Zack Greinke Has No Time For Celebrating
Zack Greinke pitched the Wild Card game tonight against the Colorado Rockies, and he received a six-run cushion at the beginning of the game with Arizona jumping out early. That did not last long. He allowed four runs in the third inning and received the quick hook. After the Diamondbacks won a rousing 11-8 game to advance and play the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. While the rest of the Arizona team celebrated, the D’Backs starter had other ideas.
Scene from underneath Chase Field: Dbacks spraying champagne in clubhouse, meanwhile Zack Greinke walked into the weight room alone.
— Pedro Gomez (@pedrogomezESPN) October 5, 2017
Now, this makes Greinke sound like a weirdo, but if you know Zack, it’s a classic move by him. He’s likely pissed about how he pitched out there and wants to get a good sweat in there after struggling on the mound. The other part of it is he does deal with social anxiety disorder, so a party might not be his thing. I lean more towards the former though. I’m sure this is a situation where Greinke being upset about how he pitched and wanted to focus on the gym.