MILWAUKEE Zack Greinke is by no means perfect.
The former Cy Young winner has had his share of ups and downs since coming to Milwaukee before the 2011 season, including a miserable first road start this year in Chicago that saw him give up eight earned runs and nine hits in 3 23innings.
But that was on the road. At home in Milwaukee, Greinke has been about as perfect as it gets.
In his first start of the season against the Cardinals, the right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings and added seven strikeouts to boot. And with another seven-inning, seven-strikeout performance against the Dodgers on Wednesday night (this time a no-decision), Greinke remains a perfect 12-0 at Miller Park good enough for the longest such winning streak ever by a Brewers' pitcher.
It's a streak so impressive that only six other starting pitchers in modern baseball history have managed to match it, the last being Kenny Rogers, who won 15 straight games in Oakland between the 1998 and 1999 seasons.