If for some reason anyone was waffling as to whether Matt Garza is a fierce competitor he delivered an intense postgame news conference Wednesday night to close his case.
“I hate losing” Garza said. “It’s not fun. Who wants to come here and lose? I think everyone at this level has that edge. I’m just a little more showy about it than other people. That’s just my mentality.”
Garza showed that edge at various times during his Texas Rangers debut. He was steamed after throwing a ball away in the sixth inning which led to the only blemish against him and he didn’t seem thrilled to leave the game in the eighth inning.
Ultimately though he did what he was brought to Rangers Ballpark to do and what he loves to do more than anything else — win.
Garza allowed only an unearned run in 7 1/3 innings and A.J. Pierzynski delivered two critical hits as the Rangers eked out a 3-1 victory against the New York Yankees.
David Murphy also homered to send Garza acquired Monday from the Chicago Cubs...