Royals pitcher Zach Greinke is now 6-0 on the season in six starts with an 0.40 ERA, 3 CGs and 2 SHOs.
Who is this guy? Here are some facts about Zach Greinke.
His given name is “Donald Greinke.”
Greinke suffers from social anxiety disorder. Most likely because he is anxious that people will discover his given name is Donald.
His brother, Luke Greinke, is a pitcher in the Yankees system. By rule, this makes his brother better than him, as he was noticed by the Yankees. The Yankees, people! They’re, like … awesome.
In his senior year in high school at Apopka (Fla.) High in 2002, he was 9-2 with a 0.55 ERA in 12 games. This year he is 6-0 with an 0.40 ERA in six games. Therefore, the American League is inferior to the competition played by Apopka High School.
Over four seasons in high school, Greinke had 33 HRs, 144 RBI and hit .444 or better each season. He also lettered in volleyball and golf. He also regularly pantsed you and stole your lunch money.
In 2005 he tied the Royals team record for hit batsmen (13), lost the sixth-most games in Royals history (17), had the second lowest winning percentage in club history (.227) and logged the third-worst hits per 9 innings in team history (11.46). He was, however, teammates with Jose Lima that season and got to see his wife quite regularly. So 2005 was a great season.
Greinke appeared on the cover of the May 4, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated, the first Royals player on the cover since Bo Jackson in 1989. Greinke is feeling a bit of pain in his hip since last night’s start. But he is sure it’s nothing and plans to pitch through it since his team needs him.