Matt Garza (2-4) 3.99 ERA is due for a big outing.
He’s winless over his last six starts posting an (0-3) record and 5.40 ERA.
His last victory was April 29 at Philadelphia. It’s also the last time Garza lasted more than six innings. We know the Cubs workhorse is capable of better.
He is, as baseball folk like to say–due.
It’s to Garza’s advantage he makes tonight’s start at home where he’s pitched particularly well going (1-0) 1.91 ERA in four outings.
The Tigers, meanwhile, are simply not hitting well as a team outside Fielder & Cabrera.
Whether Garza is positioning himself for a contract extension or a valuable trade option, it seems there’s no better time than now to make his case either way.
I’m looking forward to watching.