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Monday, August 4, 2014

Brewers Injury Update: Matt Garza exits with oblique issue

By on 8/04/2014 08:15:00 AM

Milwaukee Brewers right-handed starting pitcher Matt Garza was dominating the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday, dusting away hitters over and over again. That continued until Garza left the game after throwing six scoreless innings and only 71 pitches. He was forced out with an oblique strain, announced by the team. The bullpen then blew his 2-0 lead and the Brewers are now one game back in the National League Central.

Garza, 30, left with an oblique strain. He needs to undergo tests, which mean the timetable and severity of the injury are still unknown, as reported by Adam McCalvy from

In 22 starts going into Sunday, Garza was 7-7 with a 3.74 ERA. The six scoreless innings have him at a 3.58 ERA. He only allowed one hit while striking out four before getting hurt on Sunday. The Brewers will now have to put Marco Estrada back in the rotation. He is 7-6 with a 4.83 ERA and a MLB-high 27 homers allowed this season. Losing Garza for any period of time will be a big blow to the Brewers.

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