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Postby Zhangman1 » Fri May 23, 2008 10:23 pm

Guy was pretty hyped rookie pitcher last year. Got traded, was high on my radar then got hurt. Since coming back from the DL, he's been dominant. My question is why are the Ks so low right now?
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Re: Matt Garza

Postby cbrepresent » Wed May 28, 2008 7:22 pm

Zhangman1 wrote:Guy was pretty hyped rookie pitcher last year. Got traded, was high on my radar then got hurt. Since coming back from the DL, he's been dominant. My question is why are the Ks so low right now?


I don't know, but he came through in a big way against a solid Ranger line-up today. 8ip, 10ks and the win. I am a little concerned that he was allowed to throw 114 pitches though.
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Re: Matt Garza

Postby J35J » Wed May 28, 2008 7:26 pm

Take this with a grain of salt since I haven't even seen him pitch 1 time this year...but...coming up through the minors the knock on him was that his secondary offerings needed to be refined quite a bit. He blew minor leaguers away mainly with his fastball. I'm "guessing" that his secondary pitches still need to get a little better before the strike outs really start to show up.

Anyway, just throwing that out there. I'm sure you'll get more answers....
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Re: Matt Garza

Postby deerayfan072 » Wed May 28, 2008 8:11 pm

J35J wrote:Take this with a grain of salt since I haven't even seen him pitch 1 time this year...but...coming up through the minors the knock on him was that his secondary offerings needed to be refined quite a bit. He blew minor leaguers away mainly with his fastball. I'm "guessing" that his secondary pitches still need to get a little better before the strike outs really start to show up.

Anyway, just throwing that out there. I'm sure you'll get more answers....


Yep. He uses his two-seam fastball almost exclusively when he is pitching. He did look very good today though and had an outstanding ball to strike ratio. Garza really gets in trouble when he lets men on because he tries way too hard to get them out instead of just pitching. I think he will progress as the season goes if he can start to throw his secondary pitches for strikes, which he is just now starting to do.
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Re: Matt Garza

Postby raiders_umpire » Wed May 28, 2008 8:44 pm

J35J wrote:Take this with a grain of salt since I haven't even seen him pitch 1 time this year...but...coming up through the minors the knock on him was that his secondary offerings needed to be refined quite a bit. He blew minor leaguers away mainly with his fastball. I'm "guessing" that his secondary pitches still need to get a little better before the strike outs really start to show up.

Anyway, just throwing that out there. I'm sure you'll get more answers....




This pretty much nails it. Garza still has some learning to do to become a good MLB pitcher. The fastball is good and his next pitches are decent, they just need to be jazzed up a bit. If he continues working and Percival is the help that all reports say he is, he should be a fine pitcher as soon as next year.
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Re: Matt Garza

Postby BlueBandit24 » Thu May 29, 2008 11:36 am

raiders_umpire wrote:
J35J wrote:Take this with a grain of salt since I haven't even seen him pitch 1 time this year...but...coming up through the minors the knock on him was that his secondary offerings needed to be refined quite a bit. He blew minor leaguers away mainly with his fastball. I'm "guessing" that his secondary pitches still need to get a little better before the strike outs really start to show up.

Anyway, just throwing that out there. I'm sure you'll get more answers....




This pretty much nails it. Garza still has some learning to do to become a good MLB pitcher. The fastball is good and his next pitches are decent, they just need to be jazzed up a bit. If he continues working and Percival is the help that all reports say he is, he should be a fine pitcher as soon as next year.


J35J is right on. Guy has always had a live fastball, but needed work on his offspeed. If his offspeed stuff remains average he can still be a middle of the rotation type, but if he improves it he can become dominant when working with that fastball.
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