Throwback Thursday: Greinke Starts Impressive Earned Runs Streak

When the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Zack Greinke before the 2013 season, they made him the highest paid right-handed pitcher at the time. Through their investment, the team hoped to receive one of baseball’s most dominant arms as Greinke looked to return to his Cy Young winning ways.

Unfortunately, his Dodger career started off with him suffering a broken collarbone after a brawl with San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin. Once he returned from injury, Greinke again became a feared pitcher who left opposing teams struggling to score runs on him.

In a matchup against the New York Yankees on July 30, Greinke began a streak in which he has only allowed two earned runs or less in games he starts. In the outing, he pitched a solid seven innings while striking out seven batters.

When Greinke left the game, the score was tied and the Dodgers would eventually win on a Mark Ellis walk-off single that scored Andre Ethier. Greinke looks to continue his dominant streak as he gets the start against the New York Mets Thursday.
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