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Dodgers' Greinke outstanding following losses, against NL West

Zack Greinke continues to be a stopper for the Dodgers following losses. Including Friday’s 3-0 victory over the Padres behind seven scoreless innings from Greinke, the Dodgers are 23-8 in games he starts following a loss. Even more impressive, he’s 21-1 with a 1.88 ERA when pitching against the NL West. Overall this year he’s 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA. He's beaten the Diamondbacks...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Greinke, Dodgers shutout Padres Friday night

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Zack Greinke watched second baseman Howie Kendrick glove Wil Myers' line drive to end the second inning with the bases loaded, and then hopped off the mound in joy. While it was a rare show of emotion, Greinke did what he does best -- beat NL West foes. Greinke held the San Diego Padres to four hits in seven innings, and Carl Crawford homered to help the Los Angeles...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Greinke shuts down Padres to help Dodgers to 3-0 victory

SAN DIEGO (AP) Zack Greinke extended his mastery of NL West opponents by holding the San Diego Padres to four hits in seven innings, and Carl Crawford homered to help the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-0 victory Friday night. Greinke (3-0) improved to 21-1 with a 1.88 ERA in 31 games against division opponents since joining the Dodgers as a free agent before the 2013 season. He is 15...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 3, Padres 0: Zack Greinke continues NL West dominance

Zack Greinke pitched a gem, shutting out the Padres over seven frames, striking out seven while scattering four hits and three walks. That continues his dominance in the division as a Dodgers pitcher, with a 1.88 ERA in 201.1 innings since coming over. The Dodgers offense continued to scuffle a bit, though it was at Petco Park and it was against Andrew Cashner. Still it was enough...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers-Padres Preview

Having been swept for the first time, the Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping that Zack Greinke can get them back on course by adding to his dominance over the San Diego Padres. Adrian Gonzalez will also try to duplicate his most recent performance against Andrew Cashner on Friday night. Los Angeles (9-6) had a seven-game winning streak halted Tuesday in San Francisco and also lost the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

GMDM and the Unsung Trade

During his tenure with the Royals GMDM has made some big moves that have had some big results.  This season alone bringing in players like Kendrys Morales, Edinson Volquez, and Alex Rios are all making Moore look like a maven.  Then you think back to the Zack Greinke trade that brought us Lorenzo Cain, and Alcides Escobar, or the Wil Meyers trade that brought us Wade Davis...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Apr 23

With MLB action now adhering to its typical Monday and Thursday off-days, here’s our Daily SP Rankings for a lighter Thursday slate of games. Zack Greinke takes on the Giants at San Francisco while the home team’s starting pitcher is currently TBD. Clay Buchholz’s start at Tampa Bay will help us figure out whether he’s going to be good or bad this year, though it should...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Takeaways from Dodgers’ First Two Weeks

3. Zack Greinke’s Best Year with the Dodgers May Come in 2015 Clayton Kershaw has been surprisingly human through the first two weeks of this MLB season. However, in the absence of the MVP-level Kershaw, Greinke has had a stellar start to the year. Greinke has started the year with two wins in three starts, and no losses. His 12 hits allowed and two walks over 19.2 innings pitched...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Greinke, Dodgers beat Rockies 6-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) Zack Greinke won his 14th straight decision against an NL West rival, Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 6-3 Saturday night. Greinke (2-0) allowed three runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings, improving to 20-1 with a 1.95 ERA in 30 starts against NL West teams since signing with the Dodgers in December 2012...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Both Los Angeles Dodgers and Catcher Yasmani Grandal Unconcerned About Numbers Behind the Plate

(Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth/USA TODAY) “He’s been unbelievable back there,” Dodgers’ pitcher Zack Greinke said of his teammate and freshman Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, “His catching is better than advertised.” When it comes to Grandal’s “advertising,” the jury is still out. He’s universally hailed as one of the best pitch-framers in the league. From 2007...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Names Produce in Game 2 of Opening Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres

Pitcher Zack Greinke #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws against the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth inning of Game Two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Matt Kemp was booed heavily Tuesday night at Dodgers Stadium, this time clad in a Padres uniform and facing his former club. Nevertheless, after swinging and missing...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Say what? Rare rain delay at Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) It's raining, it's pouring, and the Dodger Stadium infield is covered by a tarp - a rare sight at Chavez Ravine. With the Dodgers set to host the Padres in the middle game of their season-opening series Tuesday night, a hard and steady rain began to fall while San Diego was taking batting practice. The scheduled start was pushed back 30 minutes to 7:40 p.m., an...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres @ Dodgers April 7, 2015: The Real Start Of The Season

Hey, that was fun, right? Clayton Kershaw! Jimmy Rollins! Adrian Gonzalez! Chris Hatcher! That was good. I enjoyed that. Let’s do it again. Padres Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles, Ca. CF Myers SS Rollins C Norris RF Puig RF Kemp 1B Gonzalez LF Upton 2B Kendrick 3B Middlebrooks...
Via Dodgers Digest
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ross makes season debut against Dodgers' Greinke

While Zack Greinke has had nothing but success against the San Diego Padres, Tyson Ross has had nothing but tough-luck losses versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. Even so, it makes for another intriguing pitching matchup as the right-handers face off in the second of a three-game series in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. If the trend holds, the Dodgers should secure their sixth straight...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Tuesday, Apr 7

It’s funny how quickly everything comes rushing back. I spent about three hours yesterday trying to figure out how I wanted to approach Day 1, reading old posts here on the site and doing my best to get back into my own head from five months ago. While yesterday’s entry wasn’t a resounding success, I’m calling it a victory overall. Let’s revisit it before moving on to...
Via Baseball Professor
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres-Dodgers Preview

While Zack Greinke has had nothing but success against the San Diego Padres, Tyson Ross has had nothing but tough-luck losses versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. Even so, it makes for another intriguing pitching matchup as the right-handers face off in the second of a three-game series in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. If the trend holds, the Dodgers should secure their sixth straight...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Yet Another Tough Spring Training For Zack Greinke

So now it’s Zack Greinke we’re worried about, as evidenced by not one but two Dodgers.com articles about his start against the Giants: Greinke struggles, reaches pitch limit in 3 2/3 innings: Dodgers starter Zack Greinke hit his pitch limit after 3 2/3 innings. Two of the four runs Greinke allowed were unearned on an error by left fielder Carl Crawford, who earlier had an RBI...
Via Dodgers Digest
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Greinke struggles in 8-4 loss to Giants

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Zack Greinke struggled with his command in his fourth spring start, allowing five hits in 3 2-3 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the San Francisco Giants 8-4 on Friday night. After retiring the Giants' first three batters in a crisp first inning, Greinke walked Andrew Susac and gave up a single to Gregor Blanco in the second. Susac and Blanco scored...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Greinke strikes out 6 in Dodgers' 11-3 win over Rangers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Zack Greinke turned in his best work of the spring, with four shutout innings and six strikeouts as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Texas Rangers in an 11-3 Saturday to complete a split-squad two-game sweep. Greinke struck out the side of Leonys Martin, Elvis Andrus and Ryan Ludwick in the first. Andrus had been the Rangers' hottest hitter, reaching base safely...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Greinke gives up 1 hit in 3 innings for Dodgers

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Zack Greinke gave up one hit, a homer to Josh Phegley, in three innings, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 10-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday. Kendall Graveman helped his chances at winning a spot in Oakland's starting rotation. He pitched two-hit ball for 4 2-3 scoreless innings, his third spring start. The right-hander, acquired on Nov. 28...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke makes belated spring debut after elbow treatment

  Zack Greinke gave up two runs in his spring debut for the Dodgers, being outpitched by Jon Lester in Los Angeles' 4-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. Greinke had been given a lubricating injection in his right elbow on Feb. 18. He allowed two hits and two walks in two innings. ''My stuff was just a little off -- OK for the first start,'' Greinke said. ''I missed a lot by...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap: Dodgers Lose 4-3; Greinke Mostly Pleased with First Start

After tying three of their past four Cactus League games, the Los Angeles Dodgers narrowly avoided another deadlock today, losing 4-3 to the Chicago Cubs at Sloan Park in Mesa. Zack Greinke, in his first start of the spring, allowed two runs on two hits and two walks in two innings. Phenom prospect Julio Urias followed and was scheduled for two innings, but he was pulled after one...
Via Baseball Essential
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Greinke struggles, Lester shines in Cubs' win over Dodgers

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Zack Greinke gave up two runs in his spring debut for the Dodgers, being outpitched by Jon Lester in Los Angeles' 4-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. Greinke had been given a lubricating injection in his right elbow on Feb. 18. He allowed two hits and two walks in two innings. Lester pitched three-hit ball for three shutout innings. He struck out two in the...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Greinke debuts, Cubs try for elusive 1st win

A look at the highlights of what's happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona on Wednesday: --- FIRST LOOK Dodgers star Zack Greinke makes his spring debut. He got an injection of a lubricating agent in his right elbow when camp opened. Greinke faces the Cubs. ANY DAY NOW The full-of-hope Chicago Cubs are the only team in the majors without a win this spring. At...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Dodgers prospects: 2018 Pitching Staff

This is the penultimate piece in my 2015 Dodgers prospects series. I look at how I think the 2018 pitching staff could shape up. There are a few Dodger pitching prospects who could crack the 2018 pitching staff, but if there is a big hole that can be filled with a big signing (specifically in the rotation), they’ll probably go that route. But having some young studs in the minors...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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