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What’s the most impressive thing about Zack Greinke?

Much has been made about the offensive performance of Madison Bumgarner this season. Clearly, he is one pitcher not swinging a wet newspaper. With his five home runs, Bumgarner will claim his second Silver Slugger award (how many of you knew they gave those out to pitchers?) and continue fueling the debate surrounding whether or not pitchers should be allowed to bat. While Bumgarner’s...
Via Baseball Essential
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Quietly Grinding It Out

The first place and very talented Los Angeles Dodgers arrived at the Juice Box with the skilled arms of Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw prepared to punish my boys in orange. Me, I gotta say I was concerned. My mighty mighty Stros had just split a series with the lowly Rays and honestly didn’t even look half mighty doing it. Greinke and Kershaw are among the elite dealers in the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke Continues to Dominate for the Los Angeles Dodgers

CINCINNATI, OH – AUGUST 27: Zack Greinke #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on August 27, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) The Los Angeles Dodgers put up just one run on the board Thursday night but, with Zack Greinke on the mound that can be enough to get them the win...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Greinke dominant again as Dodgers shut out Reds for sweep

  Zack Greinke and two relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the reeling Cincinnati Reds with a 1-0 win on Thursday. Greinke (14-3) lowered his major league-best ERA to 1.61 and allowed four hits over seven innings while leading Los Angeles to its first sweep of a series in Cincinnati since a three-game set in July 2009....
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should batting receive consideration in Cy Young voting?

10 days ago, I was informed that I will be voting for the National League Cy Young Award this year. This will be my first time voting on the pitcher awards — last year, I was tasked with voting for Manager of the Year and MVP — and so I’ve spent the last week and a half trying to work through what kind of factors I’m going to want to consider in putting my ballot together...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw chases Zack Greinke, nerd history

Chasing records is fun. Sometimes it’s meaningless and fun, like the famed Ryan Webb, Matt Albers games-finished-without-a-save streak. Some chases have limited meaning, but they’re fun, like Zack Greinke‘s pursuit of Orel Hershiser‘s consecutive scoreless innings streak. Other are meaningful, like the 2015 Cardinals pursuit of the best park-adjusted ERA since before...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 2, Reds 1: Zack Greinke Batflipped and Other Baseball Happened Too I Guess

Guys. GUYS. LOOK AT THIS BATFLIP. …right. Recap. After I watch the batflip about 10 dozen more times. The Dodgers closed out a series win against the Reds with a 2-1 victory. The entirety of the Dodger offense was supplied by back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning. The Dodgers couldn’t do much against Anthony DeSclafani until the fifth inning. However, Joc Pederson hit...
Via Dodgers Digest
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Good, the Bad and the Greinke

On June 23, 1971 – that’s two months after A Fistful of Death had its release date, for those of you who crave historical context – Phillies pitcher Rick Wise enjoyed the kind of performance that might best be described as “The Good, the Great and the Wise,” if only because it perfectly fits this narrative. On that day in Cincinnati, the 25-year-old righty not only no-hit...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper on Zack Greinke: ‘I don’t think he was very tough’

Zack Greinke has been the best pitcher in baseball for several weeks now. The 31-year-old right-hander has not allowed a run in over a month, and he extended his consecutive scoreless streak to 43 2/3 innings in a win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Bryce Harper was not all that impressed. Harper, who was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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