Matt Garza gets roughed up in his spring debut with his new club as he allowed four hits, four earned runs and two walks without a strikeout against the Rockies.
Garza lasted just one inning (28 pitches) against a Rockies team that had all the top players in the lineup. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said, "He (Garza) was just all over the place. His command, changeup and fastball were certainly not where he wanted. But, hey, he got in a lot of pitches." Garza was quoted as saying, "I have a history of very not good springs. I don't take pride in that, but I take pride in my work when I get it done. And when the bell rings, I'm ready to go. However I've got to get them, I'm going to get them." I am not sure I willing to bet on that this year with Garza, who also has been plagued with injuries the last couple years.rnrnrnrnrnrnANALYST: Michael Pichan
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said the team is giving Marcus Mariota more chances to run the football.
One of the bigger surprises this fantasy season has been the lack of running by Mariota, considering he came from a read option offense in Oregon. However, the rookie quarterback has still been a solid fantasy option despite the lack of running, so this will give a slight boost to his value if he is able to churn out a few yards on the ground. It’s always a tough situation when quarterbacks run more as they open themselves up for injury, but the Titans must feel confident that Mariota will know how to protect himself when he decides to take off and run. Analysis: Phil Backert