I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a pitcher’s duel and some small ball. Let’s bunt the man over, manufacture a run. Let’s hit-and-run, let’s take the extra bag and get thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple. And if you’re of the same persuasion as me (asians and baseball obvs), you’ll enjoy tonight’s matchup on MLB.tv from Kansas City.
In a battle of #1 and #4 in AL ERA (min. 30 innings) Royals’ ace Zach Greinke (7-1 0.82) will be taking on Tigers’ newcomer, and German-born African-American, Edwin Jackson (4-2 2.88) at 8:10pm Eastern. Get ready for some zeros folks.
When comparing their WHIP’s, we can see that Jackson’s is a little bit bigger at 1.10 to 0.91, while Greinke gets paid a bit more at 3.25M to Edwin’s 2.2M.
Since April 24, Zach’s given up 1 run (unearned by the Tigers) and amassed 36 K’s. In the same timeframe, Jackson has been nearly as impressive to the tune of 5 ER and 13 K’s in 3 games.
With fastballs busting inside at 95 mph and two quick-working pitchers, tonight should be a fun one. My guess is it will come down to the respective setup-closer performance.
Until then, sit back, relax, and watch the zeros get hung. I’ll meet you on the patio.