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Astros manager Dusty Baker says RHP Zack Greinke arrived to camp.
Greinke prefers to join spring training as late as possible and the Astros have accommodated him the past couple of seasons. The 37-year-old experienced some declining velocity in 2020 but he's a good bet to pitch close to 200 innings this season. There aren't many other pitchers who that can be said for.
Astros RHP Zack Greinke is not yet as spring training but is expected to report by the mandatory arrival date.
Greinke also did this last season, choosing to work out in the Orlando area where he lives. MLB's mandatory arrival date is February 27th this year.
Zack Greinke allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out seven during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Greinke limited the Rays to two runs and picked up the win on Wednesday. He was able to escape a bases loaded jam in the seventh by striking out Mike Brosseau to end the inning. Most of the damage from the Rays offense came when Greinke yielded a two-run shot to Randy Arozarena. The 36-year-old has a (1-1) record along with 4.30 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 12 strikeouts over 14 2/3 innings during the 2020 postseason.
Astros' manager Dusty Baker announced that Zack Greinke will start Game 4 of the ALCS against the Rays.
Greinke allowed four runs on five hits with four strikeouts and one walk across four 2/3 innings in his previous outing. He appears to be fully recovered from the arm soreness that bothered him during the ALDS. Greinke owns a 5.19 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and five strikeouts over eight 2/3 innings (two starts) during the 2020 postseason.
Zack Greinke was handed a no-decision on Thursday when he allowed four runs on five hits with four strikeouts and one walk across 4 2/3 innings in the Astros Game 4 ALDS win over the A's.
All four of Greinke's earned runs came off the bat of Ramon Laureano, who took him deep not once but twice. The veteran right-hander struck out four over his four plus innings and was picked up by the Astros offense and bullpen, who carried the team to victory. Houston advances to its fourth-consecutive ALCS where they await the winner of the New York-Tampa Bay series.