Zack Greinke explains why Astros debut was ‘boring’
Zack Greinke is one of the most brutally honest athletes out there, so it’s not surprising that he didn’t hold back when it came to discussing his Houston Astros debut.
Greinke allowed five runs in six innings in an 11-6 Houston win. The Astros collected 13 hits and four home runs, so Greinke was well-supported offensively. One might think he’d appreciate that, but he was pretty clear about the downside.
“Yeah, it’s kind of boring,” Greinke said of waiting in the dugout while the Astros hit, via Matt Kelly of MLB.com. “And just trying to stay loose, staying focused [when] not having anything to do.”
This was probably doubly tough on Greinke, who loves hitting more than most pitchers and probably misses it playing in the American League. He also won’t bother hiding if he’s bored — after all, this is a guy who will tell his teammates anything. Perhaps a pitcher’s duel will be more to his liking.