Matt Garza entered Monday nights game against Miami with a 2-2 record and a 2.56 ERA in five starts since coming off the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis. That string of solid outings ended last night when the Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Miami Marlins 6-2.
Garza (6-13) allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings to suffer the loss.
“It wasn’t Matt’s best night,” manager Craig Counsell said. “He’s had five really nice starts since the all-star break. Five out of six pretty good ones. We’ll take that and move forward.”
The Brewers scored first, leading 1-0 in the second inning when Khris Davis led off with a single, moved to third on a double by Hernan Perez and scored on Adeiny Hechavarria error on a ground ball up the middle by Shane Peterson.
Miami scored two in the third and two more in the fourth to break things open.
Game two of the series is tonight. The Brewers send rookie right-hander Tyler Cravy (0-4, 5.92) to the mound against Adam Conley (1-0, 5.00).