He and his wife Francesca have a son, Matt Jr., and a daughter, Abbigale...Graduated
in 1997 from Westside High School in Augusta, GA...Participated in baseball, football and basketball...Was
the Most Valuable Player on his high school team as well as All-State...Was also a member of a state champion
basketball team...Enjoys hunting and fishing...His brother Jason is a pitcher in the Brewers
system...Resides in Augusta, GA.2004Spent the entire season with Milwaukee's Triple-A Indianapolis affiliate, splitting his time between starting
and relieving duties...Over his last four games, all starts, he went 2-0 with a 2.33 ERA (27.0 IP/7 ER) while walking just two and
striking out 28...Earned his only two saves of the season 6/12 at Charlotte and 6/20 at Buffalo...Fanned a season-best nine on 9/3 vs. Louisville...Went a season-long 7.2 IP, allowing one earned run while walking none and striking out eight in a win on
8/28 vs. Toledo...Opponents hit just .235 off of him as a starter, but .301 as a reliever.