Stat Of The Night: For Zack Greinke, Better To Be Lucky Than Good

Today was not one of Zack Greinke's better days: He allowed six runs over six innings (plus one batter in the seventh). Most days a no decision is the best outcome one could hope for in that situation, but the Brewer offense picked Greinke up with a six run fifth inning and got him the win.

Greinke's outing today was worth -.334 WPA, making it the fourth worst outing by a winning starting pitcher in MLB postseason history:

Pitcher Team Season Series Game IP H R ER BB K WPA
Warren Spahn Braves 1957 WS 4 10 11 5 5 1 2 -.427
Ed Walsh White Sox 1906 WS 5 6 5 6 1 5 5 -.373
Tom Seaver Mets 1969 NLCS 1 7 8 5 5 3 2 -.358
Zack Greinke Brewers 2011 NLCS 1 6 8 6 6 2 6 -.334
Steve Carlton Phillies 1980 WS 2 8 10 4 3 6 10 -.245

To use another measure, Greinke's Game Score today was 36. Among winning starting pitchers in MLB postseason history, that's tied for the fifth lowest, and is the worst since Oliver Perez won a game for the 2006 Mets with a 33.

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