Zack Greinke SP LAD 5 Months

Greinke, who is currently in line to start Sunday's game against the Rockies, might not get the start given that the club has clinched the NL West title, the Dodgers' official site reports.

Game 2 of the NLDS is slated for Saturday, October 4, so Greinke would still get plenty of rest even if he does start this Sunday. Either way though, his innings are likely to be limited if he does start.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 5 Months

Greinke pitched eight fine innings Tuesday against the Giants, allowing just two runs on six hits (no walks), while striking out five en route to his 16th win of the year.

Greinke came up big as the Dodgers close in on the NL West title. After Greinke secured the win, the Dodgers magic number now sits at one. Greinke is closing in on another fabulous season, as he owns a 2.74 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 201:42 K:BB in 197.1 innings. He is tentatively scheduled to start Sunday at home against the Rockies, but that could change if the Dodgers shuffle the rotation in advance of their potential playoff schedule.

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Greinke allowed four runs and nine hits in five innings against the Cubs on Thursday. He issued one walk and struck out five.

Greinke was moved back a day last week, allowing him to face the Cubs instead of the Rockies at Coors Field, but it still didn't work out for fantasy owners. He was spared the loss when the Dodgers rallied for five runs in the seventh inning. It's possible that Greinke makes two starts next week, but for now he's just scheduled to face the Giants at home in a huge divisional matchup.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 6 Months

Greinke pitched six innings and gave up only four hits and no runs while striking out five in a dominating win over the Giants on Saturday.

Greinke also doubled in the fourth and hit a two-run home run in the sixth, his first homer of the season. He helped the Dodgers extend their NL-West lead over the Giants to two games with a 17-0 rout, the largest shutout win for either team in the history of the series. Greinke is having an excellent season, with 15 wins, a 2.64 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP and a 191:41 K:BB ratio.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 6 Months

Greinke took a no-decision Saturday but was excellent, holding the Padres to one run and four hits in eight innings while striking out eight and walking two.

Greinke had a favorable matchup against the worst offense in the league, but unfortunately, the Dodgers couldn't produce enough runs in a losing effort. Nonetheless, Greinke has been outstanding this season, boasting a 2.72 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP and a 182:38 K:BB ratio.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 6 Months

Greinke threw a bullpen session Wednesday, which he skipped when his elbow was tender,'s Ken Gurnick reports.

This is yet another good sign that Greinke's elbow is feeling better than it was last week, when he had a start pushed back. He'll take the bump Saturday with a favorable matchup in San Diego.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 6 Months

Greinke reported feeling good a day after going seven innings on Saturday, a good indication that his sore pitching elbow won't be an issue going forward, the Dodgers' official site reports.

Greinke was far from dominant (7 IP, 9 H, 4 ER) last time out, but the Dodgers appear to have dodged a bullet so far here.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 6 Months

Greinke (13-8) grabbed the win Saturday, giving up four runs on nine hits across seven innings while walking one and fanning four against the visiting Mets.

He also tossed 105 pitches, a good indication that the tenderness in his elbow isn't impacting his game too much, despite the fact he allowed two home runs. Greinke now has a 2.79 ERA and 1.17 WHIP -- both better than his career averages of 3.57 and 1.23 -- through 26 starts (164.1 innings) this season. He also has an eye-popping 36:174 BB:K ratio and has been terrific for the first-place Dodgers in 2014.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 6 Months

Greinke (elbow) has been confirmed as Saturday's starter against the Mets.

Despite a tender elbow, Greinke has been given the green light to toe the rubber Saturday oppose Jacob deGrom and thus will not miss a full turn in the rotation. The issue has reportedly been lingering for several weeks, and Greinke told SB Nation, "I expect to pitch at a 100-percent level, but I don't expect to feel 100 percent while I'm throwing," suggesting it may be something he has to manage the rest of the season.

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Greinke (elbow) will have his next start pushed back to Saturday against the Mets, Ken Gurnick of 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.