What’s Up with Garza?

It could be the fridged temperatures of the north or it could be the adjustment to the National League, but Matt Garza is struggling this season.  Don’t worry, I’m not picking on him, but I’m just trying to figure out some way that will kick start his season.

He gave up 12 hits yesterday.  With such the promise of his signing, I think it could well be jitters.

What about Starlin Castro getting hit.  Wow, that’s gotta hurt.

So, today we’ll see if the Cubs can put a cap on the Brew.

—Mark Gauthier

5 comments

  1. robsanto · April 10, 2011

    What is most interesting to me, is the number of strikeouts he has had. Twice as many K/9 as his career average. Way too early to look that closely at stats, but… I honestly think he’s trying too hard. Both he and Pena seem really really really excited to be here, and really really really want to perform well. Garza wants to strike everyone out and Carlos wants to hit a homerun every time up. Hopefully they both take a breath, slow things down, and play the way they’re both capable of. I’m optimistic. I’ll take a guy trying too hard over Milton Silva or Carlos Bradley any day.

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  2. roofdeckwithaview · April 10, 2011

    After the fiasco of my fantasy draft with finally obtaining Starlin Castro, I literally yelled at my friend’s house last night when Castro got hit.

    But seriously everyone is trying their hardest and sometimes it just doesn’t work in their favor. Just play ball and win games!

    Here’s to Sunday’s game!
    http://roofwithaview.mlblogs.com/

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  3. raysrenegade · April 10, 2011

    Mark,
    This is the thing with Garza, you have to take his “good” with his “bad”. the highly competitive Garza has a temper that only Carlos Zambrano can understand, but also can carve up a line-up like a Thanksgiving turkey when the moon aligns with Mars.
    It is a fact Garza is a better warm weather pitcher, but not feeling the seems when it is cold is an excuse even Garza will stare me down mentioning.
    The good ones get into a groove at some point and you jump on and ride them until the jet stream leaves their fastball. This is the first time Garza has had so many eyes dissecting his every movement to the plate….might just be performance anxiety.

    Rays Renegade
    http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

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  4. blithescribe · April 10, 2011

    That was a scary hit to the face on Starlin. Garza will come around. April just blows for some pitchers and being on a new team just makes it worse sometimes – nerves and trying too hard I guess. I know I’m hoping that’s what the Angels are seeing with Vernon Wells right now.
    Kristen
    This is a very simple game…

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  5. Jeremy Visser · April 11, 2011

    Garza needs to go back to the AL East and face Toronto six times a season. Man, that guy dominated us the past few years…
    http://letsplay162.mlblogs.com/

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