Astros pitcher Zack Greinke wins 200th game of his career
Houston Astros starter Zack Greinke recorded the 200th win of his career on Sunday afternoon as the Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-1 in Oakland.
The 35-year-old threw seven innings–giving up just four hits and one earned run–and third baseman Alex Bregman backed Greinke with a home run and three RBI for the afternoon.
Greinke has been notoriously goofy and honest with the media throughout his career, but he did not have much to say about the milestone during his postgame interview:
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— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) August 18, 2019
Sunday’s start was Greinke’s third as a member of the Astros after he was acquired in a blockbuster deal at the trade deadline on July 31. Through those three starts, Greinke is 3-0 with a 2.37 ERA.
Greinke became the 118th pitcher in league history to win 200 games and is now tied with Tim Wakefield, George Uhle, and Chuck Finley on the all-time wins list.
The former American League Cy Young Award winner came up as a member of the Kansas City Royals, where he established himself as one of the best pitchers in baseball. When he won the award in 2009, Greinke led the MLB in ERA (2.16), ERA+ (205), and FIP (2.33).
Greinke became a popular deadline piece at the turn of the decade, notching stints with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Angels but also posting more mediocre numbers.
Now that he has surpassed 200 wins, Greinke is looking to add the one thing missing from his resume: a World Series ring.