Hellickson is Good, Greinke is Better

June 21, 2011

A: Milwaukee Brewers

Attendance: 40,079

 

Rays (40-34) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0
Brewers (41-34) 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 X 5 7 1

 

W: Zack Greinke (7-2) 4.77 ERA

L: Jeremy Hellickson (7-6) 3.09 ERA

 

Summary:

In his last three starts, Jeremy Hellickson has gotten exactly one run in support. Unsurprisingly, he’s lost all three of his starts. Two starts ago, he wasn’t very good as he gave up five earned runs in just over five innings. However, in his last start against Boston, he was great until Kevin Youkilis tagged him for a three run homer in the seventh. He was again on his game again last night, but only received one run in support. Hellickson gave up two and received another tough loss. 

Zack Greinke shut out the Rays through six innings on two hits. In the seventh, B.J. Upton doubled and John Jaso singled him home. The Brewers put the game away in the bottom of the seventh with three runs off of the bullpen. Again, it was a lack of command as three relievers gave up three walks. Once the runners got on the Brewers scored on singles to left, taking advantage of Johnny Damon‘s weak arm in left.

Player of the Game: Zack Greinke

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