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2011 Rockies Game #147: Esmil Rogers vs. Zack Greinke

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Yeah, this is a mismatch. Just a little bit.

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Colorado opens a brief 2-game set with the Brewers tonight in their final trip north of Denver on the season. The series opener brings back both joyous and extra special bitter memories, with the assignment of facing Zack Greinke. The last time the Rockies faced Greinke in Milwaukee, Jason Hammel hit a home run off the Brewers' ace. That was also the game the Rockies coughed up leads in the 8th, 13th and 14th innings and lost on a Prince Fielder walk-off home run off Felipe Paulino.

Esmil Rogers

#48 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies

6-1

190

R

R

Aug 14, 198


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Esmil Rogers 6-5 18 11 0 0 0 0 69.0 89 48 48 8 38 55 6.26 1.84

Greinke is having a beyond incredible season. If he had a little more home run luck, the right-hander would be in the center of the Cy Young voting. His K rate leads MLB and is a career best, his walk rate is near a career low and is 8th in the NL, and he has MLB's best xFIP. The problem - a career high HR/FB rate, and a career high BABIP...despite also having the best GB/FB and GB rates of his career. Zack Greinke just might be the National League's most effective pitcher this season. His biggest problem, though, is having only thrown 148.2 IP.

Zack Greinke

#13 / Pitcher / Milwaukee Brewers

6-2

190

R

R

Oct 21, 1983

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Zack Greinke 14-6 25 24 0 0 0 0 148.2 140 74 65 17 34 172 3.93 1.17