Zach Greinke’s Thinks He’s Babe Ruth With HR Bat Flip (VIDEO)
The Dodgers put Zach Greinke on the bump today against the Phillies, which is an easy W, right? Well, technically yes, but not because of his arm. Greinke pitched like, well, me today, giving up 6 runs in 6.0 IP, including a three-run blast by .252 hitting Dominic Brown (Greinke's first HR allowed in 9 games). But that was way better than the Phillies' David Buchanan who gave up a solo shot to the .170 hitting Greinke. And Greinke knew it when he hit it:
That's a Korean League calibre bat flip! And with Greinke going 3-for-3 today, he raised that average to .220, putting him ahead of teammate Jimmy Rollins, and in a dead heat with Joc Pederson and Carl Crawford (both at .221). And before you question his batting skills, remember that in his first year with the Dodgers, Greinke hit a crazy .328 (with no HRs).
Greinke's homer, by the numbers ... pic.twitter.com/7sMAB939ZQ
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) August 6, 2015
So if the Dodgers don't beat you with their pitching, their pitchers will beat you with their hitting. Yeah, that's fair.
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David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated and is one for SportsGrid.
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