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Zack Greinke will start Game 4 of ALCS against the Astros on Tuesday at Fenway Park.
Greinke will be tasked with attempting to help the Astros even the ALCS at two games each on Tuesday against the Red Sox. Astros fans should temper expectations though. Greinke has struggled in the postseason in his career, with a 4.18 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 20 career postseason games.
Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke (neck) is scheduled to make a rehab start with Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday.
According to manager Dusty Baker, it's a “very distinct possibility” that Zack Greinke will be in the bullpen in the playoffs. He will miss the rest of the season and can be safely dropped in redraft leagues. The 37-year-old struggled mightily in his last three appearances, surrendering 18 earned runs over 13 innings. Overall, Greinke owned an (11-6) record along with a 4.11 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 117 strikeouts over 168 2/3 innings in 2021.
Astros starter Zack Greinke allowed five runs over four innings of work against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. His final line included five hits, one walk, three strikeouts, one homer, and the no-decision. Houston ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 7-6.
Greinke is 11-6 with a 4.11 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and .252 OBA through 29 starts this season. He has also walked 36 batters and struck out 117. The right-hander has allowed 19 runs over his last 13 innings of work.
Astros veteran starter Zack Greinke had a horrendous outing on Tuesday as he allowed eight runs (seven earned) over five innings of work against the Rangers. His final line included five hits, three walks, four strikeouts, three homers, and the loss. Houston ultimately fell to Texas by a score of 8-1.
Greinke now dropped to 11-6 with a 3.94 ERA and 1.17 WHIP through 28 starts this season. The 37-year-old returned from the injured list on Tuesday and has now allowed 14 runs over his last nine innings of work.
Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke (COVID-19) will return to the mound on Tuesday against the Rangers.
When all is said and done, Greinke will have missed roughly two weeks due to COVID-19. Greinke discussed the diagnosis, explaining that he, his wife, and their two sons all tested positive despite being vaccinated against the virus. Houston will certainly welcome him back considering how effective he has been in 2021. Through 27 starts, the veteran hurler is 11-5 with a 3.66 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and .251 OBA. He has also stuck out 110 batters while walking 32.