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Cubs Game Day: Garza makes Cubs' debut
Matt Garza makes his Cubs' debut today against Pittsburgh, hoping to shake off a subpar spring training that he blamed on the dry air of Arizona.
After a scoreless first, Garza gave up an RBI single to Ronny Cedeno in the second to give the Pirates the lead.
On Saturday, a demonstrative Garza was on the top step of the Cubs dugout almost the entire game, cheering on his teammates like it was a playoff game.
"I was thinking about sending him out," manager Mike Quade cracked. "He was driving me nuts, as he's known to do."
Quade couldn't recall watching a starting pitcher do so much cheerleading from the dugout.
"I've had some utility guys -- (F.P). Santangelo, Frankie Menechino -- these were good players, understood their role and were great cheerleaders," Quade said. "But it was sincere, and that's the thing with this guy. He likes to have fun, but he wants to win, and it's original and genuine, and I like that about him."
Asked if Garza ever sat down, Quade said he wasn't paying attention.
"Look, I've got my own issues at the other end," he said. "It's like when I was here with Lou (Piniella), I stayed down here because they had plenty of issues going on down there. Whatever is going on down here, as long as there's enthusiasm and I can feel it, I'm good with it."