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Royals' Zack Greinke: Records another solid outing
Greinke did not factor in the decision against Detroit on Wednesday, allowing one run on four hits and one walk while striking out five batters over five innings.
Greinke served up a solo homer to Riley Greene in the fourth frame but otherwise kept the Tigers off the scoreboard. The crafty veteran reached five strikeouts for the just the third time among his 11 starts, though two of those performances have come across his past three outings. Since giving up seven runs in 3.2 innings against Minnesota on April 27, Greinke has rebounded by yielding three or fewer earned runs over each of his subsequent five starts. Over that span, he's posted a solid 2.73 ERA, though he has only one win to show for it.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Zack Greinke: No help in loss
Greinke (1-5) took the loss Friday versus the White Sox, allowing two runs on five hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out four and didn't walk a batter.
Greinke pitched well outside of a sloppy second inning, but the Royals put just one man on base all game, and he was wiped out by a double play. With inconsistent run support from a team tied for 24th in the majors in runs scored, it will remain difficult for Greinke to find his way to the win column. He has a 4.82 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 36:7 K:BB through 52.1 innings across 10 starts this season. The veteran is lined up for a home start versus the Tigers next week.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Zack Greinke: Makes history in no-decision
Greinke did not factor in the decision against Milwaukee on Saturday, allowing two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out five batters over five innings.
Greinke put together a solid outing, with the only two runs against him coming on a third-inning Christian Yelich homer. However, the bottom-10 Kansas City offense failed to give him much run support, keeping the veteran stuck on one win on the campaign. Greinke made a bit of history in the outing, striking out Joey Wiemer in the fifth to become the fifth pitcher in MLB history to punch out 1,000 different batters over the course of a career. Greinke's accomplishment is largely a testament to his longevity -- he has fanned less than a batter per inning over the course of his 20-year MLB tenure -- though he has slightly improved his K/9 to 6.2 this season from 4.8 last year.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Zack Greinke: Goes 5.2 innings in no-decision
Greinke did not factor in the decision against the White Sox on Monday, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out two batters over 5.2 innings.
Greinke carried a one-run lead into the sixth inning, but a Gavin Sheets solo homer tied the score and eliminated his shot at a win. The veteran hurler once again failed to miss bats -- he induced just two swinging strikes and notched two punchouts -- but managed to craft his way to within an out of a quality start. Greinke has fanned just 27 batters over 41.2 innings this season, emphasizing his changed approach late in his career after averaging over a strikeout per inning in multiple seasons when he was younger. Despite the lack of dynamic stuff, Greinke is at least providing some length for KC, going at least five innings in all but one of his eight starts so far this season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Zack Greinke: Absurdly efficient in win
Greinke (1-4) earned the win over Baltimore on Wednesday, pitching five scoreless innings during which he allowed three hits and struck out three batters.
Greinke needed just 44 pitches to complete five frames, and it's unclear why he was pulled with such a low pitch count. Regardless, the veteran managed to pick up his first win of the campaign, becoming the first pitcher since Greg Maddux in 2003 to earn a win with 44 or fewer pitches, per Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts. Wednesday's performance was an impressive bounce-back for Greinke after he allowed seven runs over 3.2 frames against Minnesota in his previous start.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Zack Greinke: Takes fourth loss of season
Greinke (0-4) took the loss Thursday, allowing seven runs on eight hits and two walks over 3.2 innings against the Twins. He struck out three.
Greinke has had a rough start to the season, posting a 6.10 ERA and 1.45 ERA through six starts so far this year. The former Astro has allowed multiple runs in five of those appearances, and he's in danger of having the worst season of his career if he doesn't improve soon. The 39-year-old is tentatively slated to face the Orioles at home in his next start.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Zack Greinke: Takes no-decision against ex-club
Greinke allowed four runs on seven hits and no walks over five innings against the Angels on Saturday. He struck out two batters and didn't factor in the decision.
Greinke tossed two scoreless frames before giving up a run in the third. He yielded a solo homer to Hunter Renfroe in the fourth inning and two-run shot to Mike Trout in the fifth before departing. The veteran hurler didn't allow any long balls in his first two starts this season but has served up up five homers over three games since. Greinke's given Kansas City decent depth by going at least five frames in each of his five starts, but his 0-3 record and 4.61 ERA are far from inspiring.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Zack Greinke: Doesn't factor into decision
Greinke allowed four runs on four hits while striking out six with one walk over six innings Sunday against the Royals, but he didn't factor into the decision.
Greinke pitched six efficient innings and held the potent Atlanta offense to only four hits; however, he was tagged for three runs in the third inning and didn't factor into the decision. Despite having a solid 4.03 ERA and 17:4 K:BB over 22.1 innings pitched, the 39-year-old veteran is still winless with an 0-3 record in 2023. With the Royals ranking at the bottom of the league in offensive efficiency, it may be difficult for their starting rotation to earn wins regularly. Still, Greinke will aim to achieve his first win in his next start, scheduled tentatively for the upcoming series with the Angels.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Zack Greinke: Takes loss against Texas
Greinke fell to 0-3 with a loss against the Rangers on Monday. He allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out three batters over five innings.
Though Greinke lost his first two starts of the campaign, he pitched quite well, allowing just three runs over 11.1 combined innings. The veteran didn't fare as well Monday, but he kept the Royals competitive before the team's bullpen fell apart following his departure. Greinke was stung by a pair of Rangers homers -- the first two long balls he has given up this season -- and he struck out a season-low three batters. He still has a solid 3.31 ERA through three outings, but he may not rack up many victories this season while pitching for a Kansas City club that thus far has displayed one of MLB's worst offenses.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Zack Greinke: Pitches well but takes loss
Greinke (0-2) took the loss against Toronto on Wednesday, pitching six innings and allowing one run on seven hits and one walk while striking out four batters.
Greinke scattered seven singles in the outing, and he held the Blue Jays scoreless until the sixth inning. That was enough for Toronto to claim the win, however, as Kansas City's offense managed just two hits and no runs. Greinke fell to 0-2 with the defeat, but he's pitched well in his first two starts of the campaign. The veteran has allowed three runs while posting an 8:2 K:BB over his first 11.1 frames.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Zack Greinke: Strong Opening Day start
Greinke (0-1) allowed two earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four across 5.1 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Twins.
Greinke kept pace with his counterpart Pablo Lopez, as he held the Twins scoreless until the top of the sixth inning. As has been the case in recent years, Greinke's success came from his ability to induce soft contact rather than generate swings and misses. That will lead to more volatile outcomes, but he managed a respectable 3.68 ERA and 1.34 WHIP across 137 innings in 2022 and began the new campaign in good form as well.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Zack Greinke: Picked for Opening Day start
Greinke was announced as the Royals' Opening Day starter Friday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Brady Singer also would have made sense, but Greinke's seniority rules here as he'll make his seventh career Opening Day start, including his third with Kansas City. He'll face off against the Twins on March 30 at Kauffmann Stadium.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Zack Greinke: Pitches well Tuesday
Greinke allowed a run on one hit and struck out seven over four innings in Tuesday's Cactus League loss to the Reds.
Greinke appears to be ramping up just fine this spring. The run he allowed Tuesday was his second of the spring, and it came on a solo home run by Tyler Stephenson. Greinke has added an 11:1 K:BB across nine Cactus League innings. He should get at least two more appearances before lining up to pitch in the Royals' first series of the season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Zack Greinke: Back with Kansas City
Greinke agreed Monday with the Royals on a one-year contract, Bob Fescoe of 610 Sports Kansas City reports.
The deal will pay him $8-to-10 million with the chance for more with performance incentives, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. Greinke returns to the Royals after a 2022 season in which he went 4-9 with a 3.68 ERA and 73:27 K:BB over 137 innings in 26 starts. The 39-year-old right-hander will assuredly be a part of the Kansas City rotation, but his inability to miss bats at this stage of his career renders him little more than a risky streaming option for the 2023 campaign in the majority of fantasy formats.... See More ... See Less
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