Zack Greinke
SP ARI
2 months ago

Greinke lasted 3.2 innings and didn't factor into the decision in the Diamondbacks' 11-8 win over the Rockies on Wednesday in the National League wild-card game. He gave up four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out one batter in the 58-pitch outing.

EDGE Analysis

Staked to a 6-0 lead after cruising through the first three frames, Greinke appeared poised to put the game away for the Diamondbacks without much worry, but he completely unraveled in the top of the fourth to let the Rockies back in the contest. He allowed five of the first seven batters of the inning to reach base and allowed all but one to score before Andrew Chafin came out of the bullpen to put out the fire. Fortunately for the Diamondbacks, Greinke's poor outing didn't cost them the win, but the team's confidence in the ace might be a bit shaken heading into a divisional-round matchup with the Dodgers. Over his last three appearances, Greinke has covered 11.2 innings and has surrendered 14 runs on 21 hits and five walks.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
2 months ago

Greinke (17-7) was the pitcher of record in the Diamondbacks' 2-1 loss to the Royals on Friday. He went four innings and was tagged for two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four batters.

EDGE Analysis

Making his fourth career start against the team that drafted him in 2002, Greinke was limited to 75 pitches in his final outing of the regular season, despite not laboring too badly when he was pulled in the fourth inning. The ace's early departure was a pre-planned move by manager Torey Lovullo, who wanted to keep Greinke on his normal pitching schedule while not overextending him in advance of a starting assignment Oct. 4 in the Diamondbacks' wild-card matchup with either the Rockies or Brewers. Greinke will finish the 2017 campaign with a 3.20 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 215 strikeouts in 202.1 innings, which should help him earn some down-ballot votes for the National League Cy Young Award.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
2 months ago

Greinke, who was previously listed as the Diamondbacks' starter for Wednesday's game against the Giants, will instead make his final start of the regular season Friday against the Royals, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Torey Lovullo's decision to move Greinke back in the rotation will give the right-hander six days of rest heading into the Friday outing, but keep him on his normal four days of rest before he takes the hill Oct. 4 in the Diamondbacks' wild-card matchup with the Rockies, Brewers or Cardinals. It's expected that Jeff Mathis (hand), who had served as Greinke's personal catcher before landing on the 10-day disabled list in August, will be activated over the weekend and be behind the plate for that wild-card contest. Lovullo has declined to name a starter for Wednesday's game following the choice to move Greinke's turn back a couple of days.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
2 months ago

Greinke got tagged for eight runs on nine hits -- including three home runs -- and two walks over four innings Friday while striking out three, but he didn't factor into the decision in a 13-11 win over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

It was Greinke's worst outing of the year, snapping a streak of five straight quality starts for the veteran righty. He'll try to shake it off and build some momentum for the playoffs in his final start of the regular season Wednesday at home against the Giants, who he's dominated in 2017 with a 1.83 ERA and 16:3 K:BB over three starts and 19.2 innings.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
2 months ago

Greinke (17-6) pitched eight scoreless innings with eight strikeouts during Saturday's win over San Francisco.

EDGE Analysis

Greinke has now allowed just six earned runs through 34.2 innings over his past five starts, as the veteran continues to provide high-end marks for fantasy owners. With a 2.33 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 10.3 K/9 at Chase Field this season, expectations should remain high for Greinke's final two home matchups against Miami and San Francisco.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
2 months ago

Greinke allowed two runs on five hits while striking out six batters through seven innings during Monday's loss to Colorado. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old veteran entered with a dominant 2.31 ERA, 9.90 WHIP and 10.5 K/9 through 16 home starts, so this was another strong start at Chase Field. He's locked in as a set-and-forget option in all fantasy settings and lines up for road start against the Giants at AT&T Park before consecutive home starts against Miami and San Francisco (again). Greinke is in position to continue rewarding over the final weeks of the season with his favorable upcoming schedule.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
3 months ago

Greinke gave up one run on four hits and one walk while striking out six in seven innings Tuesday against the Dodgers in a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

He was matched on the other side, not in efficiency, but in run prevention, by Hyun-Jin Ryu, and the Diamondbacks ended up winning 3-1 in 10 innings. Greinke remains in the top 10 among qualified big-league starters in wins (16), innings (179.1), ERA (3.01), WHIP (1.06) and strikeouts (194). He lines up to start again Monday at home against the Rockies.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
3 months ago

Greinke (16-6) allowed a single run on four hits and two walks while striking out six batters through six innings during Thursday's win over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers beat Greinke in their last meeting, so it was encouraging to see the 33-year-old veteran rebound with a win against his former club Thursday. Greinke boasts a rock-solid 3.08 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 9.8 K/9 for the campaign, and his 16 wins pace the majors. It's worth noting that he's been less effective away from Chase Field this season with a road 4.28 ERA, though. Interestingly, his next start projects to come at Dodger Stadium.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
3 months ago

Greinke (15-6) allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits with four strikeouts over 6.2 innings to earn the win Friday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Greinke has now thrown quality starts in six consecutive home outings dating all the way back to July 1 against Colorado. In that stretch, Greinke owns a 2.14 ERA and a 42:7 K:BB. Greinke has had his struggles on the road this year (4.28 ERA, 1.34 WHIP), but he has been reliable as can be at Chase Field.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
3 months ago

Greinke (14-6) allowed five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits and four walks while striking out four batters through four innings during Saturday's loss to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

The damage all came in the fourth frame, and Greinke didn't return for the fifth inning. He entered Saturday's start with a discouraging 3-5 record, 4.28 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the road, and those numbers only ballooned after losing to the Twins. It's an interesting split because Chase Field is a hitter-friendly venue, yet Greinke owns a sterling 11-1 record with a 2.34 ERA and 0.89 WHIP through 14 home starts. If the luxury exists to fade Greinke in daunting road matchups it's a potential option, but it's pretty difficult to sit down a high-end hurler with his upside. A road game at Citi Field against the Mets is up next for the veteran righty.