It’s no secret that Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke loves to hit.
Greinke is one of the better hitting pitchers in the league and he’s become known for his bat flips that accompany his hits. He’s previously said that he flips the bat just about every time because he thinks it could be a hit.
On Thursday morning, Greinke and the Dodgers took on the Philadelphia Phillies in the rubber match of a three-game series. The offense got on board early with three runs, but then Greinke had an uncharacteristic inning, allowing five runs before recording an out. The Dodgers would respond with three more in the second to retake the lead.
Then in the top of the third, Greinke came to the plate with the score 6-5 and proceeded to add to the lead:
It was his first home run of the season and fifth of his career. His bat flip traveled some ways up the third base line.