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Matt Garza Shines in Loss

The offense sucked. The bullpen sucked. Matt Garza did not.  Seven innings, two walks, one homerun, nine strikeouts, and 65% strikes. Outside of the homerun and first inning, Garza was perfect. Nine swinging strikes tonight, most coming on his slider -- or whatever pitch Gameday labels as a slider.

Two starts for Garza this season and both have been impressive. Too early to say what this means for the long-run, but Garza's averaging a strikeout per inning thus far, and that's a far cry from his strikeout rate last year. His next start will come in Seattle, and given that lineup's tendencies, he could see his K/IP ratio remain static.