Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke capped off his stellar play of late by earning August National League Pitcher of the Month honors. Greinke is the second consecutive Dodgers pitcher to receive the award, following team ace Clayton Kershaw in July.
Greinke has more than justified his big free agent contract this year, as he has been outstanding on the mound, and also underrated at the plate, in the field, and on the basepaths.
In August, Greinke was a perfect 5-0 in five starts, tying for the Major League lead in wins while posting a 1.23 ERA (five earned runs in 36.2 IP) --the fourth-lowest mark among qualifying Major League pitchers. He also had a scoreless streak of 12.2 innings during the month.
Moreover, his .211 (28-for-133) opponents’ batting average was tied for the eighth-lowest mark among NL pitchers, and he also struck out 30 in 36.2 innings, while walking just eight.
In addition, Greinke has proven to be a complete baseball player, as he is ...