4/30 - CC at Greinke: Duel in the Desert

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Like aging gunfighters Sabathia and Greinke face off in dusty Phoenix, Arizona. Neither is quite the ace they used to be, though that may be more true of Sabathia than Greinke. With what his draw now lacks in speed, CC compensates with guile. Easier said than done. Let's hope he has enough.
 

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9 on 8 as far as lineups go, Greinke has a 1.731 OPS so far, 6 for 13 with 2 doubles, a triple and 2 homers (!!!!!).
 

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Damn. Very impressive. I wonder how many pitchers have hit for the (sorta) cycle within a month before. Can't be too many, I'd guess.
 

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Gary Sanchez of the @Yankees has 7 HR this month despite playing only 12 games. In the Expansion Era (since 1961), the only other players to hit at least 7 HR in April while playing fewer than 15 games are Mike Schmidt (1976), Willie Stargell (1973) and Willie Mays (1964).
 

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1. Brett Gardner (L) CF
2. Luke Voit (R) 1B
3. Gary Sanchez (R) C
4. Gleyber Torres (R) SS
5. Mike Tauchman (L) RF
6. Cameron Maybin (R) LF
7. Thairo Estrada (R) 2B
8. Tyler Wade (L) 3B
9. CC Sabathia (L) P


1. Adam Jones (R) RF
2. Ketel Marte (S) CF
3. Eduardo Escobar (S) 3B
4. David Peralta (L) LF
5. Christian Walker (R) 1B
6. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B
7. Nick Ahmed (R) SS
8. John Ryan Murphy (R) C
9. Zack Greinke (R) P

No DJ today. Hopefully his sore knee won't keep him out too long. Same deal with Urshela's hand.
 

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Tulo with a HR in the first inning tonight in his rehab game in Tampa.
 

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I'll be catching the back half of this one. About to watch a school play. Hope to come back to a bullpen-proof lead.
 

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Greinke through 7 and staying in, he is really bailing out their tired bullpen.
 

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He must be so frustrating to hit against, he had back to back Ks early on, 66 and 68 MPH wiffleballs.
 

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Bullpen has to get 4 outs, Greinke retired the last 14 guys he faced.