Zack Greinke Tries To Sneak Eephus Pitch By Renato Nunez

Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke slowed his repertoire wayyyy down in opposition to the Detroit Tigers on Monday.

Greinke, who as soon as threw 100 miles an hour, tossed a looping 51 mph eephus pitch to Renato Núñez. That’s principally the pace of the typical Little League providing ― with the hope {that a} Main League hitter shall be caught fully off guard.

A man named Rip Sewell used the blooper pitch within the Nineteen Forties and it sometimes pops up within the trendy sport.

So how did Greinke’s eephus fare? Watch proper right here:

Núñez took it for a strike.

“He actually acquired me on that,” Núñez informed MLB.com. “I wasn’t anticipating that.”

Good for Greinke, who in any other case struggled mightily in a 6-2 loss. He gave up 10 hits and was nowhere close to the shape that has propelled the previous Cy Younger winner to 209 profession victories.

He’s thrown the eephus earlier than, so we’ll be ready for it once more. Hopefully the batter gained’t be.

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