Yoenis Cespedes is Still Playing Like a Superstar

Last winter, coming off the best season of his career, Yoenis Cespedes hit the free agent market, and promptly heard crickets. He watched David Price and Zack Greinke break $200 million in early December, and then saw Jason Heyward set the market for outfielders with a $184 million deal a week later. And then he sat and watched a bunch more pitchers get paid, while he, Chris Davis...
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Greinke, Diamondbacks too much for Cardinals

ST. LOUIS -- Zack Greinke felt as if he was becoming a little too predictable. So the Arizona right-hander decided to mix things up on Sunday."I even threw my curve more than I usually do," Greinke said.Greinke's new approach led to a strong eight-inning performance as the Diamondbacks rolled to a 7-2 win over the Cardinals.Paul Goldschmidt drove in a pair of runs and Michael Bourn...
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Greinke's adjustments returning him to form

Zack Greinke paused when asked if Sunday's eight-inning masterpiece in the D-backs' 7-2 win over the Cardinals was his best outing of the season.
2 days ago

Cards can't solve Greinke, lose 7-2 to D-Backs

ST. LOUIS -- Zack Greinke threw eight strong innings and Paul Goldschmidt drove in a pair of runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.Michael Bourn added three hits for Arizona, which has won four of six.The Diamondbacks won a series in St. Louis for the first time since April 18-20, 2003.Brandon Moss homered for Cardinals, who fell...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldy's 2 RBIs back Greinke's best start

The D-backs ambushed opposing starter Jaime Garcia to seal a series win on Sunday, jumping out to an early lead that Zack Greinke never allowed the Cardinals to threaten en route to a 7-2 victory at Busch Stadium.
2 days ago

Cardinals hope to get to Greinke on Sunday

With Stephen Piscotty playing a leading role during an offensive surge, the St. Louis Cardinals are on the verge of winning back-to-back series to open a nine-game homestand. That run would normally seem to be in jeopardy against Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke, but St. Louis was responsible for one of the right-hander's worst performances last month. As left-hander Jaime...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Returning to form, Greinke faces Cardinals

The series finale on Sunday at Busch Stadium will bring a level of familiarity for both teams. Starters Zack Greinke and Jaime Garcia have already squared off once this season, with the D-backs' right-hander taking Round 1.
3 days ago

Game 38 Recap: Lost in the desert

Zack Greinke has had an up-and-down start so far this season, but on Tuesday night he was in peak Cy Young form. The $206 million man threw seven innings against the Yankees and allowed five hits, his fewest total in 2016. New York scored a run off the bat of Starlin Castro, who homered in the top of the second inning, before falling just short of completing comeback bid in the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Up With Greinke’s Slider?

Zack Greinke goes to the mound today after giving up 13 runs in his last three starts, something he didn’t do at all last year. So we’re all trying to diagnose him. He is, too. We couldn’t figure it out together, really. Sorry to spoil the ending. The slider is getting hit hard. Of his pitch types, it has the second-worst exit velocity so far this year, and it’s suffered...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke donating one percent of salary to charity

A portion Zack Greinke’s six-year, $206.5 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks will be going to charity. Jon Heyman of CBS Sportstweeted that the star right-hander will donate one percent of his annual salary to charity. At first, this doesn’t necessarily sound like a lot of money. But, as one of Heyman’s commenters mentioned, when you view things a little differently...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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