Zack Greinke Wins Third In a Row

After getting off to a slow start with the Los Angeles Angels, Zack Greinke has won three consecutive decisions. Greinke, who was making his 29th start of the year, allowed one run on four hits over seven innings in the win. The lone run he surrendered came in the seventh inning on a solo home run off the bat of Brandon Moss. Greinke had retired the previous seven batters he faced prior to giving up the long ball and was pulled after throwing 105 pitches. He finished with four strikeouts and improved his record to 13-5 on the year.

Greinke has allowed two runs or fewer in all three of those outings and posted a 1.67 ERA over that stretch. He will now look to keep things rolling when he makes his next start on Monday against these A’s. However, with Jered Weaver possibly being skipped this time through the rotation manager Mike Scioscia could change things up.

In other fantasy news…..

  • Kenley Jansen will stay on blood thinners for another ten days because of heart problems. But everyone involved seems optimistic about a situation and that Jansen will be able to pitch. A cardiologist told Jansen this week that he can pitch as soon as he comes off the medication, and he’s planning to drop them in exactly nine days. The Dodgers will continue to rely on Roland Belisario and Brandon League until Jansen returns.
  • Jered Weaver is doubtful for his scheduled Friday start because of tenderness in his throwing shoulder
  • Andrew McCutchen had four hits and three RBI in Tuesday’s defeat of the Astros.
  • Mark Reynolds is batting .421 with five home runs and 11 RBI over his last five games.
  • Aaron Hill finished 5-for-5 with a double, a homer, three runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday’s extra-innings defeat of the Giants.
  • Curtis Granderson (hamstring) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his return from the disabled list on Tuesday.
  • Jay Bruce has homered in three straight games and looks to be getting on one of those hot streaks that he has been famous for in the past.
  • Adam LaRoche went 4-for-4 and belted a pair of solo homers on Tuesday. LaRoche slumped late last month but has been surging lately, going deep four times in his last four games.
  • Emilio Bonifacio (knee) is done playing for the Marlins this year and is focused on getting healthy for 2013.
  • Matt Holliday left Tuesday’s game early after feeling tightness in his lower back while walking to first on a base-on-balls in the seventh inning. It didn’t look serious, but the Cardinals have an afternoon game on Wednesday and its a safe bet that Holliday will not play.