The sluggish performance of Jack Greinke (40, Kansas City Royals), who is likely to enter the Hall of Fame after retirement, is not unusual.
Greinke started in an away game against the Minnesota Twins on the 28th (Korean time) and collapsed with 8 hits (2 homers), 2 walks and 7 runs in 3⅔ innings. A 1-7 loss to Kansas City marked Greinke’s fourth loss without a win this season. His earned run average also soared to 6.10.
Greinke, who allowed 2 hits and 1 walk in both the 1st and 2nd innings and gave up 3 runs, blocked the 3rd inning with a tripartite offense, but could not survive the 4th inning. In the fourth inning, Brian Buxton hit a three-run home run in the middle of the month with two out and first and second base. From a two-ball unfavorable count, the curve became a lost pitch in the middle. The next hitter, Carlos Correa, also hit a solo shot in mid-month and collapsed with a back-to-back home run. This time, he dropped the 5th pitch well low in the middle, but Correa’s bat caught it properly. 스포츠토토
According to local media, such as the local newspaper ‘The Kansas City Star’, there was no problem with Greinke’s physical condition. After the game, Greinke said, “The condition was good. His pitch was also quite sharp, but his command faltered. I was a little surprised at how well Minnesota hitters hit my ball. It was a difficult game even though I was in good condition, and the result was not good.”
Kansas City manager Matt Quatraro said: “It was a rare occurrence for Greinke. Commands were a bit lacking. It wasn’t the same command as usual, and the number of pitches increased,” he pointed out. The total number of pitches Greinke threw that day was 88.
Born in 1983, it seems difficult to fake the age of 40. Even considering that it is the beginning of the season, which has only been a month since the opening, the results are not good. He won 4 losses in 6 games (31 innings) this year with an earned run average of 6.10. His earned run average in the 6-point range is the worst in his career, the highest since 2005 (5.08), his second year.