Seeming fact: The Cardinals can’t hit rookie pitchers they’ve never faced before.
Unchecked fact: The Cardinals have never hit against Zack Greinke.
Fact: Zack Greinke is one crazy, hard to hit, in control young pitcher.
Prediction: the Cardinals will struggle against the Greinkinator… but still win, in a 1-0 squeaker against the Royals’ AAA offense.
Tune in later to see how wrong I am.
[Ah, it only took me five minutes. Not only did the Cardinals lead off with the offense in full force, but Greinke faced the Cardinals last year. He still throws an eephus, though. aww yeah.]