Daily SP Rankings: Weekend, Aug 23-25

Steamer still doesn’t like Jon Lester, projecting him for a 3.48 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and just 6 IP per start the rest of the way. Matched up against the division leading Angels, Lester has fallen to about league average in our rankings. I’d put him 6th or 7th among Saturday’s starters. Also on Saturday, Jacob deGrom is back! Unfortunately he faces the Dodgers and will be opposed...
Via Baseball Professor
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Zack Greinke has start pushed back to rest elbow

The Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the San Diego Padres last night by the score of 4-1. Even with the loss, the Dodgers sit at 71-57, three games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the National League West. The Dodgers have been carried by a staff that is 5th in the Major Leagues in ERA. There is a bit of concern on the injury front, as pitcher Zack Greinke had his start pushed...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres @ Dodgers Aug. 20, 2014: Time To Panic, Probably

You know, we’ve been talking a lot about Zack Greinke‘s elbow lately, but there was still the possibility of burying your head in the sand and pretending it wasn’t a real thing. Padres Dodgers 7:10 p.m. PT Los Angeles, Ca. 3B Solarte 2B Barney CF Almonte CF Puig LF Smith 1B Gonzalez 2B Gyorko RF Kemp ...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Attention, Japan: Yasiel Puig Is Coming For You

In news that isn’t “oh god oh god oh god please let Zack Greinke‘s elbow be okay,” there’s this: Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols was among four players named Wednesday who will be participating in the 2014 Japan All-Star Series in November. Seattle Mariners infielder Robinson Cano, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones and rising Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Greinke (elbow) skips latest bullpen session

The Los Angeles Dodgers are concerned enough about some discomfort in Zack Greinke's elbow that they scratched his between-starts bullpen session heading into Thursday's outing. They are still hopeful Greinke will start Thursday, but it's a situation they're monitoring closely, particularly because they already have three starting pitchers on the 15-day disabled...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Zack Greinke could miss next start with elbow issue

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres on Tuesday by the score of 8-6. The win improved the Dodgers to 71-56, four and a half games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the National League West. Kevin Correia got the win despite allowing four earned runs and eight hits in five innings of work. There is some concerning news on the injury front, as right-handed pitcher...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Aug 21

Despite having 14 fewer pitching options, Thursday has just one fewer starter ranked 100 or better than Wednesday. Madison Bumgarner, Zack Greinke, and Corey Kluber headline the day’s probables in some very juicy matchups. David Price is there, too, but he doesn’t rate quite as high as those three in his return to Tampa. Dallas Keuchel is getting penalized a little for the ballpark...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke’s elbow a “creeping concern” for Dodgers as his command deteriorates

The Dodgers are concerned about Zack Greinke’s elbow. Panic yet? I’m getting there. In an article about Ned Colletti‘s history of waiver wire pickups, Ken Gurnick seemingly buried the lede by including info regarding the potential for a Greinke elbow issue to prop up in terms of it relating to the current rotation problems. Nonetheless, already this month Colletti has shored...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers stand tall against Dodgers ace

Despite having to face either Zack Greinke or Clayton Kershaw four times in the last week, the Milwaukee Brewers have found a way to win a pair of series from the National League-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. Ryan Braun and Carlos Gomez hit home runs, while Yovani Gallardo outpitched the National League Cy Young favorite to lead Milwaukee to a 3-2 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers @ Dodgers August 15, 2014: Milwaukee Playoff Preview?

The Brewers, again? Last week’s trip to Milwaukee was something of a speed bump on what’s otherwise been a pretty productive August for the Dodgers; only four teams have more wins this month. Of course, one is the Padres. Baseball never ceases to amaze. Brewers Dodgers 7:10 p.m. PT Los Angeles, Ca. CF Gomez 2B Gordon C Lucroy CF ...
Via Dodgers Digest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings – Taking the Grein-keys to the Studio

Who misses Making the Band? I know I do. For the uninitiated and unhip (not really) of the early-aughts, it was a reality show about Puffy (or Diddy … or whatever he went by back then) and his never-ending quest to form the world’s greatest rap group. It was an epic failure on the music front, but damn, it was good TV. It also spawned one of the greatest Chappelle’s Show skits...
Via Razzball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Davis has elite power, is working to improve average

MILWAUKEE -- Not many players in baseball have good offensive numbers against Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, but Gerardo Parra carries a career batting average above .300 against both star pitchers. Yet Parra, acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers at the non-waiver trade deadline, wasn't in the lineup against either Greinke or Kershaw this past weekend. "Khris Davis is our...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Braves respond versus Nats, more tests await

Mired in an eight-game losing streak and down in the National League East, the Braves responded by taking two of three from the division-leading Nationals, punctuated by Alex Wood's gem in Sunday's finale. But it gets no easier for Atlanta going forward. In the latest Chopcast, writers Knox Bardeen, Jay Clemons and Cory McCartney discuss the National series, plus look ahead...
Via Fox Sports South
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers 4, Dodgers 1: Forgettable

I’ll be honest, none of our writers were able to actually watch this game live. Maybe that’s for the best, as the Dodgers dropped their second consecutive game to the Brewers, this time by a score of 4-1. Zack Greinke (apparently) struggled, giving up home runs to Khris Davis and Carlos Gomez. I say apparently, but he did strike out six and walk one, so his start wasn’t completely bad...
Via Dodgers Digest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Manager Mike Scioscia retains faith in C.J. Wilson

The Angels scored five runs off Zack Greinke, the Dodgers' No. 2 starter, on Monday and three runs off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday, but they had no answer for the riddle that has become Hyun-Jin Ryu on Thursday night. Ryu gave up two hits in seven shutout innings, striking out four and walking one, in a 7-0 victory before a sellout crowd of 44,561 in Angel Stadium...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Angels August 7, 2014: Win That World Series Preview

Zack Greinke didn’t pitch particularly well against the Angels. Clayton Kershaw, by his lofty standards, didn’t either. Dan Haren did. Baseball is weird, and it hates you. Dodgers Angels 7:05 p.m. PT Anaheim, Ca. 2B Turner SS Aybar CF Puig CF Trout 1B Gonzalez DH Pujols DH Ramirez LF Hamilton RF Kemp...
Via Dodgers Digest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #113: Almost perfect – Dodgers 2, Angels 1

I blame myself. In the series preview, I focused solely on Zack Greinke being the former Angel hurler that was certain to haunt the Halos in this series and went out of my way to deride Dan Haren. Welp. That didn’t work out. The Angels beat Greinke only to have Dan Haren completely shut them down. That wasn’t supposed to happen. Even Vin Scully kept repeating on the Dodgers broadcast...
Via Monkey with a Halo
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Greinke Bobblehead’s Eyes Will Give You Nightmares

The Dodgers will be giving away Zack Greinke bobbleheads on August 20th to nearly every lucky fan in attendance. However, judging on the eyeballs of Greinke, you may want to shield the children from this one. Take a look at the very creepy eyes on the bobblehead that more resemble a terrifying and possessed children’s toy from a cheap 1970′s movie than the Dodgers pitcher: ...
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Comparing Zack Greinke’s Deal with CBS’ Big Bang Theory Sitcom

News broke this week that the Big Bang Theory head triumvirate Jim Parsons (Sheldon), Kaley Cuoco (Penny), and Johnny Galecki (Leonard) reworked their salaries to pay them $1 Million per episode, or roughly what Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke makes per start. The Big Bang Theory stars also negotiated their way to a 1.25% of the show’s ownership, which spells...
Via Off The Bench
15 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Angels won (8/4): Richards solid, gets early run support

How the Angels won: The Angels pounced on Zack Greinke early, plating two earned runs before the Dodgers' right-hander could even get an out. The first three hitters each hit Greinke with Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each doubling. It was a disastrous inning for the Dodgers with Hanley Ramirez making his first of two errors, this one more costly, and the Angels came away with...
Via Fox Sports West
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Angels vs. Dodgers vs. Freeway Series

A World Series preview, perhaps? That is a question that will be asked roughly a million times this week and I don’t think I’m being hyperbolic. This is one of the few times since interleague play began that both the Dodgers and Angels are legitimate contenders. Does that really matter though? I mean, do we really care if there is a Freeway World Series? There is no real rivalry...
Via Monkey with a Halo
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels-Dodgers Preview

Zack Greinke is dominant at Chavez Ravine, but that wasn't the case in his only meeting there against the Los Angeles Angels.
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential Pitcher Duels: Aug. 4–10

Every week in Major League Baseball there are a handful of excellent pitching matchups for fans to keep an eye on. These are just some of the games to keep an eye on in the week to come: Garrett Richards (R-LAA) vs. Zack Greinke (R-LAD) Monday, 10:10 ET Richards came absolutely out of the blue for the Angels this year, bringing the heat for a team that has surprisingly remained...
Via The Sports Post
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves @ Dodgers July 30, 2014: Something Of A Stable Lineup

Braves Dodgers 7:10pm PT Los Angeles, CA CF B.Upton 2B Gordon 2B La Stella CF Puig 1B Freeman SS Gonzalez LF J.Upton 1B Ramirez C Gattis RF Kemp 3B Johnson LF Van Slyke RF Doumit 3B Uribe RF Schafer C Ellis P Wood (L) P Greinke (R) Another day, another lineup...
Via Dodgers Digest
23 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Dodgers Looking for Relief Help

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly backed off their pursuit of a starting pitcher and are looking for relief help instead. Of course, there’s a good reason to take any statements about a team’s plans with a grain of salt at this time of year. However, the Dodgers would benefit more from adding a good reliever or two than from adding a big name in their rotation. As things...
Via Baseball News Source
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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