Greinke effective in his Brewer spring training debutWisconsin Sports
-- Zack Greinke threw one-and-a-third scoreless innings in his spring training debut yesterday, as the Milwaukee Brewers topped the Chicago White Sox 3-1 in Arizona.
Zack Greinke threw one-and-a-third scoreless innings in his spring training debut yesterday, as the Milwaukee Brewers topped the Chicago White Sox 3-1 in Arizona.
Greinke walked three batters and struck out two. He gave up one hit but escaped a bases-loaded situation in the first. Greinke threw 39 pitches – and manager Ron Roenicke said he did not think the 2009 A-L Cy Young winner was comfortable on the mound. Greinke says he’s still trying to get his fastball working – and once that happens, his other fall pitches will fall into place. After his appearance, Greinke received stimulation treatment for a bruised left side which he suffered earlier at camp.
Neither he nor the team would say exactly what happened. Roenicke has not named a starter yet for the regular season opener on March 31st at Cincinnati, but he says he’ll do that soon.
Brandon Boggs hit a two-run single for the Brewers in their win over the Sox, and Yuniesky Betancourt had two hits. Milwaukee is now 2-1 in the Cactus League, and they’ll play the Chicago Cubs this afternoon.