Zack Greinke (12-6, 2.74) vs. (7-8, 3.44).
Personally, I'm more of an In-N-Out fan. But if we can take our win streak to a season-high five, guys, then I'd be pretty satiated indeed (at least, for one night). Luckily for us, having survived a turn at Josh Beckett's start last night, we are bypassing the abyss that is Dan Haren to instead go right to Zack Greinke. Thank you, scheduling gods!
Factoids from the AP preview:
- Los Angeles (60-47) captured Tuesday's series opener 8-4 over the Braves to become the first NL team to reach 60 wins. It did so two games faster than a season ago when at this point in the season it had won 26 of 32.
- Yasiel Puig went 4 for 5 to improve his career numbers against Atlanta, including last season's NL division series, to 20 for 38 (.526) with at least a hit in all nine contests.
- Matt Kemp went 3 for 4 with two home runs to make him 9 for 15 during the winning streak. The right fielder is batting .397 over his last 17 games to boost his season average to .282. He hasn't had it higher than that since finishing 2012 at .303.
- Adrian Gonzalez also collected three hits and is batting .400 in 10 games since the All-Star break.
That first point is pretty awkwardly written. Don't me blame.
Alex Wood gave up 4 ER over 5 IP in his last outing, a loss to the Padres.