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‘Old Hoss’ Greinke sees streak end

Jul 14, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT

Zack Greinke AP

After using Zack Greinke as their starting pitcher each of the last three games, the Brewers have decided to defer to Marco Estrada for Saturday’s game against the Pirates.

Greinke’s streak began last Saturday, when he was ejected after facing just his second batter of the day against the Astros. Since he threw a mere four pitches, the Brewers elected to bring him back to start Sunday’s game versus Houston. He also received the starting assignment in Pittsburgh Friday in Milwaukee’s first game after the All-Star break.

The streak didn’t go too well for Greinke, as he allowed nine earned runs in eight innings between the three games. He took the loss in the game in which he was ejected in the first after one of the two runners he left on base scored in the first. The Brewers won the remaining two games, even though Greinke struggled in both. They prevailed 5-3 on Sunday and 10-7 last night.

  1. phipfwe76 - Jul 14, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Alright, someone dig it up. Who was the last pitcher to start 3 games in a row?

    • simonfoster231171 - Jul 14, 2012 at 7:49 PM

      Whoever it was, I bet they didn’t suck like this …

  2. brewcrewfan54 - Jul 14, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    It was Red Faber in 1917.

    • Old Gator - Jul 15, 2012 at 12:07 PM

      I would’ve said Joe McGinnity. He once pitched – and won – three doubleheaders in a row. Really. You could look it up.

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