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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Greinke compliments Mets' approach

By Adam Rubin

NEW YORK -- Zack Greinke tipped his cap to the Mets on the day his streak of allowing two runs or fewer ended at 21 straight starts.

While two of the three runs charged to Greinke were unearned, the Mets also successfully drove up the ace's pitch count. He required 52 pitches to navigate the opening two innings and ultimately departed trailing 3-1 with his pitch count at 101 after five innings.

"That was the best any team’s taken my quality sliders and quality changeups all year,” Greinke said after the Dodgers' 5-3 loss to the Mets in which he received a no-decision.

Said Terry Collins: “We know Zack wasn’t real sharp tonight, the way that we’ve seen him. But I thought our guys did a great job of working the counts and getting some balls. We hit some balls pretty good and hit them at some people.”