Matt Garza

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4"/215
  • Age: 31


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Matt Garza Stats

6-14 5.63 148.2 104 1.57

Matt Garza MLB Career Stats

81-89 3.99 1494.1 1231 1.30

Matt Garza Bio

  • Full Name: Matthew Scott Garza
  • Born: 11/26/1983 in Selma, CA
  • Draft: 2005, Minnesota Twins, 1st rd. (25th overall)
  • College: Fresno State
  • Debut: August 11, 2006
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2015 Stats 6 14 5.63 26 25 0 148.2 104 1.57
MLB Career Stats 81 89 3.99 247 243 1 1494.1 1231 1.30

Matt Garza 2015 Splits

Last 7 Games 1 3 6.87 7 7 0 38.0 43 29 19 27 1.63
Last 15 Games 3 7 5.71 15 15 0 86.2 110 55 28 58 1.59
Last 30 Games 6 14 5.63 26 25 0 148.2 176 93 57 104 1.57
Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games W L SV IP H ER BB SO
8/23 @ WSH 0 1 0 4.2 8 7 6 7
8/29 vs CIN 0 0 0 3.2 11 7 1 2
9/5 @ CIN 0 0 0 4.2 7 4 4 2
Last 3 Games
8/23 @ WSH
8/29 vs CIN
9/5 @ CIN
2015 Games by Position: RP (1) SP (25)

Matt Garza Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Brewers NL 1418 Four-seam FB 93.10 93.00 1930.61 6.54 89.00
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.89 93.00 2212.21 6.16 90.00


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Matt Garza 2015 Projections

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Matt Garza News

Matt Garza Fantasy News

September 17, 2015 at 9:22 PM ET

Garza is expected to rejoin Brewers in 2016

Matt Garza's strange September will end happier than it began. The right-hander, idle since the Brewers removed him from the rotation nearly two weeks ago, traveled to California earlier this week to be by wife Serina's side as she prepares to give birth to twins. He is not expected to rejoin the team until Spring Training.

September 7, 2015 at 4:26 PM ET

Pena to make first start as Crew sets rotation

Days after earning his first Major League victory during a relief appearance in Cincinnati, Brewers pitching prospect Ariel Pena will make his first big league start when the Brewers finish a three-game series against the Marlins on Wednesday.


Matt Garza Awards


Year Team League
2008 Tampa Bay AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/02/2010 Tampa Bay AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2007 Rochester INT

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Rochester INT

USA Today Minor League Player of the Year

Year Team League
2006 Rochester INT Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
2006 Rochester INT

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Rochester INT

EAS Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
05/21/2006 New Britain EAS

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 New Britain EAS

Matt Garza Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2008 3.70 15th in AL
2009 3.95 16th in AL
2010 3.91 23rd in AL
2011 3.32 13th in NL


Season W Rank
2010 15 10th in AL


Season SO Rank
2008 128 23rd in AL
2009 189 9th in AL
2010 150 22nd in AL
2011 197 9th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2008 1.24 15th in AL
2009 1.26 13th in AL
2010 1.25 20th in AL
2011 1.26 25th in NL
2014 1.18 16th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2008 .245 9th in AL
2009 .233 4th in AL
2010 .248 20th in AL
2011 .245 16th in NL
2014 .233 7th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2008 30 24th in AL
2009 32 14th in AL
2010 32 14th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2008 3 3rd in AL
2010 3 8th in AL
2011 2 9th in NL
2013 1 18th in AL
2014 1 12th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2008 2 1st in AL
2010 1 3rd in AL
2014 1 10th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2008 184.2 23rd in AL
2009 203.0 14th in AL
2010 204.2 17th in AL
2011 198.0 22nd in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2008 6.24 16th in AL
2009 8.38 25th in AL
2010 6.60 18th in AL
2014 6.94 19th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2008 2.17 17th in AL
2009 2.39 16th in AL
2010 2.38 25th in AL
2014 2.52 16th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2008 59 23rd in AL
2009 79 2nd in AL
2010 63 25th in AL
2011 63 22nd in NL


Season H Rank
2010 193 17th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2009 25 15th in AL
2010 28 4th in AL

Matt Garza Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 21, 2015 Milwaukee Brewers activated RHP Matt Garza from the 15-day disabled list.
July 6, 2015 Milwaukee Brewers placed RHP Matt Garza on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 3, 2015. Right shoulder tendinitis
September 1, 2014 Milwaukee Brewers activated RHP Matt Garza from the 15-day disabled list.
August 5, 2014 Milwaukee Brewers placed RHP Matt Garza on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 4, 2014. Left ribcage strain
January 26, 2014 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent RHP Matt Garza.
July 23, 2013 Texas Rangers activated RHP Matt Garza.
July 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs traded RHP Matt Garza to Texas Rangers for RHP C.J. Edwards, RHP Justin Grimm, 1B Mike Olt and Player To Be Named Later.
May 21, 2013 Matt Garza roster status changed by Chicago Cubs.
May 16, 2013 Tennessee Smokies sent RHP Matt Garza on a rehab assignment to Iowa Cubs.
May 11, 2013 Matt Garza roster status changed by Tennessee Smokies.
May 6, 2013 Tennessee Smokies sent RHP Matt Garza on a rehab assignment to Iowa Cubs.
May 1, 2013 Matt Garza roster status changed by Tennessee Smokies.
March 31, 2013 Chicago Cubs placed RHP Matt Garza on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 22, 2013. Strained left lat.
November 2, 2012 Chicago Cubs activated RHP Matt Garza from the 60-day disabled list.
August 21, 2012 Chicago Cubs transferred RHP Matt Garza from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
August 7, 2012 Chicago Cubs placed RHP Matt Garza on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 28, 2012. Right Elbow Stress Reaction
June 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs activated RHP Matt Garza from the 15-day disabled list.
May 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs placed RHP Matt Garza on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 18, 2011. Right elbow bone contusion
January 8, 2011 Hudson Valley Renegades Traded LHP Zac Rosscup to Boise Hawks; Tampa Bay Rays Traded CF Fernando Perez and RHP Matt Garza to Chicago Cubs; Peoria Chiefs Traded SS Hak-Ju Lee to Bowling Green Hot Rods and Chicago Cubs Traded RF Brandon Guyer, RHP Chris Archer, C Robinson Chirinos and LF Sam Fuld to Tampa Bay Rays.
November 28, 2007 RHP Matt Garza roster status changed by Minnesota Twins.

Matthew Scott Garza Bio Info

Is married.....wife's name is Serina.....the couple has four children...Graduated from Washington Union (CA) High School, where he also played football...Attended Fresno State University, where he was named Most Outstanding Pitcher and Second Team All-Western Athletic Conference in 2004 and WAC Pitcher of the Year and First Team All-WAC in 2005...Created "Brush 'Em Back 22" in 2009, a foundation that helps raise money to help fight child abuse.....the Foundation holds baseball clinics at his old high school...His father, Rudy, is a Sergeant Major in the Army and has served a tour of duty in Afghanistan...His younger brother, Michael, coaches high school baseball in Fresno...Enjoys cartoons, fantasy football and spending time with his kids


Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 1/26.....signed through the 2017 season with a vesting option for 2018...Went 8-8 with a 3.64 ERA in 27 starts during his first season with the Brewers...The Brewers went 13-14 in his starts...Produced 17 quality starts, going 7-4 with a 2.21 ERA in those starts (118.1ip, 29er)...Opponents batted just .233, which ranked seventh in the National League and represents the sixth-lowest opponent batting average in franchise history for a season (min. 1ip/team game)...Made his Brewers debut on 4/2 vs. Atlanta and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before allowing a 2-out solo homer to Chris Johnson.....took a 1-0 loss (8ip, 2h, 1r, 1er, 1bb, 7k, 1hr)...Was named Brewers Pitcher of the Month for June after going 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA in 6 starts...Tossed a 2-hit shutout in a 1-0 win on 7/5 at Cincinnati (9ip, 2h, 2bb, 9k).....was his 10th career complete game and fourth shutout...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 8/5-8/31 with a left oblique strain, retroactive to 8/4...Was ejected from his start on 9/20 at Pittsburgh after hitting Andrew McCutchen twice


Went 10-6 with a 3.82 ERA in 24 starts between Chicago-NL and Texas...Produced 11 quality starts, going 8-0 with a 1.46 ERA in those starts (80ip, 13er)...From 6/21-7/24 had a career-high 6-game winning streak over 6 starts, posting a 1.23 ERA during this stretch (44ip, 6er)...Began the season on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left latissimus dorsi muscle.....was placed on the disabled list on 3/31, retroactive to 3/22...Was reinstated from the disabled list on 5/21 after rehab starts at Double-A Tennessee (2g) and Triple-A Iowa (2g).....made his season debut on 5/21 at Pittsburgh (ND)...Went 6-1 with a 3.17 ERA in 11 starts with Chicago, including 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA over his last 6 starts, all quality starts (43.2ip, 6er)...Produced 7 quality starts with the Cubs.....the team went 8-3 in his starts...Recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts over 7.0 innings in a 7-2 win on 6/27 at Milwaukee...Was traded to Texas on 7/22 in exchange for INF Mike Olt, RHP C.J. Edwards, RHP Justin Grimm and a player to be named (RHP Neil Ramirez on 8/23)...Went 4-5 with a 4.38 ERA in 13 starts with Texas...Produced 4 quality starts with the Rangers.....the team went 8-5 in his starts...Made his Rangers debut in a 3-1 win on 7/24 vs. New York-AL (7.1ip, 5h, 1r, 0er, 0bb, 5k)...Tossed his only complete game of the season in a 4-2 loss on 8/3 at Oakland.....was his first loss as a Ranger (8ip, 8h, 4r, 4er, 1bb, 5k, 1hr)...Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 1/26/14.

2012 Matt went 5-7 with a 3.91 ERA (45 ER/103.2 IP) in 18 starts for Chicago ... missed the last two months of the season with a stress reaction in his right elbow - was placed on the 15-day disabled list, August 7 (retroactive to July 28), and transferred to the 60-day D.L., August 21...Went 3-1 with a 2.12 ERA (11 ER/46.2 IP) in seven home starts ... was 2-6 with a 5.37 ERA (34 ER/57.0 IP) in 11 road starts. ...His season ended having gone 18-straight home starts with three or fewer earned runs allowed dating to June 27, 2011 ... that's the longest stretch for a Cubs starting pitcher since Kerry Wood went 22-straight home starts having allowed three or fewer earned runs from 2000-02. ...Has a 1.97 ERA (28 ER/127.2 IP) in his last 18 home starts. ...The Cubs scored three or fewer runs while he was on the mound in 13 of his 18 starts. ...Held the opponent to a .236 batting average (90-for-382), including a .224 mark (43-for-192) by right-handed hitters. ...Struck out 96 batters in 103.2 innings of work ... walked just 32. ...Recorded a career-high five-game winning streak dating to 2011 thanks to his first victory of the season, April 12 vs. Milwaukee, in which he tossed 8.2 shutout innings before he was pulled following 119 pitches. ...Committed three errors and logged an .842 fielding percentage (19 TC). ...Was 2-1 with a 2.67 ERA (10 ER/33.2 IP) in five April starts, but was 0-2 with a 6.86 ERA (15 ER/19.2 IP) in four May outings. ...Recorded quality starts in his first two outings to begin a campaign for the first time since 2010, when he began with three-straight quality efforts for Tampa Bay. ...Struck out 10 Phillies, April 29 in Philadelphia ... was his 10th career double-digit strikeout effort. ...Earned his first win of the season, April 12 vs. the Brewers, tossing 8.2 shutout innings in the 8-0 victory ... allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out nine. ...Tossed 7.0 innings of shutout baseball in Philadelphia, April 29, as the Cubs topped the Phillies, 5-1 ... allowed one hit and one walk while fanning 10. ...Punched out 10 in a game for the 10th time in his career. ...Left July 21's start in St. Louis after 3.0 scoreless innings due to a stress reaction in his right elbow. 2011 In his first season with Chicago, Matt went 10-10 with a 3.32 ERA (73 ER/198.0 IP), 197 strikeouts and 63 walks in 31 starts...he was sidelined, May 18-June 6, with a right elbow bone contusion...Recorded his third-career 10-win campaign including his secondstraight...Threw two complete games: a 1-0 setback, July 2 vs. the White Sox and a 7-1 win, September 21 vs. Milwaukee...His 8.95 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched ranked seventh in the Senior Circuit and 10th among major league pitchers...Left with the lead but did not factor in the decision seven times...allowed three runs in three starts (21.0 IP), July 14-24, receiving no-decisions in all three games...Allowed 17 unearned runs, tied for third-most in the majors...Boasted a 2.45 ERA (28 ER/103.0 IP) in 15 starts following the Mid- Summer Classic, the seventh-best ERA among starting pitchers in the majors...posted a 4.26 ERA (45 ER/95.0 IP) in 16 starts prior to the All-Star break...Finished the season riding a career-high tying four-game winning streak...went 4-0 with a 2.14 ERA (11 ER/46.1 IP) in his final six starts, dating to August 30...Allowed 14 home runs in 198.0 innings pitched, good for an average of 0.64 home runs per 9.0 innings pitched...that ranked eighth-best in the N.L. and 10th in the majors (min. 190.0 IP)...Went 6-5 with a 3.07 ERA (39 ER/114.1 IP) when pitching on four days rest (18 starts)...was 4-5 with a 3.66 ERA (34 ER/83.2 IP) with five or more days rest (13 starts)...Went 4-5 with a 4.56 ERA (32 ER/81.0 IP) in 14 road starts, including a 3-0 mark with a 2.48 ERA (9 ER/32.2 IP) in his final five road outings...Produced a 2.46 ERA (32 ER/117.0 IP) with a 6-5 record in 17 starts at Wrigley Field...went 6-3 with a 2.25 ERA (23 ER/92.0 IP) in his last 13 home starts since May 11, including a 1.67 ERA (7 ER/37.2 IP) in his last five...Went 9-6 with a 2.46 ERA (44 ER/160.2 IP) when tossing 6.0 or more innings (23 starts)...went 7-1 with a 1.87 ERA (22 ER/106.0 IP) when tossing 7.0 or more frames (14 starts)...Fanned a career-high 12 batters in his Cubs debut, April 3 vs. Pittsburgh...the 12 strikeouts were the most all-time in a Cubs debut, eclipsing the previous mark of 10 (done four times, last by Thomas Diamond in 2010)...Went 1-1 with a 2.53 ERA (6 ER/21.1 IP), 17 strikeouts, three walks and a .176 average against (13-for-74) in his three starts (one complete game), June 21-July 2...Was unbeaten in five September starts, going 3-0 with a monthly-best 2.04 ERA (9 ER/39.2 IP), 34 strikeouts, nine walks and a .211 average against...Earned his first win as a Cub in Chicago's 5-3 victory, April 30 in Arizona...tossed 8.0 innings of three-run, six-hit ball, while walking two and fanning 10. 2010 In his final season with the Rays, Matt set career marks with 15 victories and 204.2 innings pitched ... he threw the first nohitter in franchise annals, July 26 vs. Detroit ... the 15 wins were second-most in franchise history (David Price, 19 in 2010). ... His 15 victories were tied for 10th in the A.L. ... Held opponents to a .197 batting average with runners in scoring position, fourth-lowest in the A.L. ... Allowed 28 homers, fourth-most in the A.L ... threw 12 wild pitches, tied for fifth-most in the AL. ... Did not allow a run in the first inning in 17-straight starts from June 24- September 25 ... was the second-longest streak of its kind in 2010, trailing only San Diego's Mat Latos (22 starts). ... Recorded seven starts of at least 8.0 innings pitched while allowing two runs or less, tied for sixth-most in the AL. ... Began the season 3-0 with a 0.75 ERA (2 ER/24.0 IP) in his first three starts ... became the first hurler to begin a season with three starts of at least 8.0 innings having allowed one earned run or less since Curt Schilling in 1998. w Was the first A.L. pitcher to turn the trick since eventual Cy Young winner, Roger Clemens, in 1991. ... Was the fastest in Rays history to reach five wins, May 5 at Seattle (27th team game). ... His three complete games ranked tied for eighth in the A.L. ... besides the no-hitter, had two 8.0-inning complete game losses (May 21 at Houston and August 6 at Toronto). ... On July 7 vs. Boston, recorded his first career save, two days after a 3.0- inning start vs. the Red Sox. ... Endured the shortest start of his career, June 18 at Florida, going 1.1 innings (seven runs allowed). ... Named A.L. co-Player of the Week, July 26-August 1, the week of his no-hitter. w The no-hitter began a stretch in which he went 4-2 with a 1.59 ERA (10 ER/56.2 IP) in eight starts through September 3. ... Went 4-1 in April, tying Andy Sonnanstine (2008) for most wins in April in Rays history. ... August 22 at Oakland, beat Dallas Braden, 3-2 ... just the second time in 19 years two pitchers faced each other after throwing no-hitters earlier in the year. w Prior to the July 28 matchup of Philadelphia's Roy Halladay and Arizona's Edwin Jackson, had previously happened September 6, 1991, when the White Sox Wilson Alvarez faced Texas' Nolan Ryan. ... Made a NLDS Game Three start against the Rangers and received a nodecision despite holding Texas to one run in 6.0 innings in an evental 6-3 Tampa Bay victory. 2009 Twenty-five-year-old set career bests in starts (32), innings pitched (203) and strikeouts (189)...also established career highs with 79 walks and 25 home runs allowed. ...His 189 strikeouts were 9th in the AL and 2nd most in club history behind Scott Kazmir's 239 in 2007...tied for 5th in the AL with 8.4 strikeouts per 9 innings. ...Reached the 200-inning mark for the first time in his career...joined James Shields as the second pair of Rays starters to log that many frames in one season (also Shields and Scott Kazmir in 2007)...went 6 or more innings 21 times, and 7 or more innings 15 times. ...Held opponents to a .233 avg., 4th best in the American League...held left-handed hitters to a .196 avg., the lowest of any right-handed starter in the fact, this was the lowest of any RH starter (min. 400 BF) since SF Jason Schmidt (.191) in 2004 and by an AL righty since BOS Pedro Martinez (.150) in 2000. ...Averaged 106.9 pitches per game, tied for 4th most in the majors...was responsible for 10 of the 12 highest pitch counts by a Rays pitcher on the season (120-4x, 118, 117-2x, 116-3x). ...Led the staff with 19 quality starts, but the Rays went 15-17 in his 32 starts. ...Received the lowest run support in the AL at 3.68 runs per 9 innings, despite the Rays ranking 7th in the majors in runs scored. Of the 17 AL starters with ... an ERA under 4.00, he was the only one with a losing record...of the 42 in the majors with an ERA under 4.00, only Garza and WAS John Lannan (9-13, 3.88) had losing records. ...Allowed 3 earned runs or less in 23 starts, including 21 of his last 28. ...Tied TOR Ricky Romero for 2nd-most walks in AL behind NYY A.J. Burnett (97)...hit 11 batters, tied for 2nd most in the AL. ...Was 6-3 against the AL East in 2009 with a 2.35 ERA (111-IP, 29-ER)...went 2-9, 5.97 (92- IP, 61-ER) against everyone else...lifetime is 18-9, 2.77 (243.1-IP, 75-ER) against the East and 9-25, 5.09 vs. everyone else including 2-15 against the AL Central. ...Picked up his 7th win on July 24 at TOR, 4-2 over Roy Halladay in 10 innings...pitched a season-high 9 innings...Evan Longoria broke a 2-2 tie with a 2-run double in the top of the 10th...matchup marked just the 2nd time in the last 9 seasons both starting pitchers went 9 or more innings and struck out 9 or more (Halladay and Randy Johnson did it April 29, 2005 at Yankee Stadium). ...After that start, won only one more game the rest of the season (12 starts)...his 4-0 combined shutout Sep 19 vs. TOR ended a careerlong winless streak of 9 starts...matched his season high with 10 strikeouts in the game and also walked a career-high 6. Went 3-1 vs. Toronto with a 1.27 ERA (28.1-IP, 4-ER) a Ray is 6-2 with a 0.92 ERA vs. Toronto (66.1-IP, 48-H, 6-R/ER, 19-BB, 54-SO)... further, has surrendered just one earned run in 4 starts at Tropicana Field (27.2-IP), a 0.33 ERA...his overall career 1.70 ERA (69-IP, 13- ER) is the lowest all time against the Jays. ...Won his season debut April 9 at BOS, 4-3 over Daisuke Matsuzaka...gave the Rays their first season-opening series win since 2002 and consecutive regular season series victories at Fenway Park (after going 25 straight without one). ...The next time he faced Boston, April 30 at home, he tossed 6 perfect innings until Jacoby Ellsbury's infield single to lead off the 7th...was the longest bid for a perfect game in Rays history, and set a club record by retiring 18 batters in order...tied for the 3rd-longest no-hit bid in club history...struck out a season-high 10 and walked only 1...Rays won it 13-0 and he and Grant Balfour combined on a 1-hitter. ...Is the Rays all-time leader (min. 300 IP) with a 3.83 ERA and .238 opp avg. 2008 Twenty-four-year-old spent his first full season in the majors after being acquired November 28, 2007 from the Twins along with Jason Bartlett in a trade involving Delmon Young...with Scott Kazmir on the disabled list, he began the year as the Rays No. 2 starter behind James Shields and made his first Opening Day roster... went 11-9 with a 3.70 ERA over 30 starts, despite spending 16 games on the DL with radial nerve irritation in April. Garza and James Shields were the only 2 pitchers in MLB to throw 2 complete games allowing 2 hits or less in 2008. Held opponents to a .245 mark, ranking 9th among AL pitchers and tops among qualifying Rays starters. Went 7-4 against the AL East with a 2.54 ERA (95.2-IP, 27-ER) in 15 starts...included was a 3-2 record with a 0.47 ERA (38.0-IP, 2-ER) in 5 starts against the Blue Jays...only BOS Jon Lester (2.48) had a lower ERA against the AL East in 2008. Hurled 2 shutouts, tying the club record, and tied with several others for the AL lead...only 2 ML pitchers had more shutouts: CLE/MIL CC Sabathia (5) and MIL Ben Sheets (3). Threw 3 CG, which ranked tied for 3rd in the AL...included was a 1-hitter and a 2-hit shutout... Rays had 7 CG as a team, as Shields also tossed 3 and Sonnanstine the other...only 4 major league pitchers had more CG: CLE/MIL CC Sabathia (10), TOR Roy Halladay (9), MIL Ben Sheets (5) and CLE Cliff Lee (4). Went 4-1 in May with a 2.52 ERA (39.1-IP, 11- ER) in 6 starts...the 4 wins would have tied a club record for most in any single month, but Kazmir notched 5 wins that same month to set a new club mark. On June 26 at FLA, tossed his first career complete game, a one-hitter...9.0-IP, 1-H, 1-R/ER, 1-BB, 10-SO...until Hanley Ramirez's leadoff HR in the 7th, he had allowed no hits and faced the minimum 18 batters...faced 28 batters, tying Shields' club record for fewest BF in a 9-inning CG effort (May 9 vs. LAA)...10 SO matched his season high (May 28 vs. TEX), matched the club's season high, and fell one shy of his career-high 11 (July 29, 2007 at CLE while with MIN). Hurled both his shutouts in a span of 4 starts... the first came July 29 at TOR a 3-0 win over Roy Halladay as he totaled 9.0-IP, 5-H, 1-BB, 5-SO...was his 2nd win over Halladay, the first coming 10 days prior, July 19 at home...became the 4th pitcher to beat Halladay twice in a season, joining BOS Pedro Martinez (2004), BAL Pat Rapp (2000) and BOS Tim Wakefield (2007)...the only others to beat Halladay even twice in a career were NYY Roger Clemens and TEX Vicente Padilla. Fired a complete-game, two-hit shutout Aug 15 at TEX to defeat Kevin Millwood... struck out 9, walked 2, and threw a career-high 119 pitches (78 strikes)...Rays won 7-0. Started the home opener on April 8 vs. Seattle and Erik Bedard...left that game with radial nerve irritation in the 3rd inning (trailing 3-1)...placed on the DL April 9-25, missing 16 games. His control improved throughout the year...allowed 2.50 BB/9 IP (39-BB, 140.1-IP) over his final 22 starts from May 28 on...issued 4.06 BB/9 IP over his first 8 starts (20-BB, 44.2-IP). Went 7-3 at home with a 2.89 ERA (93.1-IP, 30- ER), which ranked 8th in the AL...on the road was 4-6 with a 4.53 ERA (91.1-IP, 46-ER). Compiled a 3.37 ERA in 19 starts after his early exit on June 8 at TEX: 7-6, 123.0-IP, 109-H, 50- R, 46-ER, 34-BB, 94-SO, .240 opp avg. Went winless over his last 5 starts, all coming in September (0-2, 4.73 ERA)...received an average of 3.13 runs per start in run support, lowest among his rotationmates. Allowed just 2-ER in 38-IP (0.47 ERA) in 5 starts against the Blue Jays...compiled a scoreless streak of 25.1-IP vs. the Jays spanning 4 starts (July 19-Sep 7)...that's the longest single-season scoreless streak against one club in club history. Exchanged 1-0 decisions with TOR David Purcey 12 days apart, on Aug 27 (Garza won) and Sep 7 (Purcey won)...the last time two starters traded 1-0 games was 1976, when MIL Bill Travers and NYY Dock Ellis did it. Beat Boston and Tim Wakefield, 3-1 at home on July 1, the middle game of a 3-game sweep...7.0-IP, 4-H, 1-R, 0-ER, 0-BB, 3-SO... retired the first 9 men in order and 14 of the first 15. Started Sep 17 vs. BOS on three days' rest for the first time in his career (4.2-IP, 5-H, 3-R/ ER), receiving no decision in the 10-3 win... it was the first time a Rays starter pitched on less than four days rest in more than three years - since Mark Hendrickson in July 2005. Allowed one run or fewer 11 times. Career is 12-6 with a 3.13 ERA against the AL East...7-16, 4.66 against the rest of baseball... career 3.13 ERA vs. the East is 3rd among all active pitchers (min. 20 starts), trailing NYM Pedro Martinez and TOR A.J. Burnett. Underwent right foot surgery on Oct 31 to remove a small piece of bone from an old fracture on the outside of the foot. 2007 Began season at Triple-A Rochester...was 1-1, 2.88 (25.0 ip, 8 er) in first four starts, April 7-May 2...tossed 6-plus innings in nine consecutive starts, May 12-June 21...was 1-2, 1.35 (20.0 ip, 3 er) in three starts, May 22-June 1...recalled June 29...made his first appearance and only relief appearance, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings, July 2 at New York (AL)...made his first start and earned his first win, July 6 at Chicago and tossed 6.0 shutout innings...did not allow a run in his first three appearances (15.0 ip)...struck out a career-high 11 batters in 6.0 innings, July 29 at Cleveland...allowed seven runs on nine hits and lasted just 2.1 innings (his shortest start of the season), August 14 at Seattle...earned first career win at home, snapping a streak of 10 consecutive losses at the Metrodome, September 19 vs. Texas...pitched 6-plus innings in six of 15 starts and 7-plus innings in two starts...had six quality starts. 2006 Started the season at Single-A Fort Myers...won his first five decisions from April 6-May 8, including an 8.0 inning four hit, nine strikeout win May 8...named the Twins' Minor League Pitcher of the month for April posting a 3-0 record with 0.74 ERA (24.1 ip, 2 er)...earned a promotion to Double-A New Britain May 18 and pitched 7.2 scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out a season-high 13 batters...named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 21...earned wins in his first three decisions from May 18-28...allowed just one earned run in three starts (18.0 ip) from June 4-15...pitched 8.0 shutout innings in back-to-back starts June 30 and July 5...over the two starts he struck out 16 and walked just one...promoted to Triple-A Rochester July 15 and suffered the loss that night as he went 7.0 innings allowing three runs on five hits...won his next three decisions (four starts) from July 20-August 8 and posted a 1.33 ERA (27.0 ip, 4 er)...made his Major League debut August 11 vs. Toronto, lasted 2.2 innings allowing seven runs on eight hits...he became the fourth fastest player to reach the Majors in Twins history...picked up his first Major League victory on August 23 at Baltimore as he pitched 6.0 innings without allowing an earned run... won in back-to-back starts September 19-24...won Jim Rantz Award as Twins' Minor League Pitcher of the Year...named USA Today Minor League Player of the Year, becoming the second Twins player in as many years to be named (Francisco Liriano, 2005)...the Twins become just the second franchise since the awards inception in 1988, to win the award in two consecutive seasons joining the Atlanta Braves (Andruw Jones in '95 & '96)...rated Best Prospect in Twins Organization, Second Best Prospect in Eastern League, Best Control in Double-A and Best Breaking Pitch in Florida STate League by Baseball America. 2005 Transferred from Elizabethton to Beloit July 12...ranked 10th best prospect in Midwest League by Baseball America.