Despite tossing eight complete innings of two-hit baseball with 11 strikeouts against the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park, it doesn’t seem as though Zack Greinke and Brewers GM Doug Melvin are making any headway in their quest of a long-term contract extension.
According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, there have “been no recent contract negotiations involving Greinke” and the Brewers at this juncture of the season. From Heyman’s Twitter page early Wednesday morning:
Wednesday was easily Greinke’s best outing of the season, setting season-bests with 11 punchouts, two hits allowed, eight innings, no walks while moreover conceding no runs. His dominance of Reds hitters yesterday now gives Milwaukee’s 28-year-old free-agent-to-be a 3.35 ERA (2.17 FIP), 1.14 WHIP with a whopping 46 strikeouts to just 10 walks so far this season. Outside of his second outing of the season against the Chicago Cubs — where he conceded eight runs on nine hits over 3.2 innings — Greinke has pitched lights-out thus far into his 2012 campaign.