Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Before the game, two scouts were debating whether Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke would risk swinging the bat in his return from a broken left collarbone. One expressed doubt, but the other, possessing a better working knowledge of Greinke, chuckled at the idea the pitcher would hold back. "He's got a bigger ego about hitting than he does about pitching," the scout said. Sure enough, Greinke's first at-bat Wednesday night came in an important situation -- two outs in the third inning, a runner on third and the Dodgers leading the Nationals, 1-0. Was Greinke swinging? Of course he was. And on a 1-1 count, he lined an opposite-field RBI single off Nats' left-hander Ross Detwiler, delivering the second run in the Dodgers' eventual 3-1 victory. Greinke had grimaced after swinging through the previous pitch, admitting later it felt "uncomfortable." But not to worry. He also swung and missed while striking out in his second at-bat, and said he fe...
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