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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||200.00||15.00||9.00||0.00||3.06||1.16||198.00||47.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Diego|| 13.0||1||0|| 0.69||0||4||11|
|vs LHB|| 9.1||0||0|| 0.00||0||4||10|
|vs RHB|| 17.1||0||0|| 2.08||0||1||11|
|12/27/2014||Danny Salazar, SP CLE||Wil Myers, CF SD|
Zack Greinke, SP LAD
Dallas Keuchel, SP HOU
|12/26/2014||Julio Teheran, SP ATL||Zack Greinke, SP LAD|
Michael Wacha, SP STL
|12/25/2014||Adam Wainwright, SP STL||Zack Greinke, SP LAD|
Alex Rios, RF KC
Brandon Phillips, 2B CIN
|Last 10 Games|
Dodgers SP Zack Greinke moves to 3-0 with seven shutout innings
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(4/25/15) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke (3-0) gave up four hits and struck out seven while not allowing a run in seven innings on Friday to defeat the Padres.|
Greinke lowered his ERA to 1.35 following Friday's performance.
Greinke will look to stay perfect in his next start set for Wednesday against the Giants.
Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke to start Friday, not Thursday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/20/15) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will make his next start Friday instead of Thursday against the Giants, manager Don Mattingly said per the L.A. Times.
Mattingly wants to be able to keep Greinke fresh early in the season and has nothing to do with San Francisco's early struggles, according to the report.
"It's too early for any of that," Mattingly said. "This is really just our guys getting rest."
Greinke is 2-0 in three starts this season with a 1.83 ERA and 14 strikeouts.
Dodgers RHP Greinke good enough for second win Saturday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/19/15) Good was good enough Saturday night for Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Greinke was dominant in his first two starts this season. He was merely good against the hot-hitting Rockies and that earned him his second win.
Only a two-run homer by DJ LeMahieu in the seventh inning really marred his performance. He finished having yielded three earned runs on five hits in 6 2/3 inning with one walk and three strikeouts. His ERA nearly doubled to a still-wonderful 1.83.
"He was typical Zack," manager Don Mattingly said after the start, per MLB.com. "He located, he changed speeds. He had a couple quick innings in the middle that kept his pitch count down. He got sick a couple days ago and we sent him home early yesterday."
Greinke has now allowed just 12 hits and two walks in 19 2/3 innings. He will try to continue his fine start Thursday in San Francisco.
Pitch framing has Dodgers aces, catcher A.J. Ellis talking
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/17/15) The new emphasis on pitch framing as a possible valuable skill for catchers has spurred debate among players at that position, as well as the pitchers who throw to them.
Among those who have entered into the conversation is Dodgers standout right-hander Zack Greinke, who is known as a sophisticated analysist, but is not convinced that pitch framing is a skill set that can make or break a catcher.
"I believe that some catchers are better at framing pitches," Greinke told the Orange County Register. "But I'm not a believer that it's as valuable as it's being made out to be. It's part of a catcher's skill set. It's not the most important part. Just because he frames good doesn't mean he's a good catcher."
Teammate and stud southpaw Clayton Kershaw takes a similar view.
"You just want strikes called strikes. ... I gues I'm in the middle," he offered. "I don't roll my eyes at it and I don't pay a whole lot of attention to it either."
Their catcher, A.J. Ellis, also didn't pay a whole lot of attention to it at one time. But he does now. Metrics that showed him lacking as a pitch framer, as well as the wave of the future, forced him to change his outlook.
"I was motivated by the realization that that aspect of catching was becoming highly valued by this new wave of analytical front-office types," said Ellis, who spent time in the offseason working on framing pitches. "And I know that deficiency in the long run could affect my future employment."
Ellis added that "every metric out there tells me that I'm very deficient in that area" and that the Dodgers front office personnel advised him of their awareness of it during spring training.
One must wonder what umpires think about the new pitch framing metric. After all, they believe they're calling a strike based on the zone rather than how a catcher frames the pitch.
Dodgers' Zack Greinke has strong outing in win over Diamondbacks
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/12/15) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke pitched seven scoreless innings in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Greinke struck out seven batters and walked none. He gave up only five hits and faced 27 batters. His day ended with a pitch count of 102. Grienke (1-0) picked up his first win of the season and has a 0.69 ERA.
"I tried to make good pitches and make the other team adjust," Greinke said, via the Associated Press. ''That was the plan, to kind of mix it up."
Manager Don Mattingly was happy Greinke was able to go so deep into the game, reports MLB.com.
"I thought that was what we really needed today, for him to go deep," Mattingly said. "Clayton wasn't quite Clayton last night. To have a second starter come out and give us that game, the more of that the better. That's what's going to be the difference for us."
|2014 summary: Zack Greinke doesn't throw quite as hard as he did during his years with the Royals, but in 2014, he rediscovered his ability to get strikeouts at a high rate. He employed his changeup more often and got batters to chase and miss it with greater frequency. The result was Greinke's highest K/9 ratio (9.2) in three seasons, and that combined with some of his best control to date allowed him to compile a 2.71 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. Greinke ended the season as the 11th-ranked pitcher in Fantasy value.|
Playing time status: Despite strong control, Greinke is not especially efficient, so he is not likely to eat innings on a James Shields-like level. Barring injury, though, Greinke should surpass 200 innings for the Dodgers.
2015 outlook: At his best, Greinke can serve ably as a Fantasy ace, but his inconsistency as a strikeout pitcher makes it risky to count on him to do so. Still, he is perfectly safe to rely upon as a No. 2 starter in standard mixed leagues, making him worthy of a pick in the early rounds.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/26/15||@ SD||4:10 pm||Brandon Morrow|
|4/27/15||SF||10:10 pm||Madison Bumgarner|
|4/28/15||SF||10:10 pm||Jake Peavy|
|4/29/15||SF||10:10 pm||Chris Heston|
|5/1/15||ARI||10:10 pm||Rubby De La Rosa|
|5/2/15||ARI||9:10 pm||Jeremy Hellickson|
|5/3/15||ARI||4:10 pm||Chase Anderson|
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