Zack Greinke calls pitch out loud, reaches new level of Giants ownage

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Zack Greinke was so good Wednesday night that the Giants couldn’t make contact when he told them what pitches were coming.” data-reactid=”16″>Zack Greinke was so good Wednesday night that the Giants couldn’t make contact when he told them what pitches were coming.

No, seriously.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Greinke signaled his pitch to Astros catcher MartÍn Maldonaldo in the top of the seventh inning of Houston’s 5-1 win … with runners on first and second, nobody out and Giants shortstop Mauricio Dubon stood in the batter’s box.” data-reactid=”23″>Greinke signaled his pitch to Astros catcher MartÍn Maldonaldo in the top of the seventh inning of Houston’s 5-1 win … with runners on first and second, nobody out and Giants shortstop Mauricio Dubon stood in the batter’s box.

Dubon then flew out to center on the pitch Greinke called.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""Today, there was a man on second base and it got all messed up and it took longer than I was hoping it would take," Greinke told reporters on a video conference call (H/T MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart). "It’s 50 percent my fault and 50 percent Maldy’s fault. … I don’t like taking a long time with a man on second base especially. I’m trying to find a way to speed that up. So far this year, it’s been good. It got messed up today."” data-reactid=”25″>”Today, there was a man on second base and it got all messed up and it took longer than I was hoping it would take,” Greinke told reporters on a video conference call (H/T MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart). “It’s 50 percent my fault and 50 percent Maldy’s fault. … I don’t like taking a long time with a man on second base especially. I’m trying to find a way to speed that up. So far this year, it’s been good. It got messed up today.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="[RELATED: Slater, Solano injuries expose Giants’ offensive weakness in loss]” data-reactid=”26″>[RELATED: Slater, Solano injuries expose Giants’ offensive weakness in loss]

Greinke wasn’t just showing off, but he had every right to with Wednesday’s performance. The longtime thorn in the Giants’ side struck out seven and allowed just one earned run 6 1/3 innings of work. Greinke picked up his first win of the season, improving to 14-3 in his career against the Giants and lowering his all-time ERA versus San Francisco to just 2.18. The 36-year-old has now won more games against the Giants than all but one other team.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Ownage is ownage, but signaling your own pitches ownage? That’s something else entirely.” data-reactid=”28″>Ownage is ownage, but signaling your own pitches ownage? That’s something else entirely.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Zack Greinke calls pitch out loud, reaches new level of Giants ownage originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area” data-reactid=”29″>Zack Greinke calls pitch out loud, reaches new level of Giants ownage originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

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