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Diamondbacks’ Jake Lamb shares hilarious Zack Greinke story

Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke has a reputation throughout baseball as being a brutally honest teammate, and the Arizona Diamondbacks he played with would be happy to confirm that.

In a piece by Zach Buchanan of The Athletic, Greinke’s former Arizona teammates reminisced about their time together with the team. His ex-teammates admitted how much they loved and missed him after his trade to the Houston Astros despite how brutally honest he could be.

Perhaps the best story came from ex-teammate Jake Lamb, who once dared to ask Greinke if he had a favorite strikeout, only for Greinke to go back two years in his mind for a very specific moment.

Beyond how funny it is, you have to have pretty good recall to remember a strikeout that specific that quickly.

Another of Greinke’s former teams would be happy to tell you that the pitcher just brings up what’s on his mind no matter how awkward it might be for others. The Houston Astros will be the latest recipients of both his pitching talent and his unique brand of camaraderie.

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