Matt Garza did in fact return to the mound on Tuesday and actually pitched rather well despite his bullpen failing. Garza was coming back from injury and thus was subject to a pitch count as the Cubs wanted to make sure he was comfortable and could handle the load based on a carefully crafted plan. Safe to say Garza passed his test and he should be given a longer leash next time...
You can take pretty much any old baseball adage about gutting out a win on a night when you don't play your best game and apply it to this 5-4 Pirate win against the Cubs right here, but it doesn't mean that the win counts any less. Wandy Rodriguez didn't quite have his best stuff tonight, which got the Pirates in a 3-0 hole in the second inning after Matt Garza hit a...
Travis Snider hit a pinch-hit grand slam during a five-run sixth and the Pittsburgh Pirates spoiled a strong return to the mound for Matt Garza with a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
Garza allowed one hit over five shutout innings in his first outing in 10 months, but the Pirates pounced on a Chicago bullpen that is 10th in the National League in ERA by sending 11...
Guess who’s back? After nearly ten months of recovery and setbacks from an injured elbow, Matt Garza returned to the mound Tuesday night and picked up right where he left off last July.
In his debut start of the season, Garza worked five scoreless innings, surrendering one hit and striking out five, while walking allowing three walks.
With an established pitch count of 85, Garza...
The Chicago Cubs have been waiting for this moment for quite some time, nearly 10 months to be exact, as they have activated right-handed starter Matt Garza, who has looked goo on his minor league rehab stint, from the disabled list on Tuesday. Expect him to jump right into the starting rotation with someone being bumped, most likely Carlos Villanueva. I’m not trying to play devils...
Right-handed reliever Michael Bowden was designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. He was the one that drew the shortest straw to make room for veteran pitcher Matt Garza. Iornically, the pitching starved Cubs gave up on the 26-year-old despite him having a solid 1.14 WHIP and sub-4.0 earned run average. He will have to clear waivers to have a shot at being retained...
Here's a preview of today's game. I'll add info on the rest of the series later tonight.
Matt Garza, RHP (-,-,-,3.63) vs Wandy Rodriguez, LHP (3.25, 125, 3.99, 3.73), 6:05 PM CT
Garza is finally back! He looked sharp in his rehab outings, capping it off with a six strikeout, zero walk six-inning shutout in Iowa his last time out. He'll be restricted...
Five of seven from the Brewers and Astros was an acceptable outcome. More would've been nice, but this is baseball. No one wins every day. The schedule is about to get a little bit tougher, though, so getting at least two wins from the Cubs here would be a pretty big thing. Matt Garza makes his 2013 debut tonight, so it'd be nice to see the Pirates wear him out early and...
Asofsky reported early Tuesday morning that Chicago Cubs starting pitcher
Matt Garza will make his 2013 debut as he pitches the May 21 series opener with
the Pittsburgh Pirates in the steel city. For Garza, tonight’s appearance will
mark his first Major League game since last July. Garza’s 2012 season ended
early due to a shoulder injury. While fully recovered...
Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza missed most of spring training with a lat injury on the heels of missing most of the second half of last season with an elbow problem.
Garza last pitched in a major-league game in July 2012, but will return to make his season debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates after being activated from the disabled list.
In his latest rehab start, the right-hander...
After losing two of three games to the New York Mets, as well an off day, the Chicago Cubs (18-25) will begin a three game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates (26-18).
Here are the pitching matchups:
Tonight’s game will beging at 6:05 p.m. CST, broadcast on CSN. Taking the mound will be Matt Garza, who will be making his start of the season, after not pitching in a major...
Matt Garza returns tonight
Garza is back and ready to go tonight, bumping Villanueva to the bullpen. The Cubs say Villanueva will be used in long relief, but given how their late inning options have sucked lately I'd rather see him in the late inning mix with Fujikawa and Transformed Kevin Gregg. Suddenly the Cubs pen doesn't looks quite as bad as it did. The Cubs are reportedly...
If the Pittsburgh Pirates truly want to contend, they will probably need to improve their play against the lowly Chicago Cubs.
The Pirates, who dropped their first series against the Cubs, expect to have Andrew McCutchen back in the lineup as they try to spoil Matt Garza's season debut in Tuesday night's opener of a three-game home set.
Pittsburgh (26-18) has won eight...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago
After a good week of rehab, Matt Garza began to speculate that he would be ready for a Major League return soon. The plan was to allow his bullpen session on Saturday determine when he would come back. It appears that session went well as the team plans to activate Garza Tuesday.
According to Sahadev Sharma of ESPN Chicago, the Cubs will not only activate Garza on Tuesday...
The Chicago Cubs are suffering through a disappointing stretch, marred by a struggling offense, inconsistent middle and backend relief, and questionable leadership at the hands of Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein. The starting rotation and ever-patient northside faithful have been the sole glimmers of hope for the young, yet telling season.
With a little over two months remaining before...
Elbow surgery, a lat strain, three rehab starts, and ten months later, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza will be activated off the disabled list on Tuesday, May 21 to face the Pittsburgh Pirates later that night.
Tuesday will be Garza’s first start since July 21, 2012, the longest period of time that Garza has been absent from professional baseball in his career.
The Chicago Cubs may soon have a very nice problem: six
starting pitchers. Matt Garza has completed four rehab starts, and he feels
that he can return to the Cubs’ rotation. MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat tweeted Garza’s
confidence early on May 17.
#Cubs Matt Garza says he's ready to go wp.me/p1rXwp-8WRH via @wordpressdotcom
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) May...
Tucson Padres 0 @ Iowa Cubs 1
Matt Garza’s final rehab start was a fantastic one. He threw 6 innings and allowed 4 hits and a run. He didn’t walk anybody and struckout 8. The question now is who is he going to replace in the Cubs rotation?
Brooks Raley threw the final 3 innings and allowed 2 hits and a walk while striking out 3.
The I-Cubs only had 5 hits and nobody had more...
Matt Garza tossed six shutout innings for AAA Iowa in his fourth rehab start, Ty Wright blasted a pair of homers for Tennessee, and three Kane County relief pitchers combined for a one-hit shutout on Thursday.
If you’re a fan of Matt Garza, then you probably can check out his Twitter ( @Gdeuceswild ) where he says he felt good and can’t wait to get back to Wrigley Field. Garza’s personal twitter is protected, but here’s the Iowa beat reporter:
Final: #IowaCubs 1, Tucson Padres 0. #Cubs starter Matt Garza tosses 6 shutout innings to get the win. #PCL
— Tommy Birch (@TommyBirch...
Matt Garza looked all tuned up and ready to go tonight at Principal Park as he tossed six scoreless innings that required only 75 pitches by my count. Maybe it was the balls. More on those later. He also fielded his one chance with the glove flawlessly.
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With Matt Garza about a week or two away from coming off the disabled list, and rejoining the Chicago Cubs starting rotation, the talk has been ongoing about who should be bumped when he returns. This is a tough decision because all five men who are currently in the rotation are pitching well. In fact they are exceeding any and all expectations even the most optimistic fan might...