PHOENIX -- Matt Garza threw 63 pitches over six innings in a Triple-A game on Monday, working past the third inning for the first time this spring.
Garza allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits, with five strikeouts and no walks against the Reds' top Minor League affiliate. He'd lasted only 1 2/3 innings against the Angels in his previous Cactus League outing.
"It's important to get him stretched out," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "Just two more [spring starts] after this. We need to get him out there and get his pitches."
Said Garza: "I felt good, threw the ball well and feel great."
Roenicke senses no panic in the right-hander.
"It doesn't faze him," Roenicke said.