Posted July 08, 2012 on AP on Fox
Milwaukee pitcher Zack Greinke is going to get another start before the All-Star break. Greinke tossed just four pitches Saturday before he was ejected after spiking the ball following a close play at first base during a 6-3 loss at Houston. So the Brewers decided to give him the ball again on Sunday. Greinke will become the first pitcher in the majors to start consecutive games since C.J. Wilson of the Angels on May 11-12. The last Brewer to start consecutive games was CC Sabathia, who started the game before and after the All-Star break in 2008. Greinke also is scheduled to start Milwaukee's first game after the break on Friday. That would make him the first pitcher to start three straight games in one season since Red Faber for the Chicago White Sox in 1917, according to stats provided by the Brewers from the Elias Sports Bureau.

Zack Greinke Ejected From Game After Four Pitches for Spiking Ball in Close Call at First Base (Video)

Baseball may have followed football's lead on some instant replay advancements, but it's still not keen on adapting other parts of the sport, like the good ol' ball spike. Zack Greinke found that out the hard way Saturday when he was booted from his start against the Astros after angrily spiking a ball after a call at first base. Greinke was obviously mad at himself after...

Orioles Looking to Trade for Zack Greinke

The Baltimore Orioles are a looking to acquire Zack Greinke from the Brewers reports Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Greinke is a free agent after this season, and the Brewers will likely move the 29 year old pitcher if they are unable to sign him to an extension before the July 31 deadline. Greinke is 9-2 on the season, with an 3.08 ERA and 106 strikeouts in 108 innings. The...

Brewers start Greinke one day after his ejection

It took just four pitches for Zack Greinke's Saturday start against the Houston Astros to come to a very premature end.After Greinke spiked a ball out of frustration following a close call at first base, the Milwaukee Brewers' ace pitcher was ejected before even registering an out. Having given up an earned run, he took the loss as Milwaukee was eventually defeated, 6-3....

Brewers' Greinke, Roenicke ejected against Astros

Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke and starting pitcher Zack Greinke have been ejected in the first inning against the Houston Astros. Greinke raced to cover first base on a grounder by Jose Altuve and spiked the ball when the All-Star speedster was called safe, leading to his ejection by first base umpire Sam Holbrook. Roenicke immediately raced out to argue the call and was ejected...

Brewers turn to Greinke to gather steam

By JEFF MEZYDLO, STATS Senior WriterA year ago, Zack Greinke struggled to consistently win on the road. That has not been the case during his second season with the Milwaukee Brewers.The subject of trade rumors, Greinke on Saturday tries to win a third straight road start and continue his dominance over a Houston Astros club trying to end a nine-game skid.Last season, Greinke (9...

Greinke Ejected After Four Pitches

((HT: MLB/FSAstros)) This is what happens when umpires decide to make themselves the center of attention... In the Milwaukee-Houston game last night, Brewers starter Zack Greinke was late covering first base. In his disappointment, he spiked the baseball in the field of play and got an ejection for his actions... The Astros got the win after Greinke was removed... Greinke...

What Greinke or Hamels Would Yield in a Trade

With the Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies 6.0 and 10.0 games out, respectively, of the second wild-card spot in the National League, it’s probable that one or both teams will trade their front-line, free-agent-to-be starters — i.e. Zack Greinke and Cole Hamels — before the July 31st trade deadline. “What might either be worth in terms of a trade?” is a question...

Game Picks - Sunday: July 8, 2012

Was that fair? Yesterday's post indicated that the Game of the Day feature was on a five day losing streak. So after carefully considering which game was the best lock for being correct, the feature settled on Zack Greinke and the Brewers. You probably heard how that went. Greinke faced two batters, the second of which grounded to first. Greinke raced over and took the throw...

SF Giants Rumors: Giants Scouting Pitchers, Cain Is Named NL Starting Pitcher

Jon Heyman of says scouts of six contending teams were watching the Brewers starting pitcher Zack Greinke face the Astros (Saturday), but they didn’t get to see much since Greinke was ejected two batters into the game.   The six teams that were listed as having a scout present was the Orioles, Rangers, Braves, Diamondbacks, Blue Jays and the San Francisco Giants...

Brewers Player Power Rankings (07/09/12)

Here is my look at the Brewers 25-man Roster Power Rankings…it got really hard after 11 (that’s what she said) ***NOTE:  The number in parenthesis is change from last week*** #1: OF Ryan Braun (-) – 7-hits, 2-homers, and 6-RBI this week keeps Braun on top of the list #2: SP Zack Greinke (-) – Loved the ejection…though with a normally calm Greinke, is frustration setting...
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