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Greinke (elbow) will have his next start pushed back to Saturday against the Mets, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
It was revealed earlier in the week that Greinke has been pitching with a tender elbow for close to a month now, skipping bullpen sessions here and there as a way to manage the pain. The Dodgers will take advantage of Monday's off day and move Clayton Kershaw up to start Thursday, but Greinke is expected to go Saturday and thus will not miss a full turn in the rotation.
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Greinke could miss his next scheduled start (Thursday) due to elbow tenderness, the Dodgers' official site reports.
Manager Don Mattingly stated that he would know more on Greinke's status later on Wednesday. Carlos Frias would appear to be the most likely option to fill in for Greinke.
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Greinke has been dealing with elbow soreness the last couple weeks, but felt "really strong" in Friday night's start, the Dodgers' official site reports.
Perhaps this explains Greinke's "struggles". He had allowed seven runs in his previous two starts before tossing five scoreless innings (but with five walks) Friday. Keep an eye on his status going forward, but it appears he'll be fine.
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Greinke only gave up two hits in five innings without allowing a run in the no-decision on Friday against the Brewers.
There were some control issues for Greinke on Friday as he walked five hitters in total, although he did manage to strike out six. The Dodgers pulled Greinke after throwing 99 pitches in five innings. While it wasn't his best game of the season, he did manage to keep his club in the game. Greinke gets his next start against the Padres on Thursday.
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Greinke gave up four runs on eight hits over six innings in a losing effort against the Brewers on Saturday night.
Returning to Miller Park, where he's had plenty of success during his career, Greinke was victimized by a pair of long balls from Khris Davis and Carlos Gomez on Saturday night. He needed just 83 pitches to get through six innings, but the Dodgers' offense couldn't bail him out against Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers. Greinke will draw the Braves at Turner Field on Thursday for his next scheduled start.
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Greinke picked up his seventh loss of the season Monday, allowing three runs on six hits with five strikeouts in seven innings against the Angels.
It was a quality start for Greinke and only six base runners reached against him, but his Dodgers were shutout by Garrett Richards and the Angels. The right-hander falls to 12-7 with a 2.71 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and an excellent 158:29 K:BB ratio. Greinke will toe the rubber Saturday in Milwaukee.
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Zack Greinke allowed only one run over eight innings and struck out 13 in a no-decision opposite the Braves on Wednesday.
He allowed five hits and walked one. Greinke has struck out 10-plus in consecutive outings, and now has five 10-strikeout games in 2014. After punching out 148 batters in 177 2/3 innings last year, Greinke has struck out 153 across 139 1/3 frames thus far. Greinke, who hosts the crosstown Angels on Monday, is 12-6 with a 2.65 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. He'd be in the Cy Young conversation if he pitched in the American League, not so in Clayton Kershaw and Adam Wainwright's sprawling shadows.
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Zack Greinke shut out the Giants for seven innings and struck out 10 in a win Friday.
It was Greinke's fourth 10-strikeout game of the season. He's up to 140 strikeouts in 131 1/3 innings this year after finishing with 148 in 177 2/3 innings last year.
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Zack Greinke surrendered four earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.
Greinke gave up all four runs before recording an out in the bottom of the first inning. He settled in somewhat after that but did issue a season-high five walks. Greinke will look to get back on track next week at San Francisco. He still has a stellar 2.90 ERA.
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Zack Greinke pitched well but took a loss Wednesday, holding the Tigers to three runs across seven innings.
He allowed seven hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out eight. It was a nice performance -- particularly after the first inning -- but Greinke was simply out-dueled by Max Scherzer. The right-hander will take an 11-5 record and 2.73 ERA into the All-Star break.