While he struggled after returning from injury, Matt Garza appears to have found his groove.
The Milwaukee Brewers' Wily Peralta was plenty sharp last week, too.
Garza takes the mound opposite Peralta as the Chicago Cubs go for another rare win in Milwaukee in Thursday's series finale.
After missing the second half of last season with an elbow injury, Garza (2-1, 4.25 ERA) didn't debut until May 21 this year due to a left lat injury suffered during spring training. The right-hander compiled a 6.26 ERA over his first five starts but has since allowed one run in his last two spanning 15 innings.
"Ten months off is a long time," he told the team's official website. "No excuses for the first five (outings). It was just kind of finding my way again. Stuff's getting more fluid and free and easy, and I'm not forcing a lot of stuff."
Garza was at his best in Friday's 3-1 win over Houston, allowing one run and four hits in a season-high eight-plus innings. He also struck out a season-be...