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Postby silverZ » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:57 am

V-dub broke up the unearned run streak with a single up the middle. Greinke shrugged it off and more or less dominated the Jays for 7 innings. Silent Assassin.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Zack Greinke fan club

Postby auclairkeithbc » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:08 am

I'm very curious how his numbers will look taking away his first 4-5 starts. By the end of the season, everyone felt pretty comfortable ignoring Sabathia's first 4-5 starts last year because they were so bad, and focusing on his numbers after the fact. Greinke could finish with a top 10 ERA in the AL this year without pitching ALL that great the rest of the way. It certainly might not happen that way, but if he is a 4.00ERA guy from now on, which was a common projection preseason, and ends up with 198IP, he'll finish at 3.36, which was a common projection from his fans preseason. At this point, I'd say he certainly seems like he's better than a 4.00ERA guy, but the sample size is still somewhat small for him (even including the end of last year).
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Re: The OFFICIAL Zack Greinke fan club

Postby DaShiz23 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:12 am

rookies and cream wrote:Great Greinke article.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns

good read. ;-D
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Re: The OFFICIAL Zack Greinke fan club

Postby Inukchuk » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:48 am

silverZ wrote:Silent Assassin.


Perfect nickname. I heard an interview with him on 30 Teams in 30 Days before the season. He does not like to talk. ;-D
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Re: The OFFICIAL Zack Greinke fan club

Postby rookies and cream » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:55 am

Inukchuk wrote:
silverZ wrote:Silent Assassin.


Perfect nickname. I heard an interview with him on 30 Teams in 30 Days before the season. He does not like to talk. ;-D


You should read that article I linked a page ago.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Zack Greinke fan club

Postby Inukchuk » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:21 am

Just did. Very cool story... It's nice to see a guy with such a high pressure profession overcome what he has. ;-D
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Re: The OFFICIAL Zack Greinke fan club

Postby Tavish » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:24 am

He is still a goofball. Hard to not like a guy like that.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Zack Greinke fan club

Postby Saltydog » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:54 pm

I don't know if this story has been told here but it was passed on to me after lamenting Greinke's performance last night.

Zack Greinke was a pitcher for Team Florida as a 16 year old in a Tournament in Georgia. This tournament championship was decided in a game between Kyle Davies and Greinke. The beginning of the tournament always features a home run derby. Greinke was the last hitter in the competition, and he had to hit 7 home runs to win the derby outright. It took him 8 swings to hit 7 home runs, and as he hit his 7th home run he dropped the bat and walked off nonchalantly. His coach ran out from the dugout and whispered something in his ear. Greinke proceeded to step in LEFT HANDED, and hit the next 2 pitches out of the park!

For the record, Scott Kazmir was the #2 starter for Team Florida....behind Greinke.

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