Zack Greinke Throws A Gem Against The Braves

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Zack Greinke was fantastic in Thursday's victory over the Atlanta Braves as he limited them to four hits and three walks over seven shutout innings. After three consecutive rough outings, Greinke was able to put those recent struggles behind him and he earned his first victory since May 15th against the Nationals. This was the first time in Greinke's seven starts that he pitched seven innings. He threw 117 pitches which is a good sign that Greinke has fully recovered from his broken collar bone. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.  

 MLB NEWS & NOTES

  • Yasiel Puig kept on slugging on Thursday against the Braves as he belted his first career grand slam. Puig went 2-for-4 with 4 RBI and once again he energized everyone wearing Dodger Blue on Thursday night. The power that he has is incredible and he is now hitting .438 with three home runs. It's amazing how much Puig has accomplished is his first four games at the major league level. He is here to stay....
  • Yoenis Cespedes went deep twice in a game for the second time in just two days. Cespedes had not had a multi-homer game in his career and now he has two this week. Since he returned from the disabled list on April 27th, Cespedes has hit 10 home runs and collected 28 RBI.
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu (foot) has been cleared to make his start on Friday against the Braves. Ryu has been really good so far this season for the Dodgers and he looks to carry the momentum from his last start when he threw a two-hit shutout.
  • Jake Peavy was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a non-displaced fracture in his rib cage. Peavy will be completely shut down for 4-6 weeks before an evaluation is done on him.
  • David Ortiz hit a three-run walkoff homer on Thursday night to beat the Rangers. It was Ortiz's 11th walkoff home run of his career.
  • Mitch Moreland (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with a strained right hamstring. Rangers manager Ron Washington announced that Chris McGuiness will get the majority of the playing time at first base McGuiness was recalled from Tripe-A Round Rock and could be worth adding in AL-only leagues and deep mixed leagues.
  • Cameron Maybin went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two stolen bases in his first game from returning from the disabled list on Thursday in Colorado. Maybin also scored a run. The two stolen bases were Maybin's first two of the season. Maybin had a miserable start to the season and then got injured. With the time off and opportunity to figure things out at the plate, Maybin should provide solid production and the stolen bases will be there.
  • Carl Crawford's hamstring strain is being described as "fairly significant" by Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. Mattingly went on to say that Crawford will likely miss more than 15 days.
  • Shelby Miller was really good on Thursday against the Diamondbacks as he earned his 7th victory this year. He held the D'backs to two runs while striking out nine over six innings in a 12-8 victory and he hit his first career home run.