ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Zack Greinke, the latest addition to their All-Star rotation.
Dan Haren has a pretty good idea how Greinke is going to feel when he makes his Angels debut.
Haren allowed five hits in six-plus innings and struck out six in a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night, hours after Los Angeles acquired Greinke in a trade that sent rookie shortstop Jean Segura and Double-A pitchers Ariel Pena and Johnny Hellweg to Milwaukee.
The 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner is scheduled to start Sunday for the Angels.
“He’s a guy I’ve admired for a while. He’s the definition of electric stuff — which is the opposite of me,” Haren said after winning his second straight start since coming off the disabled list. “My game is more command, and his game is command and having a wide arsenal of pitches. I’ve seen him throw many times, and it’s going to be exciting when he comes in here and throws that first game. I remember I was really excited when I did here, so I’m sure he’s going to be amped up.”