I was talking to a friend about Matt Garza’s recent string of success and he made an excellent point: when Garza is good, he rarely shakes off the catcher.
Remember Garza the thinker? The Garza that threw Dioner Navarro down the steps to the clubhouse in Arlington on June 8, 2008 because he didn’t like the way Navarro was calling the game?
That Garza appears to be dead. I don’t know if Garza started dating a teacher at the local junior college, wearing garters under his uniform, or breathing through his eye-lids, but I do think that Garza stopped thinking on the mound…and that can only help the ballclub.
Either way, can we start calling Garza, Nuke? I’m doing it. Who’s with me?