Milwaukee Brewers fans get a rare treat today, as Zack Greinke starts for the second consecutive game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

In doing so, the right-hander becomes the first Brewers pitcher to start consecutive games since CC Sabathia did it on July 13 and 18 in 2008, going into and coming out of the all-star break.

The decision to go with Greinke again today, after he was ejected four pitches into his start yesterday, was a fairly easy one according to manager Ron Roenicke.

"Zack came up to me during the game yesterday and told me that he could go today," Roenicke said. "I know earlier this year, C.J. Wilson did it with a rainout. So I thought about it, called (general manager) Doug (Melvin), talked to him about it. He was OK. Talked to (pitching coach) Rick (Kranitz). He was OK.

"We won't go deep with Zack today. But we just didn't think there was too many negatives in doing it, except for bumping Marco out of there. It should work. We'll have Marco in the bullpen behind him and see how it goes."

Interestingly, the umpire who threw Greinke out after that close play at first base, Sam Holbrook, will be behind the plate today.

Roenicke doesn't think there should be any residual hard feelings between the two parties.

"There shouldn't be, because he understands Zack wasn't doing that at him," said Roenicke, referring to Greinke throwing the ball into the dirt to precipitate the ejection. "He knows that after the conversation that Zack had with him."

Roenicke said he had no plans to speak to Holbrook before the game today to try to clear the air.