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Zack Greinke | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Zack Greinke pitched eight innings of two-run ball to beat the Angels on Friday.
Greinke gave up runs for the second straight outing, but it wasn't really so bad. He allowed five hits, walked one and struck out eight in improving to 10-2. His ERA jumped from 1.37 to 1.41. Aug 1 - 3:20 AM

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Zack Greinke's consecutive scoreless innings streak was stopped at 45 2/3 in Sunday's no-decision loss to the Mets in which he allowed two runs in seven innings.

Greinke still pitched well, but Jacob deGrom was even better. Greinke allowed four hits and three walks while striking out three. The Mets pushed across a run in the third on deGrom's fielder's choice ground out, which ended the streak, and again in the sixth when Michael Conforto was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Greinke has been baseball's best pitcher thus far, owning a 1.37 ERA with a 0.83 WHIP and a 120/24 K/BB ratio over 138 1/3 innings. He'll look to start a new scoreless innings streak in his next start, a home bid versus the Angels.
Jul 26 - 4:51 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Zack Greinke from the paternity leave list.

He'll start on Sunday versus the Mets. Greinke will be looking to extend his 43 2/3 scoreless innings streak.
Jul 26 - 11:58 AM

Zack Greinke will return to the Dodgers rotation on Sunday against the Mets.

Greinke had been scheduled to pitch on Friday, but was away on paternity leave to attend the birth of his first child. He'll take the hill on Sunday with extra rest, looking to extend his 43 2/3 scoreless inning streak.
Jul 24 - 10:34 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly confirmed Friday that Zack Greinke will return to start against the Mets on either Saturday or Sunday.

Greinke was scratched from his scheduled start on Friday to be with his wife for the birth of the couple's first child. He'll look to extend his impressive 43 2/3 scoreless inning streak when he takes the hill.
Jul 24 - 5:39 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Zack Greinke on the paternity leave list.

Ian Thomas will start in Greinke's place on Friday with the latter attending the birth of his first child. The Dodgers are hopeful that Greinke will rejoin the rotation at some point over the weekend.
Jul 24 - 2:06 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that he hopes Zack Greinke will be able to pitch at some point this weekend against the Mets.

Greinke was scratched from Friday's scheduled start against the Mets in order to attend the birth of his first child. "At this point, we’re hopeful that he’ll pitch here this weekend," Mattingly said. "You never know what might happen with the birth of a child. We’ll see how it goes. We feel there’s a potential of that." Ian Thomas is filling in for Greinke on Friday and Zach Lee is expected to start Saturday. Brett Anderson (Achilles) could be ready to go on Sunday, but the Dodgers could be cautious and push him back if Greinke can pitch by then. Greinke, of course, is in the midst of a 43 2/3 innings scoreless streak.
Jul 24 - 10:25 AM

Zack Greinke is away from the team for the birth of his first child and is unlikely to pitch Friday against the Mets.

The Dodgers have yet to make an official decision. It's unclear how long he'll be away from the team or who would replace him, but there should be more clarity soon.
Jul 23 - 4:35 PM

Zack Greinke continued his run of dominance in a win against the Nationals on Sunday, hurling eight shutout innings.

Greinke has now racked up 43 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings. The Nationals scratched out only three hits and a walk while the right-hander struck them out 11 times. Greinke last allowed a run in the eighth inning on June 13 against the Padres. He now carries a terrific 9-2 record with a 1.30 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, and 117/21 K/BB ratio in 131 1/3 innings. He'll try to bring his scoreless streak into the 50 inning threshold in his next start in New York against the Mets.
Jul 19 - 4:55 PM

Zack Greinke surrendered one run over his two innings of work in Tuesday's loss to the American League.

It was a rough start for Greinke, as he served up a home run to Mike Trout to start the game and then walked Josh Donaldson. The right-hander settled in after that, though, retiring the next six batters he faced, including four via the strikeout. Greinke's teammate, Clayton Kershaw, took the loss for the National League, as he surrendered two runs on three hits and a walk in his inning of work.
Jul 14 - 11:45 PM

Zack Greinke will start Tuesday's All-Star Game in Cincinnati for the National League.

A much-deserved honor for Greinke, who carries the lowest first-half ERA (1.39) of any starting pitcher since 1968. He's currently working on a 35 2/3 inning scoreless streak. Madison Bumgarner, A.J. Burnett, Gerrit Cole, Jacob deGrom, Carlos Martinez, Clayton Kershaw, Shelby Miller, Max Scherzer, and Michael Wacha are the other starters on the National League squad.
Jul 13 - 12:45 PM

Zack Greinke struck out eight and allowed only one hit while blanking the Phillies over eight innings in Thursday's 6-0 win.

The Dodgers pinch-hit for Greinke in the eighth leading 6-0, depriving him the opportunity to complete the game while sitting at 94 pitches. Greinke has beaten the Phillies in four straight starts, but they can take solace in the fact that the veteran has been similarly cruel to the rest of the league this season; his 1.39 ERA is the lowest in the bigs. The right-hander has fired 35 2/3 shutout innings in a row. In his first start of the second half, Greinke will attempt to top Clayton Kershaw's 41-inning streak from last year.
Jul 10 - 12:27 AM

Zach Greinke continued his run of dominance in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Mets, throwing seven innings of shutout ball while allowing just four hits.

With the win, Greinke improved to 7-2 on the year. He struck out four without walking a batter and now carries a 1.48 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 97/20 K/BB ratio across 115 1/3 innings. There's not much we can say that the numbers don't say themselves. Up next for Greinke's slicing and dicing pleasure, the Philadelphia Phillies.
Jul 4 - 10:44 PM

Zack Greinke was dominant in a win on Sunday, blanking the Marlins over 7 2/3 innings.

Greinke limited the Fish to four hits (three singles) and a walk while striking out six. Max Scherzer has been grabbing all the headlines lately, but the Dodgers' right-hander is right there in the NL Cy Young conversation as we near the midpoint of the season. Greinke owns a 6-2 record with a 1.58 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and a 94/20 K/BB ratio over 108 1/3 innings. He'll start next at home against the Mets.
Jun 28 - 4:12 PM

Zack Greinke tossed six shutout innings but didn't factor in the decision Tuesday against the Cubs.

This is getting a bit ridiculous. Despite owning a 5-2 record, 1.70 ERA and 0.93 WHIP, Greinke still hasn't won a game since May 5. On this night, the right-hander was matched pitch for pitch by Cubs starter Jason Hammel in the scoreless duel. Greinke surrendered just three hits and walked two while striking out five. All he can do is continue to dominate the opposition and hope his team provides some offense behind him, and he'll seek that elusive sixth win Sunday at the Marlins.
Jun 23 - 11:43 PM

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LF1Andre Ethier
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2Zack Greinke
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