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Velasquez back to winning form, Greinke tonight

Herrera went 4-5 for the Phils last night in AZ

Vincent Velasquez returned to the form that we’ve seen from him since the beginning of the season with a win last night in Arizona. It was the 6th win of the year for Velasquez. Vince returned from a 15-day DL from a biceps issue. He is averaging 10.8 SO per 9 IP on the season.

The Phils bats lit up the Arizona night last night and Odubel Herrera went 4-5 wtih 1 RBI while Maikel Franco was 2-5 with 3 RBI as the Phils have seemed to rediscover a little offense. Cesar Hernandez hit 3-5 and 2 RBI on the night. The Phils won 8-0 in the first game against the Diamondbacks.

Tonight, it’s Zack Greinke facing the hot Phils offense. I have never been a Zack Greinke fan, in his first 7 years with the Royals, he was 60-67. I don’t know how he made the turn to become one of the better pitchers in baseball after 7 seasons, his overall record now is 152-96 so, he really found something great after being in the MLB for a few years and winning the Cy Young in 2009, prior to that he really wasn’t that good.

Here’s how Greinke has looked throughout his career:

Year Age Tm W L W-L% ERA G Awards
2004 20 KCR 8 11 .421 3.97 24 RoY-4
2005 21 KCR 5 17 .227 5.80 33
2006 22 KCR 1 0 1.000 4.26 3
2007 23 KCR 7 7 .500 3.69 52
2008 24 KCR 13 10 .565 3.47 32
2009 ★ 25 KCR 16 8 .667 2.16 33 AS,CYA-1,MVP-17
2010 26 KCR 10 14 .417 4.17 33
2011 27 MIL 16 6 .727 3.83 28
2012 28 TOT 15 5 .750 3.48 34
2012 28 MIL 9 3 .750 3.44 21
2012 28 LAA 6 2 .750 3.53 13
2013 29 LAD 15 4 .789 2.63 28 CYA-8,SS
2014 ★ 30 LAD 17 8 .680 2.71 32 AS,CYA-7,GG
2015 ★ 31 LAD 19 3 .864 1.66 32 AS,CYA-2,MVP-7,GG
2016 32 ARI 10 3 .769 3.61 16
13 Yrs 152 96 .613 3.36 380
162 Game Avg. 14 9 .613 3.36 36
KCR (7 yrs) 60 67 .472 3.82 210
LAD (3 yrs) 51 15 .773 2.30 92
MIL (2 yrs) 25 9 .735 3.67 49
ARI (1 yr) 10 3 .769 3.61 16
LAA (1 yr) 6 2 .750 3.53 13
AL (8 yrs) 66 69 .489 3.80 223
NL (6 yrs) 86 27 .761 2.84 157
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/28/2016.

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