Matt Garza is getting lit up but he’s not worried


Feb 25, 2014; Maryvale, AZ, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Garza(22) runs down a bunt during a Spring Training inter-squad practice game at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Garza is getting roughed up this spring, his first spring with the Milwaukee Brewers. But you won’t see Matt Garza frowning about it because it’s only spring training.

“I’ll be ready when the bell rings,” Garza told the media in the wake of his disastrous start Wednesday against the Angels.

And when I say disastrous? I mean disastrous.

Garza’s line: 10 runs, six earned, 9 hits in 1 2/3 innings. Most of that damage was done in a horrifying second inning that saw the Angels send 13 batters to the plate. Garza was chased after recording only two outs. The Brewers defense didn’t help him any, committing two errors.

Garza’s ERA ballooned to 19.06 after that debacle. But again, Garza, not worried.

“They put the ball on the ground and what happened, happened,” Garza said. “That’s the way it broke down. Thank God, it’s spring training.”

Garza signed a $50 million deal with the normally light-spending Brewers in the offseason. So don’t blame the Brewers if, unlike Garza, they are a little teensy bit worried.

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