March 7, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- Right-hander Zack Greinke, scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday with what the Dodgers say was illness, will wait until his turn in the rotation comes up again Monday before making his third appearance of the spring. Greinke has pitched five innings this spring, allowing two runs and six hits. He missed his last bullpen session Sunday because of forearm tightness but worked out Thursday. Scott Elbert, who had surgery on his left elbow last season, threw for the first time Wednesday and reported no problems.
March 17, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke returned to the mound and threw a bullpen session on Sunday, six days after he received an injection of platelet-rich plasma to temper inflammation in his right elbow. With pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and Manager Don Mattingly standing nearby, Greinke delivered about 40 pitches. Greinke pitched out of both the windup and the stretch. Greinke wouldn't say what's planned next for him. The $147-million man didn't offer any thoughts on whether he will be make his first scheduled start of the regular season on April 2. “I'm just doing what's laid out,” Greinke said.
April 11, 2013 |
Against the crummy San Diego Padres, in just the second week of the season, the Dodgers' title hopes took a difficult blow Thursday. Zack Greinke, the Dodgers' new $147-million starting pitcher, fractured his left collarbone in a sixth-inning brawl. After Greinke hit the Padres' Carlos Quentin with a pitch -- on a full count in a game the Dodgers were leading by a run - the outfielder took umbrage and charged the mound. The two rammed into each other with their shoulders.
June 7, 2013 |
Seven innings, no runs, four hits, three walks, seven strikeouts. That's a very solid line from any starting pitcher. For Zack Greinke, pitching Thursday night against the Atlanta Braves, it was his best outing in almost a full calendar year. Yasiel Puig stole the spotlight - crushing an eighth-inning grand slam to bring his career (four-game) totals to three home runs and nine runs batted in - but Greinke showed flashes of his 2009 American League Cy Young form. After five straight sub-six inning performances, he may finally be returning to form.
April 12, 2013 |
The Dodgers will be without Zack Greinke for the foreseeable future after the Dodgers right-hander hit Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin with a pitch in the sixth inning of L.A's 3-2 victory Wednesday night. Quentin, upset at being hit, charged the mound and crashed into Greinke, breaking his left collarbone. "If a guy's throwing at your head …" Quentin said after the game, believing Greinke threw at him intentionally. "People with good baseball IQs know if you have a one-run lead and it's a 3-2 count, Greinke is not going to hit you on purpose," Matt Kemp said.
April 25, 2009 |
at Kansas City 6, Detroit 1: Zack Greinke struck out 10 in his second straight complete game, shrugging off the end of his scoreless streak at 38 innings. Greinke, who gave up an unearned run in the fifth inning, ended last season with 14 consecutive scoreless innings and opened this year with 24. Texas 5, at Baltimore 4: Michael Young hit a two-out, two-run homer off George Sherrill in the ninth inning.