Signed in the off-season to a $147 million contract, Dodgers starter Zack Greinke figured to slot in right behind ace Clayton Kershaw to give the Dodgers a formidable 1-2 punch.
Unfortunately, Greinke broke his collarbone during the brawl with the Padres, robbing Dodger fans of the opportunity to see what this duo could do to opposing hitters.
However, since he’s returned from the DL, Greinke has been lights out and with the Dodgers 3-2 against the Cardinals, he picked up his 100th career win. The Dodgers official Twitter account congratulated him after the victory:
Congratulations to Zack Greinke on career win No. 100!
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 6, 2013
The win pushes his record to 9-3 on the season as he has a stellar 3.40 ERA on the season. Since July 8, Greinke has only allowed seven earned runs in 36 innings as both he and Kershaw are firing on all cylinders.
Greinke’s incredible pitching has helped the Dodgers stretch their NL West lead to six and their run to 32-7 in their last 39 games while winning 15 straight on the road.
Even without Hanley Ramirez tonight, Greinke was great through 6.1 innings and even helped his own cause with the game-winning RBI in the seventh inning.
In case you missed it, be sure to find out more about the Dodgers incredible road winning streak!