Zack Greinke (40, Kansas City Royals) is returning from injury, just 54 strikeouts shy of 3,000 for his career. Can Greinke retire after reaching 3,000 strikeouts?
According to the Kansas City Star, a local Kansas City newspaper, Greinke will return from the disabled list on April 21.
Kansas City will host the Detroit Tigers for a four-game series from April 18-21. Greinke will start the final game of the four-game series.
Greinke was previously placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 6 with a right shoulder injury. His return comes shortly after serving his time on the disabled list.
The team’s record this season has been abysmal. In 18 games, he is 1-9 with a 5.44 ERA. He has just 64 strikeouts in 92 2/3 innings pitched.카지노
This has put the brakes on Greinke’s ultimate goal of 3000 strikeouts. He currently has 2946 strikeouts, meaning he’s still 54 away from 3000.
For a normal starting pitcher, adding 54 more strikeouts in the remaining games of a season isn’t too difficult. However, Greinke is only striking out 3.6 batters per game this season.
This means that Greinke will need to step up his game if he wants to add 54 strikeouts in the remaining games. That’s about five per game.
Greinke, a 20-year major leaguer, returned to his hometown team Kansas City last year and is under contract through this season. Based on his current performance, he may not get another chance.
With a Cy Young Award, 200 career wins, and 3,000 innings under his belt, it will be interesting to see if Greinke can retire after reaching 3,000 strikeouts.