Zack Greinke lastly acquired caught.
The Houston Astros’ ace has been curiously tipping off his personal pitches this postseason, and the tactic lastly bit him Thursday when the Oakland Athletics’ Ramon Laureano blasted a three-run homer off of him within the second inning.
Previous to the pitch, Greinke may be clearly seen flashing two fingers to catcher Martin Maldonado, earlier than the A’s jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in Recreation 4 of their ALDS sequence.
Greinke defined in August that the weird tactic was for the aim of dashing the sport up.
“I don’t like taking a very long time with a person on second base, particularly,” Greinke mentioned based on the Houston Chronicle. “I’m looking for methods to hurry that up. To date this 12 months has been good, however it acquired tousled right now.”
At one level, the tactic devolved into Greinke truly saying his indicators out loud when he acquired impatient throughout an at-bat.
Greinke allowed one earned run in 4 innings in his different 2020 postseason look. The Astros lead their ALDS sequence 2-1.