Stock Up, Stock Down: Ervin Santana, Zack Greinke

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1 day ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Jhoulys Chacin outduels Zack Greinke in San Diego

The Arizona Diamondbacks offense could not support right-hander Zack Greinke The bar was set high for Zack Greinke of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he delivered. Unfortunately, one bad pitch cost him and the Diamondbacks a win in San Diego. Greinke kept the rotation on a roll. The righty allowed one run on five hits over […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Jhoulys Chacin outduels Zack Greinke...
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2 days ago

One bad pitch spoils Greinke's stellar start

As he hopped off the first-base side of the pitcher's mound on his follow through, Zack Greinke couldn't help himself. He said out loud, "Nice take."
3 days ago

Greinke looks to continue strong run vs. Padres

Zack Greinke, who is 8-1 with a 2.02 ERA in his career against the Padres, takes on San Diego on Wednesday. He'll be opposed by Jhoulys Chacin, who tossed 6 2/3 shutout innings against the Giants in his last start at home.
4 days ago

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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke Isn’t Out of the Woods

Since people take us for experts for some reason, we’re commonly asked what we consider important in the season’s very early going. What’s most important — and this should be abundantly clear — is that there’s active baseball in the first place. At the very least, there’s spring-training baseball, and as of just yesterday, there’s meaningful baseball. That’s it...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

5 MLB stars who have struggled in spring training

Having a good or bad spring training isn’t necessarily a sign of things to come. Spring training is, after all, little more than a tune-up. Pitchers spend parts of spring tinkering with pitches and not operating like they would in a meaningful game, while hitters are trying to find their swing after a long winter away from facing live, competitive pitching.That said, there are...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta crushed a home run off Zack Greinke

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, unlike many others that play his position, is no easy out.Arrieta recorded a career-high 17 hits last season, with two home runs as well. It didn’t take him long to hit one this year, either, even though it was in an exhibition game.The Cubs squared off against the Diamondbacks in a Grapefruit League game on Thursday, and Arrieta took a pitch from Zack...
Via The Sports Daily
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

The Reasons for Pessimism and Optimism Surrounding Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke made his second start in spring training yesterday, and it did not go well. Facing off against Team Mexico, he allowed six hits in 2 2/3 innings, including a number of balls that were crushed by a line-up of guys who won’t play in the big leagues this year. Of the 12 batted balls that Greinke allowed that were tracked by StatCast, four of them were hit at least 100...
Via Fangraphs
March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

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