Brewers to start Greinke in Game 2 of NLDS
The Milwaukee Brewers will start Zack Greinke in Sunday's Game 2 of the NL division series.
Greinke will be pitching on three days' rest for the second straight turn.
With the Brewers trying to nail down home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs, Greinke pitched six innings and got the win in Wednesday's season finale against Pittsburgh. Greinke's previous start came Sept. 24 against Florida.
The decision to start Greinke on short rest allows Milwaukee to start Shaun Marcum in Game 3 at Arizona. Marcum was 5-4 with a 4.81 ERA at home and 8-3 with a 2.21 ERA on the road this season.
Greinke, meanwhile, was 11-0 with a 3.13 ERA in 15 starts at home this season.
''I think those two guys, they've been great for us all year,'' said Yovani Gallardo, who will pitch Saturday's Game 1. ''They've been doing a great job. They did a great job, and, of course, we all know what they're capable of doing. You guys seen it for yourself. And not only them, I think also with Randy Wolf and (Chris) Narveson and they stepped up in certain situations. We pick each other up, which made us get here.''
Milwaukee's Game 4 options would include starting Wolf or bringing back Gallardo on short rest - potentially giving Greinke a second start at home in Game 5.