Brewers’ Greinke earns first win

 

Former CY Young Award winner, Zack Greinke, enjoyed his finest hour in a Milwaukee Brewers uniform on Monday night, where he pitched six strong innings in leading his team to a 4-3 win against the San Diego Padres. Greinke, who won the Cy Young in 2009 with the Kansas City Royals, surrendered only five hits while striking out nine in earning his first win in a Brewers uniform. “It was really good,” Greinke said about the 27,058 enthusiastic Milwaukee fans who were waving towels with Greinke’s number on it.  “Having them out there tonight was actually real nice and got me a little extra excited, especially early on in the game. It was great, I was real impressed.” It’s been a rough start for Greinke, who was traded from the Royals last winter. After missing the opening month with a fractured rib Greinke struggled mightily on May 4,  in what was an ugly 8-0 loss against the Atlanta Braves. The former 2002 Raoyals first round draft pick was aided by his second baseman, Rickie Weeks, who had two hits including an RBI single and a two run homer in the fifth inning. Weeks was also strong in the field where he teamed with shortstop, Yuniesky Betancourt, in saving a run with a nifty double play. “It was one of the best plays I ever had behind me,” Brewers reliever, Kameron Loe, said. “Hats off to them. It was awesome.” Greinke’s performance came at the perfect time for a Brewers team, who were not feeling too good about themselves after coming off a disasterous 2-8 road trip.

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