UCB Progressive Game Blog 2014 – Inning Three

Saturday marked the annual Progressive Game Blog collaboration by the United Cardinal Bloggers, where a host of the member site from the UCB come together to cover a game, frame by frame. Here at I70, we were assigned the third inning, so here is my take on the action, which found the Cardinals ahead 4-0 entering the inning, with pitcher Zack Greinke coming to the plate. For the...
Via i70baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards beat Dodgers, but Holliday hurt

Seated close to his teammate Clayton Kershaw and about to share a clubhouse with fellow National League All-Star Adam Wainwright, Dodgers righty Zack Greinke marveled last week in Minneapolis at the alchemy those two pitchers had and that he wanted. The aces had found a way to turn every one of their starts into something more valuable these days than gold — seven innings or more...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards score 4 in 1st, beat Dodgers and Greinke 4-2

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Adams homered in a four-run first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 Saturday to send All-Star Zack Greinke to losses in consecutive regular-season starts for the first time in nearly four years. Joe Kelly (2-1) gave up four hits, struck out four and walked one in his second outing since a three-month stint on the disabled list...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals 4, Dodgers 2: Greinke Struggles, Puig Hurt, Another Frustrating Loss

The Dodgers are starting the second half of the season in a continuously frustrating pattern. Again struggling with runners in scoring position (1-for-5 today), they dropped the second game against the Cardinals by a score of 4-2. The day did not start well for Dodger starter Zack Greinke, who is usually so dependable. He walked lead-off batter Matt Carpenter after getting ahead...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 19, 2005

Zack Greinke pitched a gem and the Royals’ offense backed him with a pair of two-run innings as Kansas City shut out the Indians 4-0 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland.Greinke tossed seven shutout innings, limiting the Indians to just four singles and a walk. He recorded four strikeouts as he picked up his third win of the season. After working around two one-out singles in the first...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Half Issue: Dan Haren Wants That Vesting Option

We all think the Dodgers are going to add another starting pitcher sometime before the trading deadline, but while the popular thought is David Price — the Dodgers being one of the few teams with the prospects to get him, the bankroll to afford him, and a playoff run to make it worthwhile — that’s potentially not the right direction. Another top ace would certainly be fun...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reviewing Jerry Dipoto’s trade deadline history

The trade deadline draws nigh and Angels fans are quite eager to see what it has in store for the Angels. Already trigger-happy GM Jerry Dipoto has pulled off two deals to improve the Angels’ chances at breaking their post-season drought, but it would seem that more might be in store. Rumors abound of the Angels making just one more minor deal or going full-blown Colletti and making...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB's most underpaid players

We all believe we do not get paid enough to do our job. That’s just human nature. We have gone over the most overpaid players in the MLB in a previous article. We now wanted to take a look at the other side of the fence. The guys who should be getting more commas in their paychecks. The league minimum in the Bigs is $500,000. I would be happy sitting on that kind of cash, however...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers at the All-Star Game: Puig Struggles, Pitchers Shine, Gordon Struts

Between all of the Derek Jeter hype, the purposefully bad pitches, the completely inexcusable lack of a tribute to Tony Gwynn, and the probably rigged MVP voting, there were some Dodgers in the All-Star Game tonight. Yasiel Puig, Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, and Dee Gordon – four of the players who will be most responsible for trying to push the team back into the playoffs ...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer outduels Greinke, Tigers top Dodgers 4-1

DETROIT (AP) -- Max Scherzer pitched seven impressive innings, outdueling Zack Greinke and helping the shorthanded Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday. Detroit was without sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, but the AL Central-leading Tigers scored two runs in the first inning against Greinke, and Scherzer (11-3) made the lead hold up. The All-Star...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers 4, Dodgers 1: Max Scherzer Is Still Really Good

Gross. That wasn’t as painful as last night, but it still wasn’t very much fun. Max Scherzer allowed a mere four hits — one, shockingly, being Miguel Rojas‘ first major league homer — and along with two walks, and Joba Chamberlain & Joe Nathan allowed zero hits and zero walks, and that was that. It’s not like the Dodgers never had chances, though. Yasiel Puig tripled...
Via Dodgers Digest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Tigers July 9, 2014: Doesn’t Get Much Better Than Greinke Vs Scherzer

Well, there’s some good news today: Miguel Cabrera gets the day off from the Detroit lineup. I’m pretty sure we’ve made this observation more than once over the last year or so, generally when Paul Maholm replaced Clayton Kershaw or with the various shortstops who have filled in for Hanley Ramirez, but it’s hard to think of a bigger downgrade. Cabrera is an obvious Hall...
Via Dodgers Digest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon awarded with All-Star selection

Dee Gordon – Photo Credit – Bridget Samuels   The Los Angeles Dodgers — leaders of the NL West,  are sending 4 players to the All-Star game in Minnesota. Three of those players were basically expected to be there,  in aces Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw,  and the player that everyone loves to hate — Yasiel Puig,  who is a budding superstar. The one Dodger that wasn’t...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Rotation Excellence Masks Depth Concerns

The Dodger starting rotation, if you haven’t noticed, has been excellent. By one measure, you could even argue that it has been the most productive rotation in baseball. It helps when you have a pitcher who is on track to be one of the all-time elites, of course, but there’s also two guys who would be an ace on other teams, and two veterans who have been surprisingly productive...
Via Dodgers Digest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Dodgers' starter pulls victory out of thin air against Rockies

The haves really rubbed it in on the have-nots this weekend. Josh Beckett’s five scoreless innings Sunday set up the Dodgers for an 8-2 win over the pitching-starved Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers took three out of four in the series with their starting pitchers in the three victories — Beckett and newly minted All-Stars Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw — allowing one earned...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke helped the Dodgers starting pitchers set a record yesterday

Fun from the Elias Sports Bureau: yesterday Zack Greinke walked two guys. That broke a record, as it was the 37th consecutive game n which a Dodgers starting pitcher allowed two walks or fewer. The previous record was held by the 2005 Twins. No, it’s not exactly one of those “I’ll always remember where I was when that record was set” records, but it’s pretty cool anyway.
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke goes 8 strong innings, Dodgers beat Rockies to take NL West lead

Zack Greinke challenged baseball’s hottest hitter. The right-hander won the battle with Troy Tulowitzki and the Dodgers went on to win the game. Greinke pitched eight solid innings, Juan Uribe hit the go-ahead single in the ninth inning and L.A. beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Thursday night. Uribe finished with three of the Dodgers’ six hits. The Dodgers moved into first place...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 3, Rockies 2: Missed You, Juan Uribe

Zack Greinke: still the best. I say that even though he ran into some trouble in the eighth inning, allowing Justin Morneau to triple in the tying run, because Greinke came into Coors and was really better than any pitcher at this stupid park had any business being. Over the first seven innings, only two Rockies even reached second, although one of those was a run-scoring double...
Via Dodgers Digest
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynn labors through two as Cards fall to Dodgers 9-1

LOS ANGELES -- Zack Greinke became the third NL pitcher to reach double digits in victories, and the Los Angeles Dodgers had four RBI doubles during a six-run second inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-1 on Saturday. Greinke (10-4) allowed a run and four hits over seven innings, struck out 10 and did not walk a batter as the Dodgers won for the 11th time in 15 games. The 2009...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 9, Cardinals 1: Zack Greinke’s Dominance Softens Blow of Best/Worst Inning

More important things happened later in the game, but this is how today’s rout of the Cardinals began: GIF Link The three defensive miscues shown resulted in the Dodgers pushing a run across in the bottom of the first inning. That run was fluky, but the Dodgers’ six runs in the second were not. Cardinal starter Lance Lynn appeared to be dealing with a blister, but he remained...
Via Dodgers Digest
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynn back to getting awkward swings on breaking pitches

A change in his delivery has led to some success for Lance Lynn. He hasn't had to make many adjustments against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lynn attempts to win a fifth straight matchup with the Dodgers as the St. Louis Cardinals seek their sixth victory in eight games Saturday night. Lynn (8-5, 2.90 ERA) has gone 2-1 with a 0.82 ERA in his last three starts. He had lost his previous...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke Roughed Up By Royals

Via Valley Bay News
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't boo Zack Greinke, Royals fans -- thank him for the pieces he brought to KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Boo Zack Greinke? After all he's done for you? There's Lorenzo Cain, tracking down another screaming liner in right field and making it look easy. There's Cain with another two-hit night, raising his average to .314. There's Alcides Escobar at short, keeping one of the best defensive infields in baseball water-tight. There's Escobar with another...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Cy Young winner bites the dust courtesy of the Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Guess all it takes is a Cy Young winner to show up and get the Royals' offense going again. For the third time in a week, the Royals knocked out a Cy Young winner, this time Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke, in a 5-3 win Monday night that snapped a four-game skid. Last week the Royals roughed up Detroit's Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer. The Royals...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals beat Dodgers 5-3 to end four-game skid

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the eighth inning, Jarrod Dyson drove in two runs off Zack Greinke and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Monday night to end a four-game losing streak. Guthrie (5-6) allowed two runs and seven hits while winning his third straight start. He was buoyed by an offense that had only scored eight runs total during...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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