Greinke takes on knuckleballer Dickey, Braves

One day after facing Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw albeit for two innings, the Braves will see another top-flight starter, going against D-backs righty Zack Greinke on Monday.
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Jays closer Roberto Osuna says he’s dealing with anxiety

If there’s one area that sports and sports media still aren’t equipped to cover properly, it’s mental illness. (There are actually many other areas, too, but let’s focus on this one, specifically.) Conditions like anxiety and depression are still stigmatized by plenty of fans, media members, and even people within the sport; after all, what’s praised more than mental toughness...
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A Resurgent Zack Greinke Leading Arizona to NL West Title Showdown

Over the course of the first two months of the season, the Arizona Diamondbacks have been one of the league’s most improved teams. The most surprising aspect to the Diamondbacks’s resurgence has been the improvement of ace Zack Greinke. The Arizona Diamondbacks gave Zack Greinke the highest annual contract for a pitcher in MLB history with the expectation that he would front...
Via The Sports Quotient
June 14, 2017  |  Discuss

10 best aces in MLB this season

Any MLB team will feel better if they have a dominant ace pitcher they can turn to every fifth day. These aces can stop a losing streak or prolong a winning one. Overall they make everyone feel better about their chances at least once or twice a week. Aces are even more valuable in the playoffs, where a dominant pitcher can theoretically pitch three times in a best-of-seven series...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke’s Pitch Mix Now Led by Plurality, Not Majority

PITTSBURGH – That Zack Greinke is reinventing himself, that he remains effective even as his velocity leaves him, that he has bounced back while pitching in front of a better defensive cast this season — none of it should represent one of the greater shocks of the 2017 season. After all, this is an elite-level athlete with excellent command, one who owns a five-pitch mix and...
Via Fangraphs
June 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

Prior to Memorial Day, the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Have you ever wondered why it's called the "greatest spectacle in racing"? We got you covered: "The Indy 500 combines three things America loves: speed, cars and tradition."We'll see which driver joins the list of racers who won the Indianapolis 500: Following the Indy...
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May 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Watch Zack Greinke throw nasty 65-mph eephus pitch for strikeout

Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke is one of the most dominant pitchers in MLB right now — with a 6-2 record and 2.82 ERA — and it looks like he now has another “out” pitch to add to his arsenal.Greinke pitched another gem in Monday night’s 5-1 win, going 8 2/3 innings and completely shutting down the White Sox hitters, who often look lost at the plate. Some of the swings...
Via The Sports Daily
May 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke busts out a filthy eephus pitch for his 12th strikeout vs White Sox

After signing a stunning six-year, $206.5 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Zack Greinke struggled with a 4.34 ERA in 2016. While the 34-year-old may never perform like his insane 2015 season again (1.66 ERA, 9.3 WAR for the Dodgers), Greinke is back to looking like the ace Arizona thought they were getting. Greinke has a 2.82 ERA over an MLB-high 67 innings for the Diamondbacks...
Via The Comeback
May 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw says he is not eager to face Zack Greinke

Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke were teammates for three seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but they’ll be facing each other on Friday night.For his part, Kershaw isn’t looking forward to it.“I don’t really look forward to it,” Kershaw said, via ESPN. “You almost just try to block it out. It’s not fun to pitch to people that you know. I’m not good at separating...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 14, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Madison Bumgarner goes deep twice on opening day

It didn’t take long for Madison Bumgarner to add to his growing legacy. He made history during the Giants’ first game of the 2017 season.Bumgarner is regarded as one of the better hitting pitchers in baseball, and for good reason. On Sunday, he gave us another display why. In the top of the fifth inning against the Diamondbacks, Bumgarner hit a solo home run off of Zack Greinke...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 02, 2017  |  Discuss

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