Matt Garza

  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago White Sox

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago White Sox

    May 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm 4 comments

    ODDSMAKERS Trading David Price to the Cardinals for Albert Pujols? We understand the temptation. The Cardinals are in rebuilding mode and are pitching-thin. The Rays have a set rotation, and a top pick that so far appears to be toying with minor league hitters. A Pujols in the Rays lineup […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza Discovers Strikezone, Dominates Rangers

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza Discovers Strikezone, Dominates Rangers

    May 29, 2008 at 10:14 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Matt Garza finally discovered the strikezone. He had shown improvement in his last start, but yesterday he was dominating. 10 strikeouts. 2 walks. 77 of 114 pitches for strikes (67.5%). He was also 23-30 (77%) in getting strike-one on the batter, and two of the batters in which […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Garza Is Latest Pitcher To Shutdown Opposition

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Garza Is Latest Pitcher To Shutdown Opposition

    May 24, 2008 at 10:33 am 1 comment

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. The Good: Matt Garza is still walking too many (4 last night) but he was better about getting ahead of batters. You can always tell when Garza is going to have a good night by his […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Put Some Distance Between Themselves And The Team Pretending To Be The Yankees

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Put Some Distance Between Themselves And The Team Pretending To Be The Yankees

    May 13, 2008 at 11:10 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: We know the numbers and we know there are other players that need playing time, but we hope that it kills Papa Joe Maddon to keep Jonny Gomes on the bench when he does. The first run of the game was all-Gomes. Started with a single, after which […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    April 25, 2008 at 10:14 am 14 comments

    THE GOOD: A rare sac bunt from the Rays as Aki Iwamura moved Dioner Navarro to third base in the 3rd inning. Navi would score the Rays first run on a Carl Crawford ground out. How rare? That was the Rays second sac bunt this year. AL teams are averaging […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reverts Back To Nuke-Of-Old

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reverts Back To Nuke-Of-Old

    April 21, 2008 at 10:02 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: The Bullpen? Are we the only ones that think a huge bullpen implosion is just waiting to happen? Yesterday, four relievers combined for 4.2 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk and no runs, while striking out 5. The bullpen now has an ERA of 2.70, a number that is […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Garza’s Arm Feels Good After Rehab Start

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Garza’s Arm Feels Good After Rehab Start

    April 21, 2008 at 2:15 am 2 comments

    Durham @ Norfolk ppd (rain). Jacksonville 10, Montgomery 4. In a battle of top pitching prospects Clayton Kershaw outdueled Wade Davis. The game was tied at 2 after 6 innings. Davis gave up a walk and 2 singles to start the 7th before being pulled. All three runners would score. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Minor League Pitchers Fear Dioner Navarro

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Minor League Pitchers Fear Dioner Navarro

    April 20, 2008 at 1:28 pm 2 comments

    Durham 2, Norfolk 0. Jacksonville 11, Montgomery 7. Vero Beach 10. St. Lucie 5. Dioner Navarro had a double and 4 walks in 5 plate appearances as the DH. Geez. Navi goes to Vero Beach and suddenly transforms into Barry Bonds. In 2 games he has walked 6 times…Matt Garzagoes […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Scott Kazmir To Make Rehab Start Tonight

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Scott Kazmir To Make Rehab Start Tonight

    April 18, 2008 at 12:08 pm 1 comment

    Columbus 11, Durham 8. Mike Prochaska was touched for 7 runs (6 earned) in only 4 innings…Reid Brignac and Fernando Perez were both 1-5. Montgomery 10, Tennessee 5. Richard De los Santos picked up his 2nd win of the year with only 1 run allowed in 7 innings. He gave […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Matt Garza To Make Rehab Start On Sunday

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Matt Garza To Make Rehab Start On Sunday

    April 17, 2008 at 10:01 am 0 comments

    Columbus 7, Durham 2. Chris Mason was victimized by the defense behind him. After only allowing 2 hits and 1 run in the first 5 innings, a botched grounder by Reid Brignac to start the 6th opened the flood gates leading to 3 more runs (2 unearned). Mason struck out […]