Dodgers 8, Cubs 4: Greinke Labors, Cubs Bullpen Labors More

The Dodgers won tonight, but the path was certainly rocky. Before tonight’s game, Mike posted a thread called “Finally a real pitcher.” After Carlos Frias turned in one of the worst starts in major league history, and not great starts by Roberto Hernandez and Dan Haren before that, the promise of a Zack Greinke start felt like an oasis in a desert of mediocrity. Unfortunately...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Cubs Sept. 18, 2014: Finally, A Real Pitcher

Dodgers Cubs 5:10 p.m. Chicago, Il. 2B Gordon LF Coghlan CF Puig SS Baez 1B Gonzalez 3B Valbuena RF Kemp RF Soler SS Ramirez CF Kalish LF Van Slyke 1B Olt 3B Uribe 2B Watkins C Ellis C Baker P Greinke (R) P Wada (L) This Cubs team, man. They’re going to...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke’s Turned Into an Actual Hitter

There was a time last season that Zack Greinke was batting over .400. At that time, no other pitcher in baseball was batting over .300. So people had some fun with that, because it’s fun when a pitcher is helping himself. It pretty much never lasts. Greinke didn’t keep batting over .400. This year he’s […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers-Cubs Preview

If Zack Greinke can improve upon two previous starts at Wrigley Field, the Los Angeles Dodgers have a chance to rebound from a rough series on their final trip of the season. Greinke can end his road struggles against the Chicago Cubs by winning a third straight start while helping the Dodgers avoid matching a season high with their third consecutive defeat Thursday night. Los Angeles...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Greinke wins 15th, homers as Dodgers crush Giants 17-0

  Zack Greinke pitched six scoreless innings and hit his fourth career home run, and the Los Angeles Dodgers romped past the San Francisco Giants 17-0 on Saturday night to build on their lead in the NL West. One day after being held to three hits in a 9-0 loss, the Dodgers doubled that output in the first inning against Giants starter Tim Hudson then coasted behind Greinke's...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Greinke pitches, hits Dodgers past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Zack Greinke pitched six scoreless innings and hit his fourth career home run, and the Los Angeles Dodgers romped past the San Francisco Giants 17-0 on Saturday night to build on their lead in the NL West. One day after being held to three hits in a 9-0 loss, the Dodgers doubled that output in the first inning against Giants starter Tim Hudson then coasted behind...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Set New Away Team-Run Record as Giants Lose 17-0

Zack Greinke homered, the Los Angeles Dodgers scored an opponent-high 17 runs at AT&T Park, and the memories of Orange Friday were replaced with a steamrolling, as the San Francisco Giants fell 17-0 to the Dodgers on Saturday night. It began with a same score, different ­team on Saturday night, as the Dodgers jumped to a quick 4-0 lead in the first inning. The rally began with...
Via BaySportsNet
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Giants Sept. 13, 2014: This Is A Big Game

You know me, and you know I never like to put undue importance on any one game. It’s a long season. It serves no purpose to get overly emotional about .006 of a season, which is all one game really is. Dodgers Giants 6:05 p.m. San Francisco, Ca. 2B Gordon CF Pagan RF Puig 2B Panik 1B Gonzalez C Posey RF Kemp 3B...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants clicking at just the right time

Much as he did on his team's last trip to San Francisco in late July, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly tweaked his rotation so he would have his top three starters lined up for this weekend's crucial series against the Giants. It made sense. Not only do Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu represent the winningest trio in the majors with 46 victories,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers and Giants Meet to Address Crunch Time

The cliche from virtually all baseball sports media this week is a variation on the following: This is is the way it should be– the Giants and Dodgers going head-to-head in mid-September with the National League West Division title on the line. What could be better? But each season is its own story, and this 2014 NL West “showdown” is only happening because, a) the Dodgers...
Via The Giants Cove
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 7, D’Backs 2: Bats Bring The Bubbles, Dodgers Sweep Diamondbacaks

Through five and one third innings, the Dodgers had not managed a hit against Trevor Cahill. They had their share of baserunners (Andre Ethier reached on an error, Hanley Ramirez and Justin Turner both walked and stole second), but that was it. The Dodgers have generally been good against Cahill this season, and he’s had a rough year. Seeing the offense flounder a bit was frustrating...
Via Dodgers Digest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Backs @ Dodgers Sept. 7, 2014: So Long Forever, D’Backs

Yasiel Puig is hitting seventh. Sound the alarms! D’Backs Dodgers 1:10 p.m. Los Angeles, Ca. CF Inciarte 2B Gordon 2B Owings SS Ramirez 1B Trumbo 1B Gonzalez C Montero RF Kemp RF Ross LF Ethier 3B Lamb 3B Turner LF Marte CF Puig SS Gregorius C Butera P Cahill ...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke: Stupid people are better at baseball

Zack Greinke is one of the most talented starting pitchers in all of baseball, but he can be his own worst enemy. Greinke thinks too much at times, and it doesn’t help that he has a social anxiety disorder. The 30-year-old righthander says that he has been trying to learn to keep it simple. Greinke, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres 2, Dodgers 1: Walked Off In Extras, Again

We’ll get to the frustrating parts of tonight’s 2-1 extra innings losses in a minute, but first, the positive. Zack Greinke struggled mightily with his control two starts ago. Afterwards, it was revealed that his elbow was “tender.” His next start, pushed back by a few days, wasn’t easy either, though that time he was more hitable than anything else. Greinke is extremely...
Via Dodgers Digest
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Padres Aug. 30, 2014: Zack Greinke primed for big night

After last night’s frustrating loss to the Padres (hey, at least Andrew Cashner was the pitcher), the Dodgers look to bounce back behind Zack Greinke and his elbow that we all pray holds up for another two months. Dodgers Padres 5:40 p.m. PT San Diego 2B Gordon 3B Solarte SS Ramirez CF Almonte 1B Gonzalez LF Smith ...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 7, Mets 4: Adrian Gonzalez, Have a Night

Before tonight’s 7-4 victory against the Mets, the big story was Zack Greinke‘s health. After tonight’s victory, though, the big story was Adrian Gonzalez‘ incredible performance. In the fourth inning, after the Dodgers were down 3-0, Gonzalez went to the plate after Carl Crawford walked and stole second. Gonzalez singled Crawford home to cut the lead, then scored a run...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets @ Dodgers Aug. 22, 2014: Ethier Lives, Greinke Maybe Lives, Beckett Doesn’t Live

Mets Dodgers 6:10 p.m. Los Angeles, Ca. RF Granderson 2B Gordon 2B Murphy LF Crawford 3B Wright 1B Gonzalez 1B Duda RF Kemp C d’Arnaud CF Ethier CF Lagares SS Arruebarrena LF den Dekker C Butera SS Flores 3B Rojas P deGrom (R) P Greinke (R) Game threads are...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Jacob deGrom vs. Zack Greinke (8/23/14)

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August 23, 2014  |  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
August 21, 2014  |  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
August 20, 2014  |  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
August 20, 2014  |  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
August 20, 2014  |  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
August 20, 2014  |  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
August 19, 2014  |  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
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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