Zack Greinke SP LAD 1 month ago

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke started Friday's game against the Los Angeles Angels in place of Clayton Kershaw, whose start was pushed back to Saturday as a result of a sore hip, according to MLB.com. Greinke last started on Sunday, so he is pitching on a normal five days of rest, while Kershaw, who was also scratched from a Wednesday start due to the hip injury, is tentatively slated to start on Saturday.

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will start Sunday against the New York Mets after missing his scheduled start Thursday while on paternity leave, according to the Los Angeles Times. Greinke will look to extend his scoreless innings streak past its current 43.2 innings.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 1 month ago

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will not start Friday against the New York Mets as he awaits the birth of his child, according to the New York Daily News. There is no word regarding who will replace Greinke.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 months ago

Greinke (6-2) picked up the win after throwing 7.2 shutout innings against the Marlins on Sunday, giving up just four hits and one walk while striking out six.

He ended his nine-start winless streak, and did so in dominant fashion. The major-league leader in ERA threw 101 pitches, recording nine groundball outs to go along with the six punchouts, and only allowed runners past first base in the fourth and seventh innings. Greinke hasn't allowed a run his last three starts (20.2 innings) and has turned in quality starts in all but one of his 16 outings this season.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 months ago

Greinke took a no decision Tuesday against the Cubs despite throwing six shutout innings with three hits and two walks allowed against five strikeouts.

Greinke now has three straight no decisions despite allowing just one run in 19.2 combined innings. He has thrown a quality start in 14 out of his 15 starts this year -- only a five-run outing June 2 against Colorado doesn't qualify, and he still made it through six innings. His ERA is down to 1.70.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 months ago

Greinke scattered four hits over seven scoreless innings, struck out eight and walked none in Thursday's no-decision against the Rangers.

Greinke retired his first nine batters on 34 pitches without allowing a ball to hit an outfielder. He lowered his ERA to 1.81 but didn't pick up the win as the Dodgers failed to score until the bottom of the ninth inning. The hard-luck right-hander is 0-2 with a 1.99 ERA in his past eight starts, and the Dodgers have fewer than three runs in six of them -- including Saturday's 2-1 loss at San Diego, when Greinke went the distance for the first time this season. As it stands, Greinke will take the mound again Tuesday at the Cubs for his next scheduled start.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 3 months ago

Greinke pitched well Sunday against the Cardinals, allowing just one run through 6.2 innings with eight strikeouts and just one walk. He did not factor into the decision as the Dodgers blew a late lead.

The veteran was unlucky not to earn his long awaited sixth win of the season and has not won a start since May 5. He continues to post quality start after quality start, however, and has allowed more than three runs just once this season. Greinke will face the Padres in San Diego in his next scheduled start.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 3 months ago

Greinke was tagged for five runs on 10 hits and a walk over six innings in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Rockies.

Greinke's 1.48 ERA entering Tuesday's start was tied for the best mark in baseball, but it unsurprisingly took a hit in the league's most hitter-friendly environment. The five runs and 10 hits were both season highs for Greinke, but he was at least able to relieve the strain on the bullpen by going six innings. Fortunately, the offense was able to take him off the hook for a loss, as Alex Guerrero's ninth-inning grand slam gave the Dodgers a 9-8 lead that they wouldn't squander.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 3 months ago

Greinke was solid in a no-decision Wednesday, tossing six innings of one-run ball, giving up just three hits and two walks while striking out nine.

Greinke has now given up one earned run or less in each of his five May starts, and has lasted six innings or more in every start this season. He's been a model of consistency from both fantasy and real-life standpoints, as the right-hander has turned in a quality start in each of his 10 outings this year. His only mistake Wednesday was a third-inning solo shot served up to Cameron Maybin, which left him without a decision on the evening. On the bright side, his nine punch-outs were a season-best, giving him a 58:14 K:BB ratio on the season.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 4 months ago

Greinke was a tough-luck loser Saturday, allowing only four hits in six innings while striking out five in the 7-1 loss to the Rockies.

Greinke has been fantastic this season and he maintained his ERA at a 1.52 clip. If he continues to pitch like this, he could be in-line for Cy Young votes. Greinke has another good matchup in his next start when he hosts the Padres next Friday.