PITTSBURGH -- The matchup that Royals fans have been anticipating apparently is going to happen. Zack Greinke is Milwaukee's probable starting pitcher for Tuesday night's Interleague game at Kauffman Stadium.
Greinke pitched seven innings in Wednesday's 8-0 Brewers win over the Cubs with 12 strikeouts and just two hits. Milwaukee fans are delighted with the trade that brought Greinke from the Royals, because he's posted a 15-0 record with a 2.47 ERA at Miller Park since his arrival. And the Brewers are 20-1 in games he's started in their home park.
Now, of course, he'll be returning to familiar ground. At Kauffman Stadium in his Royals years, Greinke had a 36-28 record and a 3.54 ERA in 108 games.
The right-hander's record on the road in his two years with the Brewers should provide Royals fans with more hopeful statistics -- Greinke's 8-8 with a 5.05 ERA in 19 starts.
Royals manager Ned Yost is well aware of Greinke's dominance at Miller Park.
"I'm just glad we're not facing him there," Yost said.