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Zack Greinke | Starting Pitcher | #21

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (6) / KC
Contract: view contract details
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Zack Greinke was forced to leave Tuesday's start against the Phillies due to tightness in his left oblique.
Oblique injuries can be tricky and tend to linger, so it's hard to speculate how much time, if any, Greinke could miss. It's likely that the team could play it safe and skip a start or two heading into the All-Star break. Jun 28 - 11:15 PM

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Zack Greinke was pulled from Tuesday's start against the Phillies after just two innings due to an apparent back injury.

Greinke felt something and grabbed for his back after throwing a warmup pitch before the third inning, and that was enough for the D'Backs coaching staff to lift him from the game. He allowed one run on four hits while striking out two before departing. Expect an update from the club shortly.
Jun 28 - 10:38 PM

Zack Greinke was serviceable in Thursday's no-decision against the Rockies, allowing three runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Greinke struck out four and walked two in what was a relatively uneventful outing. He surrendered an RBI double to Nolan Arenado and an RBI single to Trevor Story in the first inning, then coughed up a solo homer to Mark Reynolds in the second before settling down to toss goose eggs over his next 3 2/3 innings. Up next on the docket, Greinke will carry a 3.61 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 89/21 K/BB ratio (107 1/3 frames) into a home start against the Phillies.
Jun 24 - 12:31 AM

Zack Greinke delivered eight innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Diamondbacks' 4-1 victory over the Phillies.

Greinke gave up a solo shot to Odubel Herrera in the bottom of the first inning, but he was otherwise brilliant. Arizona managed only three hits and one walk against him, and he struck out six. The ace right-hander has been on a roll since late April and now boasts a 10-3 record, 3.54 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 85/19 K/BB ratio in 101 2/3 total innings for the year. He gets the Rockies at Coors Field next.
Jun 18 - 5:55 PM

Zack Greinke turned in a strong performance in Monday's win over the Dodgers, surrendering two runs on seven hits over seven innings.

Greinke struck out six and walked two on the evening. Justin Turner burned him for an RBI double in the first inning and Corey Seager crushed a solo home run in the fifth, but otherwise, it was smooth sailing for the Diamondbacks' big-money offseason acquisition. After a slow start to the season, he has been stupendous of late, with just seven total runs allowed in his last five starts (37 innings). At the end of April, Greinke's ERA stood at a robust 5.50 ERA. After Monday's nice turn in the rotation, it now sits at 3.75. The buy-low window looks like it might have closed. A Sunday afternoon road showdown with the Phillies awaits him next time out as he looks to continue his recent hot streak.
Jun 14 - 1:07 AM

Zack Greinke was marvelous in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Rays, spinning a three-hit complete game shutout.

That makes back-to-back brilliant starts for Greinke, who fired seven scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts against the Astros in his last outing. He was unable to find that same sort of strikeout groove against the Rays on Tuesday, fanning only two. No matter. Greinke has a 2.57 ERA since April 25 and a 73/16 K/BB ratio in 86 2/3 total innings this season, with an intriguing matchup coming next Monday against the Dodgers. It seems like only weeks ago that people were talking about him having a bad year.
Jun 8 - 12:03 AM

Zack Greinke allowed four hits and struck out 11 over seven innings as the Diamondbacks shut out the Astros 3-0 on Thursday.

Greinke held the opponent scoreless in 11 of his 32 starts for the Dodgers this year. This marks the first time it's happened in 12 starts as a member of the Diamondbacks. Still, he has been building up to this; he had a 3.60 ERA in his previous six starts and he's now won four in a row.
Jun 2 - 5:15 PM

Zack Greinke was responsible for four runs in six innings of work in Saturday’s win over the Padres.

Greinke saw his quality start spoiled by a three-run sixth, an inning that featured three doubles and a walk. It marked his fifth start in which he allowed four or more runs. The right-hander had only two of such outings in all of 2015. He now owns a 4.71 ERA with 60 strikeouts in 70 2/3 innings this year and will next face the Astros in an interleague match-up.
May 29 - 1:34 AM

Zack Greinke held the Cardinals to one run over eight innings Sunday in the Diamondbacks' 7-2 victory.

That's the second good start in a row for Greinke, whose ERA is finally under 5.00. He gave up only five hits and one walk while striking out seven. The one run against him came on a Brandon Moss solo shot in the bottom of the fourth. Greinke, signed to a $206.5 million free agent contract this winter, will try to stay hot in his next turn at home against the Padres.
May 22 - 5:14 PM

Zack Greinke tossed one of his better starts of the 2016 season in Tuesday's win over the Yankees, allowing three runs on five hits over seven-plus innings.

Greinke struck out seven without walking a batter. He limited the Yankees to just one run through seven innings, but would cave by degrees when he trotted back out for the eighth. In that frame, the veteran right-hander yielded back-to-back singles to Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks to lead off. He was subsequently lifted from the game. Both runners would come around to score on his line. For the season, Greinke holds a 5.08 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 51/12 K/BB ratio over 56 2/3 innings. Disappointing numbers, to be sure, but Tuesday's start was a step in the right direction. He will look to continue stepping that way in a road start against the Cardinals next time he takes the mound.
May 18 - 12:53 AM

Zack Greinke wasn't quite on his game in Thursday's loss to the Giants, yielding four runs on eight hits over six innings.

Greinke walked three and struck out four on the evening. He coughed up two runs in the fourth and another two in the fifth, with that latter pair coming home courtesy of a two-run homer by Joe Panik. His season has been something of an adventure to this point, with four starts of two or fewer runs allowed and another four starts with four or more runs allowed. All this makes for a disappointing 5.26 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 44/12 K/BB ratio across 49 2/3 innings. A home start against the Yankees shows next on his schedule.
May 13 - 12:56 AM

Zack Greinke yielded two runs in six innings Friday in a 7-2 win over the Braves.

Both runs scored in the sixth inning. Greinke gave up seven hits and one walk while striking out eight batters. The big money right-hander still has a 5.15 ERA on the year, but he has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four out of his last five starts and owns a 40/9 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 innings. As opposed to Shelby Miller, there’s every reason to believe Greinke will be fine.
May 6 - 11:20 PM

Zack Greinke threw seven strong innings against the Rockies on Saturday night, striking out eight and surrendering just two runs in a no-decision.

Greinke has had a roller-coaster start to his Diamondbacks career, but threw the ball well against a tough opponent. He probably feels hard done by his second run allowed, too, as it came on a jam-shot blooper with two outs in the third. Still, he has 32 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings this year and will likely see his 5.50 ERA drop closer to his 3.74 FIP as the season progresses. The right-hander has a wonderful matchup looming against the woeful Braves on Friday.
May 1 - 12:05 AM

Zack Greinke won despite giving up seven runs and 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings Monday against the Cardinals

It's the first time this year that a starting pitcher has given up seven runs and won and the first time Greinke has done it in his career (he had two wins with six runs allowed). Greinke has allowed seven runs twice this year after never doing so in 2015. He's allowed four or more runs three times after doing so just twice last season.
Apr 26 - 2:01 AM

Zack Greinke held the Giants to one run in 6 2/3 innings to win for the first time for the Diamondbacks.

Greinke struck out seven and walked one to get the victory in his fourth start of the year. He's allowed a total of three runs in 14 innings over his last two starts, dropping his ERA from 9.90 to 5.25.
Apr 21 - 1:31 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Peter O'Brien
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Chris Owings
2Michael Bourn
3Socrates Brito
4A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
2Yasmany Tomas
3Brandon Drury
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Shelby Miller
3Patrick Corbin
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Robbie Ray
6Archie Bradley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Tyler Clippard
3Daniel Hudson
4Randall Delgado
5Josh Collmenter
6Jake Barrett
7Andrew Chafin
8Silvino Bracho