When the Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke got off to a slow start to the season, some were skeptical of the $206.5 million ace.
Now, he’s red hot.
In a five-start stretch going back to May 17, Greinke has been dominant. The former Cy Young Award winner has held opponents to a .177 average in that span, and the D-backs won all five of those starts.
As Greinke is set to face his former team in the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night, here’s a look at his season and latest hot streak, by the numbers:
Greinke has an ERA under two in his last five starts. In that span, he’s worked 37 innings, allowing just eight runs.
With his outing against Tampa Bay, Greinke’s ERA fell to 3.84. Before this five game streak, he had a 5.26 ERA.
Greinke has a 0.729 WHIP during the five-game stretch.
In 37 innings, Greinke’s strikeout to walk ratio sits at 29-to-4. He has allowed just 23 hits in 37 frames.
It’s been 16 innings since Greinke last gave up a run, doing so when he faced the Padres on May 28.
It took Greinke just over a hundred pitches to toss a complete game shutout in his last appearance. Facing the Tampa Bay Rays, Greinke allowed just three hits through nine full frames. He threw 64 of those 104 pitches for strikes.
Two starts ago against the Astros, Greinke struck out 11 hitters. It was the 11th time in his career that he’s fanned at least 11 batters.
Twice this year, Greinke has gotten a no decision in his starts. Otherwise, he’s 8-3 and the Diamondbacks are 9-4 in his 13 starts.
Greinke has gotten some help from his teammates, as he’s receiving an average of 5.02 runs of support per nine innings pitched this year. That’s the second most on Arizona’s pitching staff, behind only Archie Bradley’s 5.48.
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