Astros Game 7 pitchers
Zack Greinke is the scheduled starter for the Houston Astros in Game 7, but I doubt he’s going to be around for very long.
That’s nothing against Greinke, but A.J. Hinch can’t allow him to work out of jams like he normally would. And Greinke is a pitcher that normally pitches to contact and works with a lot of traffic on the bases.
Even in a game the Astros won in Game 3, Greinke only lasted 4.2 innings after allowing 7 hits and 3 walks. And he had to throw 95 pitches to get those outs.
Here is what I think the strategy will be for the Astros in Game 7.
I think they’re hoping for 4 solid innings from Greinke — twice through the lineup. If they can get 5, even better.
Another option would be to bring in Jose Urquidy, the Game 4 winner who shutdown the Nationals lineup for 5 innings, if Greinke struggles early.
Those are the only six Astros pitchers you will see in this game — that I can pretty much guarantee you.