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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 (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

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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

Zack Greinke pitched well but took a loss Wednesday, holding the Tigers to three runs across seven innings.

He allowed seven hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out eight. It was a nice performance -- particularly after the first inning -- but Greinke was simply out-dueled by Max Scherzer. The right-hander will take an 11-5 record and 2.73 ERA into the All-Star break.
Jul 9 - 4:05 PM

Zack Greinke won his 11th game, holding the Rockies to two runs (one earned) over eight innings in Thursday's 3-2 victory.

Greinke allowed the Rockies to score the tying run in the bottom of the eighth on Justin Morneau's triple, but the Dodgers fought back immediately with a run in the top of the ninth to keep Greinke in line for the win. Overall, Greinke allowed nine hits, walked two, and struck out eight, lowering his ERA to 2.66 in the effort. He also has a 1.18 WHIP and a 119/22 K/BB ratio. Greinke will match up against the Tigers in Detroit in next week's start.
Jul 3 - 11:26 PM

Zack Greinke fired seven innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Dodgers' 9-1 rout of the Cardinals.

Greinke was staked to a 7-0 lead after two innings and went into cruise control, scattering four hits while striking out 10 batters. He did not issue a walk. It was a nice bounceback effort from the right-hander, who was knocked around for five runs and 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings Monday night in Kansas City. Greinke gets the Rockies at Coors Field on his next turn.
Jun 28 - 10:26 PM

Zack Greinke gave up five runs and 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Royals.

It's the second time this month that Greinke has given up 11 hits in a start. Still, it's not like he's getting shelled; even after this one, which rates as his worst start of the year, he has a 4.40 ERA in June. If this is the worst stretch he goes through this year, his owners will have no complaints.
Jun 24 - 12:19 AM

Zack Greinke fired six innings of one-run ball, striking out five, to beat the Rockies 4-2 on Tuesday.

He surrendered six hits and two walks. Greinke snapped his longest winless stretch since an eight-start futility streak between the Brewers and Angels in 2012. This one wasn't nearly as long, only three June starts in which he went 0-2 with a 4.26 ERA. Greinke, now 9-3 with a 2.57 ERA and 1.16 WHIP, has a homecoming of sorts next week when he takes on the Royals in Kansas City.
Jun 18 - 2:06 AM

Zack Greinke struggled in a losing effort against the Pirates on Sunday, allowing four runs on five hits over his six innings of work.

Greinke also issued two free passes while punching out seven in the contest. Pedro Alvarez was responsible for most of the damage against him, with a two-run single I the first inning and another RBI knock in the sixth. The poor outing snapped a streak of 22 consecutive starts in which Greinke hadn’t allowed more than two earned runs. He’ll look to get back on track when he takes on the Rockies in Colorado on Saturday.
Jun 1 - 11:33 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Miguel Rojas
3Darwin Barney
4Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Yasiel Puig
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
7Carlos Frias
8Paco Rodriguez
9Chris Withrow
10Onelki Garcia
11Pedro Baez