Zack Greinke hit his fifth career home run in the third inning of the Dodgers’ 10-8 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. (Associated Press photo)
PHILADELPHIA — Zack Greinke
did it all, for better or worse, in the Dodgers’ 10-8 win over the Phillies. Even after giving up six runs in six innings his ERA is lower than Clayton Kershaw
‘s last season, so where does the Greinke-for-MVP candidacy stand
? The box score is here.
The Dodgers’ lead in the National League West is 2 ½ games over the San Francisco Giants, who play the Cubs on Thursday night.
The Phillies’ radio color commentator lobbed a verbal grenade at Joc Pederson yesterday based on something Pederson never said.
PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies scored five runs in the first inning Thursday against Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, the most runs Greinke has allowed in an inning — or a game — this season.
The Dodgers came back and held a 6-5 lead in the third inning when Greinke did this:
The fifth home run of Greinke’s career traveled an estimated 395 feet. It was his first home run since Sept. 13, 2014 in San Francisco.
According to the website BaseballSavant.com, which tracks exit velocity data, Greinke’s 106 mph home run is the hardest-hit home run among the 11 this season hit by pitchers.
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, left, tags out Joc Pederson after the rookie tried to advance to third base on a single by Alberto Callaspo during the fourth inning Wednesday. (Associated Press photo)
PHILADELPHIA >> The Dodgers made plenty of mistakes, and squandered plenty of scoring chances, but still beat the Phillies 4-3 on Wednesday. The box score is here.
Joc Pederson is shortening his swing in hopes of breaking out of his slump.