Matt Garza day to day due to thumb

ST. LOUIS -- Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Garza left his start against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth inning Wednesday because of a bruised right thumb.

Wei-Chung Wang replaced Garza with St. Louis leading 4-3 after Garza walked Matt Carpenter leading off the fourth. The Cardinals added five runs after Garza's departure, en route to a 9-3 win.

The Brewers said Garza is day to day. He said after the game there was no doubt he'd be ready for his next start.

"I'm going to make sure I'm OK by then," Garza said. "I'm not here to skip a start, I'm prepared to pitch. I want to get right back out there."

Garza met with a trainer and tried a few warmup pitches before the Brewers called for a reliever. He gave up five runs, five hits and four walks with four strikeouts.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.