- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/21/1983 (36)
This has to hurt for Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke, who pitched six amazing innings before Anthony Rendon took him deep in the seventh inning in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday. Juan Soto followed with a walk before Greinke was pulled for relieverWill Harris. Harris proceeded to give up a home run, and it took everything that Greinke worked so hard for away in a second. He still had a phenomenal performance and shut down this great Nationals lineup for six innings. Greinke certainly still has it in the tank and gave this Astros team every chance to win this Game 7.
Houston Astros starter Zack Greinke will take the mound with a championship on the line in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night. In four postseason starts this season, Greinke is 0-2 with a 5.30 ERA, a 1.61 WHIP and has allowed 22 hits through 18 2/3 innings pitched. The veteran allowed only one run in 4 2/3 innings earlier in the series but Greinke is no sure thing to produce. Opponents are hitting .289 against Greinke in the playoffs and expect manager A.J. Hinch to have a very short leash early in the game. The Astros would most likely turn to Jose Urquidy out of the bullpen first if Greinke falters.
Greinke didn't have a great game, pitching just 4.2 innings and allowing one run. It was exactly what the Astros needed, though, as they got an early lead and never gave it up. He got out of a bases-loaded third inning jam scot-free, before giving up an RBI triple to Victor Robles in the fourth. He got up to 96 pitches, so it was an easy choice when Asdrubal Cabrera doubled with two outs in the fifth and put the tying runner at the plate. Greinke didn't get the win, but he certainly got his job done and that's all you can ask for in this environment.