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Zack Greinke dominates Cubs, moves to 15-0 at Miller Park

Jun 7, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

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Wins and losses can be very misleading for starting pitchers, but this is still a pretty impressive stat: After striking out a dozen Cubs in seven shutout innings last night Zack Greinke is now 15-0 with a 2.47 ERA in 21 career starts at Miller Park.

That includes 11-0 with a 3.13 ERA in 15 starts last season and 4-0 with a 1.08 ERA in six starts this year, and he’s racked up 173 strikeouts compared to just 30 walks in 138.2 innings at home as a member of the Brewers.

During that same time Greinke is 8-8 with a 5.05 ERA in 19 road starts, although his 111/33 K/BB ratio in 107 innings away from Miller Park is still excellent.

Mostly he’s just really, really good (and four months from free agency).

  1. randall351 - Jun 7, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    If he doesn’t sign with an NL team, for some reason I have this feeling that Detroit is going to throw mad money at him this off season.
    I don’t really have any clue if they have the payroll space for it, but I just have the feeling that they’ll at least go at him.
    Detroit isn’t a big market (at least as far as I know, and I’ve been known to be wrong in the past), it’s the AL Central which is familiar for him, and Detroit has the talent to dominate for years if they get their pitching ironed out.
    I’d be interested to see what someone with more expertise than I would think about that scenario.

    • pmcenroe - Jun 7, 2012 at 11:13 AM

      They currently have 87 million locked up for next year. They only have 3 pending FA (Young, Valverde, Laird) plus lots of guys inline for arbitration raises (Jackson, Fister, Boesch, Aliva, etc.)

      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Ah4PW47PiAi-dGVsWndnbk8wV0d4dWZlVFExNGZ2OVE&output=html

      • pmcenroe - Jun 7, 2012 at 11:18 AM

        real issue being would Dombrowski sign Grienke to a long term deal when it could mean they would be paying close to $100 million for 5 players in 2014

  2. muskyhunter2542 - Jun 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    There is no possible way that The Brewers let him go… He wants to be there and for what they had to give up for him they will do everything to keep him. They have and will have the money!!!
    Hell, he was even helping the brewers in the war room during the draft on Monday.

    • chill1184 - Jun 7, 2012 at 11:22 AM

      Agreed, after Fielder left you have to bet that the Brew Crew will find a way to keep this gem.

    • ezthinking - Jun 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM

      They’ll have to spend all the money they offered Fielder to keep him. Big issue is what’s wrong with Gallardo? He looks awful.

      • muskyhunter2542 - Jun 7, 2012 at 12:34 PM

        No run support for the most part. He had 10 SO in 5 innings and lost. The Brewers keep on trotting out a AAA team everyday.
        They have a few big contracts comming off the books this year as well like Wolf’s.

    • 18thstreet - Jun 7, 2012 at 12:43 PM

      Joe Posnanski, who new Greinke in Kansas City, repeatedly has said that there’s no way one can predict how the man will react or what he will do. I wouldn’t bother making predictions about where anyone ends up as a free agent, but I think that’s doubly the case for Greinke.

      • muskyhunter2542 - Jun 7, 2012 at 1:42 PM

        No doubt he’s an odd cat… However, for what Milwaukee gave up for him. He is going nowhere.

  3. brewcrewfan54 - Jun 7, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Now all we need him to do is pitch every game like this for the rest of the year and the Crew might just get back into this thing.

  4. muskyhunter2542 - Jun 7, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Thats pretty much the only way

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