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.
Carlos Gonzalez tied his career high with three homers - two of them off Pedro Villarreal - and Troy Tulowitzki went 5-for-5 with two home runs of his own on Wednesday night as the Rockies won 12-4 over the Reds in Cincinnati. Cargo and Tulo combined to go 8-for-10 in the game with five home runs and nine RBI. The Rockies arrived at Great American Ballpark expecting to face Johnny Cueto, but Cueto was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder. So, instead Cargo and Tulo feasted on Villarreal and the rest of the Reds pitching staff on Wednesday. When Cargo and Tulo are healthy, both are worth every dollar fantasy owners spend to draft them each year. Let's hope both can remain healthy and on the field for the remainder of the season.