Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 7/25/12
The Tuesday Takeaway All eyes, from fans’ to scouts’, were on Zack Greinke when the Brewers ace took the mound last night at Citizens Bank Park. His team had lost four straight and was seven games under .500 coming into the second game of the series in Philadelphia, but Greinke was pitching less for the Brewers of today and more for the Brewers of tomorrow. Apparently felled by the team’s decision to start him on back-to-back days before the All-Star break, the 28-year-old righty had only two chances to rebuild his trade value before the July 31 deadline. Two hours and 51 minutes later, the Brewers’ losing streak had reached five and their record had dropped to 44-52. But if there are such things as moral victories for organizations, Tuesday’s 7-6 defeat certainly was one for Milwaukee. Fresh off of an 11-day rest, Greinke tossed seven innings of one-run ball, needing only 87 pitches to record those 21 outs. His fastball was back up to the mid-90s, and his curveball was inducing
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