Garza isn't tracking in the top 500 players on our FantasyPros ADP list, and should be mostly ignored unless you're in a very deep NL-only league. The Brewers are probably hoping that Garza starts the season strong so they can trade him as the focus on rebuilding. He'll start the season as a punt play for DFS purposes.

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Matt Garza was hit hard by the Nationals on Sunday afternoon in D.C. He threw four and two-thirds innings of eight hit, seven run ball. He walked six and struck out seven batters.

Fantasy Impact: Garza earned his 14th loss of the season in the blow up. It was his fifth straight game in which he's allowed a home run and he's given up 22 on the season. The Brewers still hope they can move Garza to a contender desperate for some late season pitching, but Sunday's effort will make that a bit harder.

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Matt Garza was knocked around by the Marlins at Miller Park on Monday, to the tune of five earned runs on eight hits over five innings. He struck out two batters without allowing a walk while earning his 13th loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Garza gave up a home run to Derek Dietrich, and has now given up a home run in each of his last four outings. He's too streaky to rely on in mixed-leagues, and NL-only players will have to live with the ups and downs. He gets his next start against the Nationals in Washington D.C. on Sunday afternoon.

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Matt Garza turned in a quality start on Wednesday, holding the Cubs to three hits and two earned runs over seven innings. He struck out four and walked two batters.

Fantasy Impact: It was Garza's third straight start of six innings or more and he's lowered his season ERA to 4.82. He isn't an elite starter, but he's shown that he can pile up innings for the rebuilding Brewers. There's a chance he's moved before the waiver deadline. He's a fine streamer in shallow formats going forward.

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In his first start since being activated from the disabled list, Matt Garza pitched six shutout innings against the Cleveland Indians at Miller Park on Tuesday night. He scattered six hits while striking out four and walking two batters.

Fantasy Impact: Garza threw 83 pitches, 47 of them for strikes as he was surely on a pitch count in his first start since heading to the disabled list with a shoulder injury. Garza is a trade candidate for the Brewers, although they may hold off from selling as their hot July continues. Still, Garza is a candidate to get moved at the deadline and his value is a little murky depending on his destination.

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The Milwaukee Brewers placed SP Matt Garza on the disabled list with an injury to his throwing shoulder, according to the team. (Source: Brewers)

Fantasy Impact: Garza was a decent enough producer early on this fantasy season, but he's been rocked of late. Considering he's dealing with a shoulder injury and pitching for a non-contending team, he can be safely dropped in most leagues.

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Matt Garza moved to 4-10 on the season after allowing four runs on five hits over six innings against the Twins on Saturday night. He walked three and struck out two batters.

Fantasy Impact: It was Garza's third straight loss, and his ERA has risen from 5.07 to 5.52 over that span. Saturday's start also ended a streak of four straight games without giving up a walk, although it isn't that impressive as Garza has given up 15 earned runs over that same span. He'll look to jump back in the win column against the Phillies in Philadelphia on Thursday.

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Matt Garza threw six and two-thirds innings against the Royals on Tuesday night at Miller Park. He allowed 13 hits and six earned runs while striking out three and walking zero batters.

Fantasy Impact: The zero walks were the lone bright spot for Garza, who had hits spraying all over the Miller Park field. The loss ended a three game winning streak for Garza. He'll look to get back in the win column against the Rockies at Coors field on Sunday.

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Matt Garza was fantastic on Saturday afternoon, tossing seven innings of one run ball against the Twins in Minneapolis. He allowed six hits, zero walks and struck out three batters.

Fantasy Impact: Garza didn't return to pitch the eighth inning. He had thrown 106 pitches, a season high. The zero walks was the highlight of Garza's box score, and if he can limit the free passes he's worth a look in deep leagues and for streaming purposes. He'll get the Nationals in Miller Park in his next start on Thursday.

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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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