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Zack Greinke is available out of the Brewers’ bullpen tonight

Oct 7, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

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In last night’s Tigers-Yankees game we saw both managers turn to top-of-the-rotation starters in relief roles and Zack Greinke may join the fun tonight.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told Adam McCalvy of that “Zack would be available and not just if [Yovani Gallardo] isn’t pitching well.”

Greinke threw just 86 pitches in his Game 2 start Sunday, so the fact that he’d be pitching on full rest and a modest recent workload means he might even be available for multiple innings.

Greinke hasn’t made a relief appearance since 2007, but he was dominant out of the Royals’ bullpen that season with a 3.54 ERA and 55/15 K/BB ratio in 53 innings spread over 38 appearances.

  1. hasbeen5 - Oct 7, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Somebody made this comment here the other day, but why wouldn’t he be available? It’s win or go home. He can’t start game 1 of the NLCS if they don’t get there.

  2. channingtaintum - Oct 7, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Well hopefully Yo can go a solid 7, with K-rod and the Stache finishing up. Greinke would be the top option if it goes past 9. Go Crew!

  3. Jonny 5 - Oct 7, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    And Cliff Lee will be the Phillies relief if it’s not the 9th inning.

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