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Garza Gives Up 3 Runs as the Brewers Lose their 5th Straight

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Mar 11, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza (22) in the third inning during a spring training game against the Texas Rangers at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 11, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza (22) in the third inning during a spring training game against the Texas Rangers at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Brewers came into the game losing 4 in a row and Domingo Santana led the lineup going 3-3 with a single, double, and home run, but they fell once again 8-5. Matt Garza pitched today but, unfortunately, gave up three runs in 3 innings pitched. He walked three along with giving up one home run to Joey Gallo.

Although, Garza had a rough outing the Brewers still had a chance to win as it was 3-3 going into the top of the 6th, but the Rangers took the game scoring five runs and taking it out on Michael Blazek at he gave up 4 ERs in only 0.1 IP.

As far as how the outing went today, Garza said, “I came out firing in the first inning and then in the second inning I got a little too quiet, and lost some aggressiveness. Now, I know the medium I have to have. It’s the ying and yang.”

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But, a big focus was what the problem is with Garza as the last Brewers win was when he pitched against the Cleveland Indians but was the first starter to give up a run for the starting rotation.

Some fans might be scratching their head on what’s going on with Garza thinking he needs to bounce back from the end of the 2015 season, but his manager had his back, “I think he’s in a safe place,” said Craig Counsell. “I think he got some results he wanted today. It was a good day for Matt.”

Although, the starting pitching has not been a highlight to look at Santana has been quite the hitter this spring batting .571 in 14 ABs. He’s gone 6 for eight as the lead-off hitter adding on the double and home run in today’s game.

The Brewers will try once again to end the now 5-game losing streak as Taylor Jungmann takes the mound today against the Colorado Rockies and LHP Tyler Anderson. The Crew stands at 4-5-1 while the Rockies are 1.5 games above in the Cactus League at 6-4.

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