Zack Greinke's incredible, inexplicable, unprecedented, frustrating, unbelievable 2011 season continued in full force tonight, as he allowed four early runs but also struck out ten batters over six innings.
This was Greinke's fourth ten strikeout performance in his thirteen starts as a Brewer. He's only the fifth Brewer ever to have four 10-K games in a career:
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Somehow, Greinke has a 4.97 ERA in those four games. Higuera, Sheets and Pattin were all under 2 in theirs. Gallardo is at 2.33.
Overall, tonight's game was the 13th ten strikeout game of Greinke's career. Five of them came in 2009 during his Cy Young season. Tonight was his first career no decision in a 10 K game: He had been 10-2 in the previous 12.