D-backs’ Greinke to replace Cubs’ Lester in ASG

D-backs’ Greinke to replace Cubs’ Lester in ASG

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Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke will replace left-hander Jon Lester on the National League All-Star roster.

Lester is starting for the Chicago Cubs against San Diego on Sunday and is unavailable for Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

This is the fifth All-Star selection for Greinke, who has a 9-5 record with a 3.39 ERA, 117 strikeouts and 23 walks in 114 innings. Since May 9, he has gone 6-3 with a 2.88 ERA in 13 starts.

The one-time Cy Young winner struggled in spring training, with a fastball that was only in the mid-80s, and at one point said he wondered if he still had what it took to pitch.

For that reason, Greinke, 34, said this All-Star nod is his most meaningful.

“You guys that saw me pitch in spring training — I didn’t know if I was going to be able to get any outs this year,” he said Thursday. “To end up doing as good as it’s been so far, it’s pretty exciting.”

MLB News

via http://www.espn.com – MLB http://www.espn.com

July 12, 2018 at 03:50PM

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