The Dodgers lineup looks a whole lot better today then it did this time last month and Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke has taken notice.
One of the qualities that drew the Dodgers organization to Greinke in free agency was his deep baseball mind as he spoke to manager Don Mattingly about the teams previous year’s draft pick.
Speaking to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, Greinke discussed how the new-look Dodgers lineup has a lot more teeth to it than it did last month:
“The big thing early on, we were having trouble when we had a guy on third or bases loaded with one out or no outs,” Greinke said. “We would get one run at the most. That’s kind of tough. Today is the exact opposite. We didn’t have a whole lot of guys on base, but when we did, we had some big at-bats. That’s how you win games.”
After the Dodgers 6-4 win yesterday that pushed their winning streak to six, the team looks like they’re playing with a lot more emotion.
Greinke started last night’s game and while he didn’t have his best stuff since he allowed 12 hits in seven innings while giving up four runs, the Dodgers got timely hitting from Yasiel Puig.
Speaking to Charlie Steiner and Ricky Monday on the AM 570 Radio after the win, Matt Kemp said the team was feeding off his energy and hot bat in the lineup.
Regardless, like Greinke said, the Dodgers offense is coming on during the winning streak and they’re starting to get the timely hitting that was missing earlier in the season.