OUTZack Greinke
SP ARI
2 months ago

Manager Chip Hale said Saturday that he does not expect Greinke (shoulder) to pitch again this season, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The results of Greinke's MRI were favorable but he's already been ruled out for Tuesday and it now sounds like he will just shut it down with an eye toward 2017. The last-place Diamondbacks have absolutely no reason to rush the right-hander back into action with five years remaining on his deal. It's uncertain who will take Greinke's spot for the final two turns.

OUTZack Greinke
SP ARI
3 months ago

Greinke (shoulder) will not make his next start Tuesday against the Nationals, despite MRI results on his shoulder revealing no structural damage, Jake Rill of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appears Greinke will avoid significant injury, but there's no guarantee he'll be healthy when his next turn in the rotation comes back around in roughly 10 days time. In his place, Patrick Corbin and Zack Godley both seem to be viable options for Tuesday's spot start.

OUTZack Greinke
SP ARI
3 months ago

Greinke experienced shoulder stiffness during Wednesday's outing and was sent back to Phoenix to undergo an MRI, the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Chip Hale said Greinke was feeling better Friday than he did immediately following Wednesday's start, but the Diamondbacks aren't taking any chances with their $200-plus million investment. Greinke did not show any obvious signs of injury Wednesday, throwing 107 pitches during the outing with his normal velocity. He was scheduled to make two more starts before the end of the season but of course now those starts are very much in question.

OUTZack Greinke
SP ARI
3 months ago

Greinke (13-7) gave up two runs on just two hits -- but four walks -- with seven strikeouts over six innings Wednesday in a win over San Diego.

EDGE Analysis

The Diamondbacks and Padres are in the midst of a race for fourth place in the NL West, and Greinke's disastrous first season in Arizona is a big reason behind his team's place in the cellar. Despite ending his three-game losing streak Wednesday, he's now walked four batters in three consecutive starts. It's been one thing or another for Greinke this year -- when he's not walking hitters, he's giving up homers. He did both Wednesday, with his 23rd homer allowed this season building on an already career-high total.

OUTZack Greinke
SP ARI
3 months ago

Greinke (12-7) lost after allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits and four walks with four strikeouts in six innings during Friday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Greinke fell to 0-3 in September despite notching his second straight quality start. He struggled with his control again, however, issuing four walks for the second straight start -- the fifth time in his last six outings that he's walked multiple batters. Free passes have prevented Greinke from pitching deep into games lately, as he's completed more than six innings just once in his last 10 starts. He'll look to display better command in Wednesday's start at the Padres.

OUTZack Greinke
SP ARI
3 months ago1 Comment

Greinke (12-6) allowed three runs on six hits and four walks with three strikeouts over six innings during Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Greinke bounced back from one of his worst outings of the season to post a quality start, but still suffered the defeat as he was out-dueled by Matt Moore. The four walks were a season-high for Greinke, who needed 113 pitches to complete six innings. While his 4.54 ERA and 1.28 WHIP have been somewhat inflated by a handful of bad starts, the former Cy Young winner hasn't been able to replicate his previous levels of success in his first season with Arizona. He'll try to be more economical with his pitches when he squares off against the Dodgers at home on Friday,

OUTZack Greinke
SP ARI
3 months ago1 Comment

Greinke (12-5) served up eight runs on nine hits despite six strikeouts over 4.2 innings in a loss Monday to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Greinke got tagged for a ridiculous five home runs, including four in the fifth inning. He hasn't matched his Cy Young caliber 2015 season in any facet in his debut campaign with the Diamondbacks, but his home run problems have been most striking. He has now issued 26 homers in just 24 starts after allowing just 14 last season. Arizona is a noted hitter's park, but that can't fully explain the problem, a big reason why Greinke's ERA is now up to a stunning 4.54.

OUTZack Greinke
SP ARI
3 months ago

The Dodgers explored a trade for Greinke before Wednesday's deadline for players to become postseason eligible, but talks did not progress, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rosenthal noted that the Dodgers could renew discussions in the offseason and seem to have a strong interest in bringing Greinke back. This is noteworthy because Greinke posted a 2.30 ERA for the Dodgers between 2013 and 2015, and was second in Cy Young voting last season. Greinke has not been nearly as successful in Arizona, as he currently has a 4.17 ERA, which would be his worst mark since 2010. A return to Los Angeles would likely boost Greinke's fantasy stock in 2017.

OUTZack Greinke
SP ARI
3 months ago

Greinke (12-4) allowed two runs (one earned) on six this and two walks over six innings in a win Tuesday over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Greinke managed just one strikeout, but he was ahead in the count all night (21 first-pitch strikes to 27 hitters) and thus managed to keep the Giants off balance enough to induce seven groundouts and 10 flyouts. Since a slow April, Greinke has been much better -- he owns a 3.66 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 16 starts since May, but his 7.5 K/9 in those 98.1 innings is well below his career norms. He has finished with a K/9 under 8.0 just once since 2011.

OUTZack Greinke
SP ARI
3 months ago

Greinke gave up four runs on six hits over six innings Wednesday in a no-decision against Atlanta. He struck out five and walked three.

EDGE Analysis

After taking advantage of the weak Padres offense his last time out, Greinke was unable to sustain his momentum despite facing the similarly light-hitting Braves, who rank last in the majors in runs. That massive contract he signed over the offseason has not looked good at all this year, as Greinke has managed only short spurts of effectiveness interspersed with a number of blowups. The peripherals say he's better than that unpleasant 4.21 ERA, but Greinke's still been anything but elite with Arizona on the heels of three straight seasons with a sub-3.00 ERA for the Dodgers.