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Zack Greinke to start Game 1 of NLCS on Sunday against Cardinals

Oct 8, 2011, 3:14 PM EDT

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With Yovani Gallardo unavailable after starting Game 5 of the NLDS against the Diamondbacks yesterday, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has confirmed that Zack Greinke will start Game 1 of the NLCS tomorrow against the Cardinals.

Greinke allowed four runs on eight hits (including three home runs) over five innings in Game 2 of the NLDS. He was warming up during last night’s game and would have pitched the 11th inning if it wasn’t for Nyjer Morgan‘s walkoff single in the bottom of the 10th inning.

The Cardinals haven’t confirmed their rotation yet, but left-hander Jaime Garcia is expected to oppose Greinke tomorrow.

Gallardo won’t be available until Game 3 of the series next Wednesday, which means either Shaun Marcum or Randy Wolf will start Game 2 on Monday.

  1. glennsyank13 - Oct 8, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    The jerseys will be untucked following a Greinke shutout on Sunday!

  2. stlducks - Oct 8, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    Anybody else remember how dumb Morgan sounded telling the cards to “injoy” watching the brewers in the playoffs?

  3. okwhitefalcon - Oct 8, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Looks as if the Cards/Brewers ill will has been taken up another notch with this exchange between Brewers NLCS Game 1 Zack Greinke and St Louis Post Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz:

    “Milwaukee pitcher Zack Greinke gets on Carpenter….

    Here’s the verbatim exchange:

    Q: After being around it for 18 games do these two teams legitimately dislike each other?

    Greinke: “Maybe now. I think no one really likes Carpenter. But besides that I think they respect mostly everyone on their team.”

    Q: So what do the guys have against Carpenter?

    Greinke: “I don’t know. They think his presence, his attitude out there is sometimes a phony attitude. But — and then he yells at people. He just stares people down and stuff. And most pitches just don’t do that. And when guys do, I guess some hitters get mad. But when you do that some people will get mad. There’s other pitchers in the league that do it, but a lot of guys on our team don’t like Carpenter.”

    Brewers aren’t being bashful.”

    • okwhitefalcon - Oct 8, 2011 at 5:43 PM

      Further discussion from the St, Louis Post Dispatch can be read here:

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