Zack Greinke is back. After a rough start last outing, Greinke came back with 10 Ks over 7.0 IP, giving up only 4 H and 1 ER (a solo shot by Matt Carpenter) while walking none. Just another dominating performance, on national television (with Eric Karros doing the commentary!), no less.
The Dodgers blew the game open wider than Juan Uribe's jersey size in the second inning:
- Andre Ethier leadoff single;
- Justin Turner RBI double (Turner left the game with an apparent hamstring injury, so cross your fingers);
- A.J. Ellis RBI double scoring PR Miguel Rojas;
- wild pitch and ground out by Greinke (out #1);
- Dee Gordon RBI double;
- Yasiel Puig walk (and shitty no-possible-path-to-home-plate call that called Gordon out at home on a another wild pitch; out #2);
- Hanley Ramirez walk;
- Adrian Gonzalez RBI single;
- Matt Kemp RBI single;
- Ethier RBI double;
- Rojas ground out (out #3).
Throw in a couple more Ks from Paul Maholm in the eighth, and then another K in another shaky-as-hell ninth inning from Chris Perez, and the Dodgers have 13 Ks, a blowout victory, and their ninth straight errorless game. And I have to think the good defense correlates with the Dodgers' climb back to 1.5 GB the divisional lead.
Dudes, we are STREAKING! And everybody's doing it.