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Monday, July 16, 2012

Greinke scratched to ‘recharge batteries’

Zack hasn’t been the same since TomKat split up.

The Brewers bumped right-hander Zack Greinke from a scheduled start against the Cardinals on Wednesday, and he will not pitch in the club’s subsequent series in Cincinnati, a club spokesperson said Monday.

General manager Doug Melvin and assistant GM Gord Ash were not immediately available to elaborate, but Melvin told FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal there was nothing physically wrong with Greinke, who needed time, Melvin said, to “recharge his batteries.”

Brewers media relations director Mike Vassallo announced via Twitter that young right-hander Tyler Thornburg would start Wednesday’s series finale in Greinke’s place. The Brewers then go to Cincinnati, where Marco Estrada, Yovani Gallardo and Mike Fiers are scheduled to start.

Greinke pitched three consecutive team games last week, though the first lasted just four pitches before he was ejected, the second lasted just three innings and the third came on regular rest—an outing on Friday against the Pirates to begin the Brewers’ second half.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 16, 2012 at 04:22 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 16, 2012 at 07:08 PM (#4184281)
Trade in the works?
   2. PASTE Transcends Almost All Generations (Zeth) Posted: July 16, 2012 at 07:38 PM (#4184318)
I'd hope so. Otherwise this will crash his trade value as other teams worry he's hurt.
   3. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 16, 2012 at 07:59 PM (#4184334)
melvin is in a tough spot

can't dl him since it will make a trade impossible

no way is a trade done not with the brewers on the fringe and zack having pitched like garbage the last few starts

melvin has fibbed before but here i think the silly explanation is true

who would claim that when it was not?
   4. Rafael Bellylard: The Grinch of Orlando. Posted: July 16, 2012 at 08:15 PM (#4184343)
There may have been mention of this elsewhere, but Greinke started three games in a row for the Brewers. When was the last time that happened?
   5. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 16, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4184345)
Red Faber in 1917, according to the mass media.
   6. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: July 16, 2012 at 08:37 PM (#4184360)
Red Faber in 1917, according to the mass media.


Yeah ... & look at him now. He's dead.
   7. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 16, 2012 at 09:38 PM (#4184402)
greinke supposedly will start again on july 24th

   8. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 16, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4184485)
They could have Greinke pitch left-handed to save wear and tear on his arm, and he'd still be a better closer than Axford.
   9. rombuu Posted: July 17, 2012 at 01:09 AM (#4184531)
Get him some Chipotle and he'll be fixed right up...
   10. Jay Z Posted: July 17, 2012 at 01:21 AM (#4184538)
They could have Greinke pitch left-handed to save wear and tear on his arm, and he'd still be a better closer than Axford.


Sad that the bullpen has been the healthy part of the team, just that none of them are any good at all. K Rod will get the closer job by default. Starters go at least 7 if at all possible, 8th inning to staff.

If Marcum wasn't hurt, Estrada could help in the pen, because he's far better than any of the relievers. Assuming Roenicke knew to take him out of the long man role.

What a waste of three good rookies seasons in Aoki, Fiers, and Maldonado, and Braun's good year. Even the scrap heap shortstops have been way better than that bullpen.

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