Two views of the same pitcher
“Greinke would’ve shut a lot of people out tonight,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “When you throw 97-98 with a good hook and a changeup and locate the ball pretty good, he probably would’ve shut a lot of teams out tonight, no matter what lineup we had in there.
“He just powered us early. We did hit some balls good at people, not that we were on him that much. But we had a couple chances. … But Greinke was very good. He was a power pitcher early, and then in the middle innings, went to a little more offspeed stuff. He got off the fastball a little bit. I thought he pitched very, very well.”
By contrast, Greinke was a little tougher on himself:
“I didn’t have any location of any pitch,” Greinke said. “My fastball was good, it just wasn’t being located good. I wasn’t throwing breaking balls for strikes, really. I threw the curveball for a strike a little bit but that’s not one of my top pitches and my slider was pretty bad.”