Zack Greinke mixed in some curveballs after sticking to a pretty strict diet of fastballs and change-ups in his two previous starts.
“Everybody was mad at me for only throwing fastballs and change-ups,” he said. “So I threw some first-pitch strikes with curveballs. It’s an easy way to get a strike.
“It’s not like it’s a real hard pitch to throw. You just throw it for a strike. I was working on other stuff, but it gets you ahead in the count. Then you can use anything you want. So the pitch worked. Smart coaches.”
Is there a better quote in baseball than Greinke?