Greinke didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Yankees, giving up three runs on three hits and four walks over four innings while striking out four. The veteran right-hander seemed a bit rattled by the atmosphere at Yankee Stadium as the Astros made their first visit to the Bronx with fans in attendance since the sign-stealing scandal came to light, and he threw 50 of 84 pitches for strikes before exiting. He'll take a 3.76 ERA and 31:10 K:BB through 40.2 innings into his next outing.
Greinke allowed four runs on four hits, two walks and a hit batsman while striking out five in a no-decision against the Mariners on Wednesday. Greinke was uncharacteristically flat during his shortest outing of the season, throwing just 46 strikes among his 85 pitches. He would have been tagged with his second loss, but an eighth-inning rally bailed him out. Greinke's next turn is scheduled for Tuesday on the road in Yankee Stadium.
Greinke yielded two runs on 10 hits over seven innings Friday, striking out six batters in a win over the Angels. He did not factor in the decision. Greinke finished the seventh inning and was in line for the loss before Yuli Gurriel knocked a game-tying blast in the bottom of the frame. The 37-year-old righty wasn't at his best Friday but forced three double plays to quickly silence the Angels' threats. Both runs he allowed came during the fifth inning on RBI hits by Shohei Ohtani and Jared Walsh. Greinke will carry a 2.76 ERA into next Wednesday's home matchup with Seattle.
Greinke (2-1) allowed four hits over eight scoreless innings in a win over the Mariners on Saturday. He struck out six and did not issue a walk. After Greinke breezed through eight scoreless on 91 pitches, Ryan Pressly entered the game and completed the shutout for Houston. True to his word, Greinke ditched his slider in this outing, as Brian McTaggart of MLB.com notes. The right-hander said he would table the pitch after he was rocked for three homers against the Tigers earlier this week. He has four other quality pitches to lean on and will hope this formula can produce similar results at home against the Angels next week.
Greinke (1-1) allowed six runs on 10 hits -- including three home runs -- over 4.2 innings in a loss to the Tigers on Monday. He struck out two and walked three batters. Greinke was not happy with his slider and even suggested to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com that he could table the pitch. "I don't ever want to throw it again after today," Greinke said. "It was bad." Opponents have hit close to .300 against his slider the past two years, so he may be on to something, but Greinke should not feel the need to tweak his formula too much. He had a 1.38 ERA in his first two starts of 2021. Up next is a road start in Seattle.
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