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Dodgers' Puig, Greinke involved in altercations according to new book

The mercurial Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig has oftentimes been a lightning rod for criticism. While things such as his tardiness and disdain towards his showmanship have previously been made public, revelations in Molly Knight’s new book, The Best Team Money Can Buy, shed light on new indiscretions. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports writes about a couple of incidents with pitcher...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke is Pitching Like an Ace in a Contract Year

Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Zack Greinke (#21) discusses pitch strategy with Catcher Yasmani Grandal (#9) during Sunday’s win at Marlins Park in Miami. (Mandatory Credit: J Pat Carter/Associated Press) When Zack Greinke hit baseball’s free-agent market in the Winter of 2012, the Dodgers seemed like an unlikely destination for the talented-but-inconsistent right-hander. Greinke...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 124 – Greinke, Turner, prospects, July 2

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodgers Nation) and I are back after missing last week due to Father’s Day. Thanks, Dad. Contrary to popular belief, the Dodgers are in fact in first place and the world has not ended. It’s hard to believe, but it’s a fact. Zack Greinke is pitching really well, like he wants a big payday this winter. Here’s hoping the...
Via Dodgers Digest
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Zach Greinke Pitches Los Angeles Dodgers to Victory

MIAMI, FL – JUNE 28: Zack Greinke #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the first inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 28, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) It was yet another start where Zach Greinke didn’t get much run support but, it was enough for him to pitch the Dodgers to a 2-0 win over the Miami Marlins...
Via The Sports Journal
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Greinke not comparing his stellar season to Kershaw's 2014

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke had another scoreless outing on Sunday -- his third straight. This time, the Dodgers scored for him which allowed him to pick up his first win in 10 starts.No matter how good Greinke has been, it seems as though he will always be compared to teammate Clayton Kershaw.Greinke leads the majors this season in ERA (1.58) -- a few ticks better than Kershaw’s...
Via Fox Sports
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Zack Greinke pitches into 8th inning as Dodgers blank Marlins

  Zack Greinke pitched 7-2/3 innings Sunday for his first victory since May 5, and the Los Angeles Dodgers took the rubber game of their series against the Miami Marlins, winning 2-0. Greinke (6-2) allowed four hits and held the opposition without a run for his third start in a row, extending his scoreless streak to 20-2/3 innings. In the previous two games, he departed with the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Greinke pitches into 8th inning, Dodgers blank Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Zack Greinke pitched 7 2-3 innings Sunday for his first victory since May 5, and the Los Angeles Dodgers took the rubber game of their series against the Miami Marlins, winning 2-0. Greinke (6-2) allowed four hits and held the opposition without a run for his third start in a row, extending his scoreless streak to 20 2-3 innings. In the previous two games, he departed...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins blanked by Zack Greinke, Dodgers in homestand finale

MIAMI (AP) -- Zack Greinke pitched 7 2-3 innings Sunday for his first victory since May 5, and the Los Angeles Dodgers took the rubber game of their series against the Miami Marlins, winning 2-0. Greinke (6-2) allowed four hits and held the opposition without a run for his third start in a row, extending his scoreless streak to 20 2-3 innings. In the previous two games, he departed...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 2, Marlins 0: Greinke Dominant, Offense Doesn’t Ruin It

Finally, the Dodgers didn’t waste yet another brilliant Zack Greinke start and they won by a score of 2-0, escaping Miami with a series win. Greinke was just his usual dominant self today, going 7-2/3 scoreless innings, striking out six batters and walking one. After today’s outing, his ERA is down to 1.58. That isn’t quite backed up by a 2.85 FIP and 3.27 xFIP, and his BABIP...
Via Dodgers Digest
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Dodgers @ Marlins June 28, 2015: Yasiel Puig, Cleanup Hitter

I don’t know who Marlins starter Jose Urena is and neither do you, so let’s start with that. Dodgers Marlins 10:10 a.m. Miami, Fla. CF Pederson 2B Gordon 2B Kendrick LF Yelich 1B Gonzalez SS Hechavarria RF Puig CF Ozuna C Grandal 3B Dietrich LF Ethier...
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MLB’s hottest free agent pitchers this offseason

The MLB season is only just reaching the midway point, but people are already starting to buzz about the upcoming offseason. With tons of valuable players becoming free agents, and plenty of teams looking for trades, it will likely be an offseason to remember. As always, the need for pitching seems to be a key for teams, and this year sees plenty of talented pitchers reaching the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers manage series split despite losing Kershaw, Greinke games

It happens but once a year. Since 2013, the Orange County Register points out that the Dodgers have lost back-to-back games pitched by Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke only once each season: September 7-8, 2013, August 15-16, 2014, and now June 22-23, 2015. Reliever J.P. Howell admitted that things didn’t look so good after those two losses. Per the Register:“It’s bad any time...
Via Fox Sports
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Zack Greinke tells teammates to wash hands after using bathroom

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke once used a team meeting as an opportunity to call out his teammates for not washing their hands after doing No. 2.   INCOMING! Virginia won the College World Series Wednesday night. As you can see, the celebration featured a top-notch dive. Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka would be proud of that effort. SO NASTY Blake Griffin had quit an Uber experience...
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Zack Greinke Called Out Teammates For Not Washing Hands After ‘Doing No. 2′

Everybody poops, but not everybody washes their hands, and Zack Greinke has a problem with that. The Los Angeles Dodgers is an interesting guy, to say the least, and it’s likely he’ll be a big piece of an upcoming book about the Dodgers. Molly Knight’s book, “The Best Team Money Can Buy,” goes on sale July 14, and advanced copies are being sent...
Via NESN.com
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Zack Greinke noted that many LA Dodgers poop and don't wash afterwards

Molly Knight’s new book about the Dodgers “The Best Team Money Can Buy,” (can debate that at a later date) includes an anecdote about Zack Greinke speaking up at a team meeting.About their bathroom habits.It has to do with a team meeting held as the Dodgers stumbled just prior to clinching the NL West in 2013. Don Mattingly called the meeting and told his charges to loosen...
Via Bob's Blitz
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Los Angeles Dodgers: The Curious Case of Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke has 2 losses and 7 no-decisions in his last 9 starts while posting a 1.79 ERA. Through Tuesday night’s game in Chicago against the Cubs in which he threw up 6 zeros on the board, Zack Greinke boasts an MLB-best 1.70 ERA this season. But he again left the ballpark without his sixth win of the year in his ninth attempt to do so. He had won five games through...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Zack Greinke fails to win again despite scoreless outing

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke pitched six scoreless innings on Tuesday in Chicago, and the Dodgers failed to pick up a win for him. After starting the season 5-0, Greinke has now gone nine straight starts without a win despite a 1.79 ERA over that stretch. The right-hander has now allowed one run or fewer in seven of his past nine starts. Greinke didn’t seem frustrated though in...
Via Fox Sports
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Fan makes great catch over tarp while holding baby

CHICAGO (AP) A man holding a baby made a great barehanded catch over the glove of Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on Tuesday night, prompting a replay review. With two out and none on in the second inning at Wrigley Field, Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel fouled off a pitch from Zack Greinke. Gonzalez chased the popup and reached over the rolled-up tarp while trying to make...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Cubs: Greinke vs. Hammel (Game 69 Thread)

LAD (37-32): RHP Zack Greinke (5-2, 1.81) CHC (38-30): RHP Jason Hammel (5-2, 2.89) First pitch: 7.05pmCT Puig rf Pederson* cf Kendrick 2b Gonzalez* 1b Grandal# c Ethier* lf Callaspo# 3b Rollins# ss Greinke p   Coghlan* lf Rizzo* 1b Bryant 3b Montero* c Castro ss Baxter* rf Szczur cf Hammel p Russell 2b Tags:  Cubs 2015 Game Thread
Via Cub Reporter
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: June 23, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Below we’ve got a discussion of the starting pitching situation as well as the best teams to use for stacks for Tuesday’s 15-game slate on DraftKings. We’ve also got projections derived from Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, and we have rankings of the top plays at each position. Forecast There maybe some chances for rain in the Bronx and...
Via The Fantasy Fix
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: DFS/Streamer SP for Tuesday

Below you’ll find DFS and streamer rankings. I classified the pitchers by category and they’re ranked from best to worst in each category. I didn’t write about all the pitchers, but I chose the best options available. You’ll find the pitcher’s name, the DraftKings salary and where the game is being played. The rankings are slanted toward a GPP, but the write-ups (hopefully...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers win in interesting fashion

Tonight’s game between the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Dodgers ended in a 1-0 walk-off win for the Dodgers. This time though, it wasn’t exactly your traditional walk-off. In the bottom of the ninth inning of a scoreless game with two outs, Jimmy Rollins at the plate, a man on third… And the pitcher balked. Keone Kela, rookie pitcher for the Rangers, seemed to have been...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Zack Greinke still winless in last eight starts

After tossing seven scoreless innings but earning a no-decision against the Texas Rangers on Thursday night, Los Angeles Dodgers‘ starting pitcher Zack Greinke has now gone eight consecutive starts without earning a win. Greinke started the season 5-0 in his first six starts but has remained winless ever since. Take yourself back to May 5. That was the last time Greinke won a...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Thinking Big To Help The Toronto Blue Jays

Grantland’s Jonah Keri wrote today of the Toronto Blue Jays’ season and of them being just two games above .500 despite the league’s best offense, “thank a terrible pitching staff, consisting of a phalanx of mediocre veterans and a bunch of kids who’ve been occasionally good and often terrible.” While that is a pretty honest and accurate description, they have had 19...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Jun 18

We have a tie atop Thursday’s rankings with Zack Greinke and Danny Salazar both checking in at 128.5. Overall there are 16 starters that rate average or better, so it’s a mostly average day. One of those above average starters is Justin Verlander, who will travel to Cincinnati to take on the Reds. We have very little data to go with when evaluating Verlander, but I’m preaching...
Via Baseball Professor
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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