Zack Greinke SP ARI 2 days ago

Greinke (5-3) allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out seven over eight innings to earn the win Sunday at the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Greinke was staked to a three-run lead in the first inning, and that's all the run support he'd need in his dominant effort. After having some struggles earlier in the season, he's now posted quality starts in six of his last eight outings to lower his ERA to 4.59. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Padres.

Zack Greinke SP ARI 6 days ago

Greinke (4-3) pitched seven impressive innings, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out seven in Tuesday's win over the Yankees. He did not walk a batter for the second time this season (nine starts).

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran right-hander hasn't been his dominant self this season, but appears to be getting better as his ERA in May (4.26) is more than a point lower than April's 5.50 ERA. He's striking out hitters at a fine rate (8.10 K/9), but has failed to get out of jams (65.3 percent strand rate) and limit the deep ball (1.1 HR/9). The 2009 Cy Young winner will make his next start Sunday against the Cardinals.

Zack Greinke SP ARI 2 weeks ago

Greinke (3-3) gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks over six innings in a loss against the Giants on Thursday. He struck out four.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Just when it looked like things were getting back on track with consecutive solid outings, Greinke took a step backward with a distinctly less-than-impressive outing. He threw only 61 strikes on 104 pitches and gave up a two-run blast to Joe Panik on an underwhelming 91 mph fastball. On the bright side for any fantasy owners in unconventional leagues that count pitchers' hitting stats, he smacked a double and is now hitting .333 in 18 at-bats. The man with the $200 million arm will try to right the ship against the Yankees on Tuesday.

Zack Greinke SP ARI 2 weeks ago

Greinke (3-2) notched eight strikeouts while surrendering seven hits, two earned runs and a walk over six innings in Friday's 7-2 victory over the Braves.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The talented 32-year-old has seemingly begun to claw his way out of the early-season malaise that marred his first few starts in a D-Backs uniform. Greinke now has surrendered just four earned runs over his last 13 innings, while whiffing 16 over that span. He's now rattled off three straight wins as well, and was sharp overall Friday. The 12-year veteran got 63 of his 95 pitches across the strike zone, while inducing 15 swings-and-misses. He also stayed away from the long ball for the second straight start, and fifth time in seven trips to the mound overall. All five of the gopher balls surrendered by Greinke to date in 2016 have notably been concentrated over a two-start span against the Rockies and Cardinals.

Zack Greinke SP ARI 3 weeks ago

Greinke allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out eight over seven innings, but received no decision Saturday against the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Greinke allowed a pair of runs in the third inning, but otherwise kept the Rockies bats silent, but he failed to receive much offensive support, and he left the game in a 2-2 tie. After a rough start to the season, he's now allowed two or fewer earned runs in three of his last four starts to lower his ERA to 5.50. He'll make his next start Friday at the Braves.

Zack Greinke SP ARI 1 month ago

Greinke (2-2) won despite allowing seven runs on 11 hits over 6.2 innings Monday against St. Louis.

Competitive Edge Analysis

On the bright side, Greinke went 1-for-3 with a walk to keep his on-base percentage at a cool .500. Greinke was lit up all day on the mound, however, as the Cardinals teed off on him for five extra-base hits, including a pair of home runs. Greinke's control was there -- he threw 67 strikes in 96 pitches and didn't walk a batter -- but seemingly everything he threw in the strike zone was punished hard. Greinke has a solid 24:6 K:BB in 30.2 innings but has served up five home runs in as many starts and owns a brutal 6.16 ERA.

Zack Greinke SP ARI 1 month ago

Greinke (1-2) collected his first win of the year Wednesday with 6.2 sharp innings against the Giants, allowing just one run on six hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After a pair of ugly starts to open the season, Greinke's settled things down with a pair of complementary quality outings. He's not going to match last season's otherworldly ratios -- he probably won't even come close -- but that doesn't mean Greinke won't again be among the best pitchers in baseball when all's said and done this year. The veteran righty will look to keep the good times rolling against the Cardinals on Monday.

Zack Greinke SP ARI 1 month ago

Greinke turned in his best start of the early season, allowing two runs on six hits with five strikeouts and one walk in 7.2 innings Friday, but he picked up a no-decision against the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Arizona tied the game in the seventh and pushed across the winning run in the ninth. Greinke was much more himself Friday and only allowed one extra-base hit, but unfortunately, he is still looking for his first victory as a Diamondback. At least fantasy owners can probably chalk up his first two rough outings to the fact he had the flu during the first week of the season.

Zack Greinke SP ARI 1 month ago

Greinke (0-2) allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out eight over six innings Saturday against the Cubs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Greinke picked up where he left off in his first start when he gave up three runs in the first inning. Although he settled down after that, the Diamondbacks offense came up small with only two runs. He did, however, have the flu in his first outing, so it's looking like he's close to turning things back around. He'll make his next start Friday at the Padres.

Zack Greinke SP ARI 2 months ago

Greinke pitched with a case of the flu on Monday, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Greinke was uncharacteristically shaky in his Diamondbacks debut Monday, allowing seven runs over just four innings of work. Rosenthal's report sheds some light on why Greinke did not look like himself on the mound against the Rockies. According to Rosenthal, Greinke was adamant about not missing his start despite being sick. Look for Greinke to bounce back in his next scheduled appearance Saturday.