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Zack Greinke | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 192
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Zack Greinke lasted only five innings, allowing four runs, in a no-decision against the Cubs on Thursday.
Greinke wasn't particularly efficient, needing 112 pitches to get through his five frames. He scattered nine hits with one walk and five strikeouts. All told, though, Greinke has had another marvelous season, sporting a 2.76 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a 196/42 K/BB ratio. He'll look to grab his 16th win of the season when he faces the Giants at home on Tuesday. Sep 19 - 12:08 AM

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Zack Greinke pitched four-hit ball for six innings and homered Saturday as the Dodgers crushed the Giants 17-0.

Well, this is quite the response to Friday's 9-0 loss. Greinke also doubled and walked in addition to homering off Mike Kickham. He was lifted after 84 pitches, which the Dodgers probably preferred anyway; they've been trying to go easier on him since last month's mild elbow issue.
Sep 14 - 12:46 AM

Zack Greinke held the Diamondbacks to two runs over six innings in Sunday's win.

Greinke gave up six hits and walked three, but he limited the damage enough for the win. It moved him to 14-8 with a 2.73 ERA on the year. Greinke will look for his 15th win -- a mark that would give him at least 15 wins in each of the past four seasons -- Saturday at the Giants.
Sep 7 - 8:33 PM

Zack Greinke's start this weekend has been pushed back from Saturday to Sunday.

No reason was given for the switch, but Greinke did have elbow concerns last month. Hyun-Jin Ryu has been moved up a day to Saturday.
Sep 5 - 5:22 PM

Zack Greinke hurled eight innings of one-run ball Saturday in a no-decision against the Padres.

Greinke pitched well enough to deserve a win, striking out eight batters and yielding only four hits over his eight frames, but the Padres won the game in the bottom of the 10th inning. Greinke seems to be over the elbow tenderness that bothered him for much of August. He'll carry a strong 2.72 ERA and 1.17 WHIP into his next start at home versus the Diamondbacks.
Aug 31 - 12:07 AM

Zack Greinke allowed four runs -- three earned -- in seven innings Saturday but the Dodgers beat the Mets.

Greinke has been dealing with tenderness in his right elbow for the past few weeks and he did not look fully healthy in this one, yielding nine hits in all -- including two home runs. The Dodgers may try to find the 30-year-old right-hander some more rest before the postseason. He still has a strong 2.79 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the year.
Aug 24 - 12:15 AM

Zack Greinke (elbow) had his scheduled start on Thursday pushed back to Saturday.

Greinke has been dealing with some elbow tenderness in recent weeks -- he underwent an MRI on the elbow two weeks ago, but nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has downplayed the seriousness of the ailment, and it's promising that he will at least make another start shortly after the originally scheduled one. Clayton Kershaw will move up in the rotation to start Thursday in Greinke's place.
Aug 20 - 7:15 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Zack Greinke (elbow) is a "possibility" to make his next scheduled start on Thursday.

Mattingly downplayed Greinke's sore elbow earlier in the day, but he was more reserved with his comments after Tuesday's game. The right-hander skipped his normal between-starts bullpen session due to a sore pitching elbow. Mattingly said more information on Greinke's status will be available Wednesday.
Aug 20 - 1:49 AM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly revealed Tuesday that Zack Greinke has been nursing a sore right elbow recently.

However, Mattingly said the soreness hasn't affected Greinke's throwing program and the skipper considers it standard for pitchers over a long season. While the elbow issue doesn't appear to be a concern at this point, it's certainly something worth filing away.
Aug 19 - 7:33 PM

Zack Greinke was lifted after throwing five scoreless innings Friday against the Brewers.

Greinke was at 99 pitches through five, so the Dodgers didn't think it was worth risking another inning. They also had the opportunity to pinch-hit for Greinke leading off the bottom of the fifth, though given that they used Darwin Barney, we're not sure that was an upgrade (Barney ended up getting hit by a pitch and coming around to score, so it worked!).
Aug 16 - 1:51 AM

Zack Greinke coughed up four earned runs in six innings Saturday as the Dodgers fell to the Brewers.

It was the second straight shaky outing from Greinke, who gave up five runs Monday in a loss to the Angels. Milwaukee got to him for eight hits on Saturday night at Miller Park -- two of which were homers. Greinke will look to get back on track next week in Atlanta.
Aug 9 - 9:57 PM

Zack Greinke surrendered five runs -- three earned -- over seven innings Monday in a loss to the Angels.

Greinke allowed six hits, whiffed five and walked one against his former employer -- he spent part of 2012 with the Angels. Not the best evening for a pitcher who came into tonight 14-3 with a 2.27 ERA in 23 outings at Chavez Ravine since joining the Dodgers. Even so, the right-hander is amongst the NL leaders in wins (12), ERA (2.71) and strikeouts (158). Greinke toes the rubber in Milwaukee on Saturday.
Aug 5 - 1:06 AM

Zack Greinke allowed only one run over eight innings and struck out 13 in a no-decision opposite the Braves on Wednesday.

He allowed five hits and walked one. Greinke has struck out 10-plus in consecutive outings, and now has five 10-strikeout games in 2014. After punching out 148 batters in 177 2/3 innings last year, Greinke has struck out 153 across 139 1/3 frames thus far. Greinke, who hosts the crosstown Angels on Monday, is 12-6 with a 2.65 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. He'd be in the Cy Young conversation if he pitched in the American League, not so in Clayton Kershaw and Adam Wainwright's sprawling shadows.
Jul 31 - 1:43 AM

Zack Greinke shut out the Giants for seven innings and struck out 10 in a win Friday.

It was Greinke's fourth 10-strikeout game of the season. He's up to 140 strikeouts in 131 1/3 innings this year after finishing with 148 in 177 2/3 innings last year.
Jul 26 - 1:56 AM

Zack Greinke surrendered four earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Greinke gave up all four runs before recording an out in the bottom of the first inning. He settled in somewhat after that but did issue a season-high five walks. Greinke will look to get back on track next week at San Francisco. He still has a stellar 2.90 ERA.
Jul 19 - 7:11 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Darwin Barney
3Miguel Rojas
4Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Yasiel Puig
2Joc Pederson
3Roger Bernadina
RF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Roberto Hernandez
6Kevin Correia
7Josh Beckett
8Paul Maholm
9Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Onelki Garcia
12Scott Elbert
13Chris Withrow
14Daniel Coulombe