Tampa Bay right-hander Matt Garza has had a lot of success vs. the Orioles, going 8-1, 3.14 in 11 career starts vs. the Birds.
But on July 20th, the O’s scored seven runs off him in 6 1/3 innings and hit four homers against him. That game clearly didn’t sit well with Garza. Tonight, Garza starts vs. the O’s at Camden Yards.
He tells the St. Petersburg Times he owes the Orioles “a lot of payback” and that he’s “going to make them feel really uncomfortable in the box.”
He went on to say “I’m going to shove it down your throat this time.”
Wonder how he really feels.
If those aren’t fighting words, I don’t know what they are. Garza is grumpy. At the Orioles.
Tonight’s game just got a lot more interesting.
Here is a link to the story where Garza pops off.
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