Daily Distractions: The Dodgers won’t play today and Zack Greinke shouldn’t mind.

Zack  Greinke

Zack Greinke was scheduled to pitch in tonight’s game against the Minnesota Twins. (Associated Press photo)

Attention, Target Field shoppers: It’s raining in Minnesota.

It’s raining so much, that the Dodgers won’t play the Minnesota Twins today. The game has been postponed until Thursday at 4 p.m. (PST) as part of a day-night doubleheader, with the first game beginning at 10 a.m.

It couldn’t happen to a better pitcher.

While some hurlers are such creatures of habit that anything more or less than regular rest throws their performance off-kilter, Zack Greinke doesn’t seem to mind the occasional extra day. Tonight’s scheduled starter will presumably take the ball tomorrow night on six days’ rest. Here are Greinke’s career numbers on six days’ rest, via Baseball-Reference.com:

   W-L  ERA  IP    H   R  ER  HR  BB SO  HBP WP BF  WHIP   SO9 SO/W
   11-6 2.72 149.0 144 56 45  12  38 116  6  6  620 1.221  7.0 3.05

Greinke is also in the midst of a ridiculous hot streak that’s seen him pitch at least five innings without allowing more than two runs in 20 consecutive starts, including the 2013 postseason. That’s the longest such streak in the modern era, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

His numbers since last July 4: Greinke has a 1.76 ERA, averaging 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings against 8.5 baserunners, and five strikeouts for every walk. So the Twins have that to look forward to.

Some bullet points for a World Wish Day:

• Hyun-Jin Ryu ranks ninth in MLB in lowest hard-hit ball percentage allowed.

Juan Uribe, Yasiel Puig and Andre Ethier are among the freest swingers in baseball.

• The Dodgers rank sixth in games lost to the DL.

• Two former Dodgers made SportsIllustrated.com’s all-Dominican Republic team.

Dee Gordon‘s brother, Nick, is projected as the seventh-best draft-eligible prospect in this list by MLBpipeline.com.

Julio Uriasbicep injury is affecting his shoulder.

Chris Capuano likes relieving all of a sudden.

• The Dodgers’ television broadcast team ranks second in this poll of all 30 teams‘ on-air talent.

• “Are You Lonely” by Hipnotic is easily among the top 10 Canadian R&B tunes of the 1980s:

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