JV has been pretty average as of late. He has been going deep into games (8, 7, 7), but the numbers are not quite what we’ve come to expect. He is 1-2 with a 4.09 ERA and over his last three starts, with 16 Ks/8 BBs over 22 IPs. At the All-Star break I was hoping for 20 wins…now 15 seems like a stretch.
Garza followed up his no-hitter against Detroit with two more outstanding efforts. He gave up 4 ERs against the Yankees in 7 innings, but there had to be some bad luck involved there as he only gave up 5 hits and 1 BB against 9 Ks. Last Friday night he aced the Blue Jays, hurling 8 innings of shut-out ball and only allowing 4 hits. Garza’s WHIP over his last three games is .46…nasty.