Monday, September 23, 2013

Post-Game 156 Thread: Greinke Gets Short Tune-Up

This wrench sure has a tiny head.


Zack Greinke, unfazed by the Padres' camouflage uniforms, pitched a quick five innings (72 pitches), giving up only 2 H (1 BB and 3 Ks), before being replaced by Jerry Hairston to PH in the top of the sixth.

It was a short leash but that's all the Dodgers needed of him Sunday, after Michael Young doubled home Adrian Gonzalez (Young took third on RF Will Venable's error). Watching Gonzalez truck home from first base exerted as much energy as Gonzalez used. Meanwhile, J.P. Howell, Chris Withrow, and Kenley Jansen shut the Padres down.

I suppose I should be concerned at how Yasiel Puig, Carl Crawford, Matt Kemp, Skip Schumaker, and Tim Federowicz all 0-fered today (a combined 0-for-17). Whatever. The Dodgers' win kept pace with Atlanta, whom we're two games behind; St. Louis, our likely NLDS opponent, lost to Milwaukee to stay a game ahead of us.

Off-day Monday. Relax before our three-game series in SF.


Hideo Nomo said...

Congrats, Paul, Orel, and Sax! I'm still hoping the Dodgers go 5-1 so my bold prediction can come true. I think they end up somewhere in the middle.

Steve Sax said...

That is a magnificent comment pull, Gnomes. You've got the memory of an elephant!

(And the cojones of an elephant, too, to predict 75 wins from that point)