Garza (1-4) took another loss Thursday in Pittsburgh after allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks over five innings. That's four defeats in a row for Garza and five straight games in which he's given up at least four runs. The 32-year-old righty had a nice heyday in his youth, but he doesn't miss enough bats anymore and thus gets hit hard with regularity, which should be enough to leave him off most fantasy rosters.
Garza (1-3) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three over 5.1 innings to take the loss Friday at the Reds. Garza entered the sixth inning with a 3-1 lead, but he promptly gave up three runs in the next third of an inning, forcing his exit from the contest. He's now allowed at least four earned runs in each of his last four starts, raising his ERA to 5.74 to go along with a 1.72 WHIP. He'll make his next start Thursday at the Pirates.
Garza (1-2) allowed seven runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out two over 4.1 innings to take the loss Wednesday at the Nationals. Garza fell behind 4-0 in the second inning before the Brewers' offense tied the game in the third inning. However, he gave up an additional three runs before his exit, causing him to drop his second decision of the season. After two good starts to open his season, he's now allowed 15 earned runs in his last 16 innings of work over three starts to raise his ERA to 5.54 on the year. His next start will be after the All-Star break.
Garza (1-0) allowed four runs on seven hits, struck out one and walked three in a victory over the Nationals on Saturday. The 32-year-old has allowed a lot of base runners since making his 2016 debut on June 14, but he's kept the ERA in check, allowing five runs to score in 16 innings (2.81 ERA). Four of those runs came Saturday when he yielded 10 base runners in six frames against Washington. The ground ball often helped him out of trouble, as he induced 10 ground ball outs for the second straight outing. Garza will look to keep this going in his next start against St. Louis on Friday.
Garza will get the start Saturday against Washington, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Garza was originally expected to start Sunday's game but the Brewers are giving Chase Anderson a day off and Garza will slide into his start on normal rest. During his most recent outing, Garza pitched six scoreless innings while allowing five hits and earning two strikeouts Sunday in a no decision. Since Garza will move up one day, Jimmy Nelson will pitch Sunday's game in the series finale against the Nationals.