Astros’ Greinke holds up 2 fingers, then permits HR on slider | Sports activities
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Houston pitcher Zack Greinke’ held up two fingers towards Oakland’s Ramón Laureano and Astros catcher Martín Maldonado within the second inning of their AL Division Collection Sport 4 on Thursday, and Laureano hit a dangling slider 440 ft to left for a tiebreaking three-run homer.
May Greinke have been signaling his pitch?
Greinke has at instances used a hand sign to change signal units mid-inning with Laureano.
Laureano entered 3 for 22 within the postseason however did not appear involved about dealing with Greinke.
“We all know the entire pitches. It simply one other man on the mound,” Laureano stated earlier than the sport. “Go on the market and hopefully we now have one of the best efficiency we now have ever had.”
It’s the first postseason homer Greinke allowed since final 12 months’s Sport 7 of the World Collection towards Washington, when Anthony Rendon’s solo shot started the Nationals’ comeback.
Greinke was introduced because the Sport 4 starter by supervisor Dusty Baker about three hours earlier than the scheduled first pitch.
The 2009 AL Cy Younger Award winner is Houston’s most skilled starter however has been coping with arm soreness. Greinke, who turns 37 on Oct. 21, threw off flat floor after Tuesday’s sport and advised Baker Thursday morning he was able to go.