It appears to be the last time. Zack Greinke, 40, of the Kansas City Royals, who is one strikeout away from reaching 3,000 for his career, is having a bittersweet final year.
카지노사이트Kansas City hosted the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 7 (ET).
On the day, Kansas City starter Greinke threw 59 pitches (38 for strikes) over four innings, allowing five runs on seven hits. He gave up two home runs.
Kansas City was unable to overcome Greinke’s early deficit and fell to 4-8. Greinke suffered his 12th loss of the season. His ERA has risen to 5.53.
Greinke also added four more strikeouts on the night, bringing his career total to 2,955. It’s unlikely that Greinke will add another 45 over the next nine to 10 games.
That means it’s increasingly unlikely that Greinke, who tied for the most losses in a season with today’s loss, will reach 3,000 career strikeouts.
Zack Greinke. Photo by Getty Images
In order to reach 3,000 strikeouts, Greinke needs to record five or more strikeouts in his remaining games. However, Greinke is averaging 2.4 strikeouts in his last five games.
Once a Cy Young Award-winning pitcher who dominated the best hitters in baseball, Greinke’s final days are looking increasingly bleak.