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Matt Garza leaves game with a thumb contusion

Apr 30, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT

Matt Garza AP

Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza left today’s game with a right thumb contusion. He did it while batting, actually. So Universal DH Now.

Not that his batting was his only problem today. Garza allowed five runs on five hits and four walks over three innings against the Cardinals before he left the game.

The Brewers are calling him day to day. I assume Garza is having a Twitter war with his bat or telling someone how the Cubs are the ones behind this injury or something.

  1. shaggytoodle - Apr 30, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    The Brewers are tough, even though it looks like today’s game will be an loss. I think its safe to say a lot of people underestimated them including me.

    I thought they would have a decent starting rotation, with the ability to put up quite a few runs (which they have struggled with this year) and I thought there Bullpen wasn’t going to be close to as good as it is now. Keep proving me wrong, and grinding out wins.

    2 of 3 @ StL with Braun, Segura, and Ramirez missing most of the series, hopefully this goes a long ways in helping a of the younger players on that team.

    • salvomania - Apr 30, 2014 at 5:25 PM

      Sure, they won two of three, but were a hair’s breadth away from being swept, considering both wins were in extra innings and the Cardinals’ boneheadedness contributed mightily to both games going extras.

      • shaggytoodle - Apr 30, 2014 at 9:40 PM

        Brewer’s were closer to sweeping, the Cards, than vice versa, but losing 2 of 3 to Mil. Which mostly had platoon players in the infield, and 2 young guys in the OF corners had to be frustrating.

        The Cards will figure it out eventually, but I hope the Brewers can keep winning Series against them.

  2. illuminancer - Apr 30, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Garza’s telling the bat it needs to shut its woman up.

  3. missingdiz - Apr 30, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Four hits from Craig, and not just dribblers either. If he’s turned the corner, the Cards’ offense should start clicking. Other guys who’ve been struggling, and perhaps pressing too hard, might come around too if they feel some of the load’s been taken off their shoulders.

  4. Jason @ IIATMS - Apr 30, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    The bat has cost Garza a win. His arm cost him 30.

  5. yourcubreporter - Apr 30, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Hee hee hee…

    Maybe he can just pitch his way out of this.

  6. stabonerichard - Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    If the NL had the DH (like virtually every other professional baseball league across the globe), we wouldn’t be able to marvel at the Mets’ pitchers 0-for-42 (and counting) this season. That’d be a shame.

    • hoopmatch - Apr 30, 2014 at 7:09 PM

      You probably want to let managers take off their uniforms, too. ;-)

    • cincinata - May 1, 2014 at 2:35 PM

      For the last time. The DH is a poor idea. It was developed in the MINOR LEAGUES

      • cincinata - May 1, 2014 at 2:41 PM

        Obviously EITHER you guys who want this in the NL are either minor leaguers or want the NL to follow the AL into the minor league. In baseball, everyone should play and everyone takes a turn at bat. That is how the game was developed and that is how it should stay. If you don’t like the game, watch the AL. One has to remember how and why the AL made the change. Look it up.

        I n the first professional game the Reds played, EVERYONE PLAYED AND BATTED! YES, EVEN THE PITCHER. Let’s keep it that way, or invent your own game.

  7. wheels579 - Apr 30, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Should they designate people to handle silverware for these pitchers too since they can’t seem to do that either without injury?

  8. chiadam - Apr 30, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Yep, and so it begins.

    Enjoy all that, Milwaukee.

  9. tfilarski - Apr 30, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    was wondering when garza would get injured this year…

  10. hwkeycubronco - May 1, 2014 at 3:43 AM

    Karma. ..keep your mouth shut Mathew.

  11. derklempner - May 1, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    I’m SHOCKED to hear Matt Garza is injured.

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