After suffering a loss Friday night in a game Clayton Kershaw started, the Los Angeles Dodgers had peace of mind knowing Zack Greinke was taking the hill. The No. 2 starter in the Dodgers’ rotation has pitched like a perennial ace this season, one which Greinke can opt out of his contract once it comes to an end.
Greinke took the mound fresh off snapping a nine-game streak where he was without a win. Additionally, he hadn’t allowed a run in the last 20.2 consecutive innings. Curtis Granderson opened the game with a leadoff single and he reached second base on Wilmer Flores’ two-out infield single.
The Mets however failed to score, which was indicative of what followed over the next six innings. Only two New York baserunners advanced past first base against Greinke after Granderson — Kevin Plawecki’s one-out double in the second and Darrell Ceciliani stealing second base in the fourth inning.
Greinke pushed his scoreless streak to 27.2 innings and exited with the Dodgers leading 4-0. Los Angeles wound up hanging on for a 4-3 win.
Along with dazzling from the mound Greinke added a two-out base hit in the bottom of the fourth, complete with a bat flip: