Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 Months

Zack Greinke allowed three runs in 7 2/3 innings and struck out 11 in a win over the Reds on Tuesday.

Greinke lost his streak of 22 straight starts allowing no more than two earned runs when he gave up a two-run homer to Devin Mesoraco in the eighth. It was just the second time this year that he's pitched into the eighth, but it's not like he was worked hard tonight; even after the homer, he came out having thrown a modest 104 pitches. The 11 strikeouts matched his season high, and he's now 8-1 with a 2.18 ERA. He has 76 strikeouts in 66 innings, put him way ahead of his 2013 pace (148 strikeouts in 177 2/3 innings).

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 Months

Zack Greinke got the no-decision, allowing three runs (one earned) in five innings in Thursday's loss to the Mets.

Greinke wasn't helped by his defense, as Matt Kemp and Justin Turner each committed errors leading to runs. That said, Greinke also wasn't dominate despite only allowing four hits and walking two while striking out four. The right-hander needed 101 pitches to get through five innings. Nevertheless, Greinke has a 2.01 ERA and he'll look to lower it at home against the Reds in his next start.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 Months

Zack Greinke allowed five hits over eight innings and combined with Brian Wilson on a shutout of the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Greinke struck out six and walked two, making this one of his worst starts of the season by K/BB. Which just goes to show how good he's been. He's 7-1 with a 2.11 ERA, and his one loss came after his start was cut short by a rain delay. The eight innings tonight were a new season high.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 Months

Zack Greinke held the Giants to two earned runs in seven innings Saturday to earn his sixth win.

Greinke is now 6-1 on the year with a 2.38 ERA. He allowed both runs in the top of the second inning, when Hunter Pence drove in a run on a sacrifice fly and Buster Posey smacked an RBI single. Greinke will face the Diamondbacks on the road in his next outing.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 3 Months

Zack Greinke could make his next start on short rest after throwing just 54 pitches during a rain-shortened outing Monday.

"We have talked to him a little bit," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "He's lobbying. There's some conversations going [on] about possibly doing some different thing." Greinke is currently in line to pitch on Saturday against the Giants, but he could conceivably be moved up to Friday.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 3 Months

Zack Greinke pitched three innings and allowed two runs Monday before his start against the Nationals was ended by a rain delay.

Greinke's streak of 18 starts of at least five innings and no more than two runs allowed was snapped, if only on a technicality. Perhaps it would have been otherwise, but Greinke bounced back nicely after giving up a two-run homer to Anthony Rendon, the second batter he faced in the first inning. Unfortunately, that was enough to hand him his first loss, as the Dodgers ended up being shut out.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 3 Months

Zack Greinke kept plugging along by limiting the Twins to an unearned run over six innings in a victory Wednesday.

Despite being frustrated he wasn't allowed to DH tonight, Greinke struck out six and improved to 5-0 on the season. Including the postseason, he's gone 21 straight starts without allowing more than two runs. The last time anyone got to him for more was July 25 (4 R in 7 IP in a loss to Cincy).

Zack Greinke SP LAD 3 Months

Zack Greinke punched out 11 Phillies while surrendering two runs over seven innings in a 5-2 victory on Wednesday.

Greinke surrendered only five hits -- one of them inexplicable -- and a walk. Skipper Don Mattingly allowed Greinke to bat in the seventh inning -- despite the fact that he was over 100 pitches -- and the hurler improbably doubled and then scored on Yasiel Puig's triple. Greinke then allowed a game-tying home run to pinch-hitter Jayson Nix to lead off the eighth and was promptly yanked for J.P. Howell. All is well that ends well, we suppose. Greinke improves to 4-1 lifetime against the Phillies. He'll take a 4-0 record, 2.45 ERA and 0.99 WHIP into a stellar matchup on Tuesday at Target Field against the Twins.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 3 Months

Zack Greinke struck out eight while allowing one run in six innings Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Greinke failed to earn a win for the first time in four starts this season, but he turned in his best performance to date. Incredibly, he's allowed five homers but just six runs in his four starts.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 3 Months

Zack Greinke held the Diamondbacks to one run in 5 1/3 innings Saturday in the Dodgers' 8-5 win.

Greinke was dominant for his five-plus frames, striking out eight batters and issuing zero walks. He is now 3-0 with a 2.76 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 21/2 K/BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings this season. Another date with the Diamondbacks is next, and Zack should continue to roll.