And then there was Greinke

It’s incredible to think that just a few days ago, the Pirates had spiraled into six losses in seven games, were eight games under .500, and we’d all written them off as officially in the midst of their annual summer swoon. Since then, they’ve now won four in a row against teams they should win four in a row against, and a win today brings them right back to their most recent high-water mark of three games under, set on WHYGAVS Day.

That won’t necessarily be an easy task, because today they draw one of the best pitchers in either league this year; Zack Greinke. He’s come back to earth a bit in his last four starts (4.24 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, **only** 7.9 K/9, still with an insane 5:1 K:BB ratio) and I suppose that leaves the door open for Charlie Morton to lead the Buccos to try and close out the sweep this weekend.

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.