Game 77: Zack Greinke’s undeserved wait is over.

MIAMI >> A great thing happened on a couple fronts Sunday. Zack Greinke won a game, and the reporters who covered him were able to stop asking when he would ever win a game and put his season into context. The box score is here.

Before the game Don Mattingly openly questioned whether Yasiel Puig, who batted cleanup Sunday, would evolve as a hitter.

Prior to the game, it was reported that the Dodgers are interested in New York Mets pitcher Jon Niese.

Game 72: You’ve gotta have faith that the Dodgers will score a run someday.


CHICAGO — A bare-handed fan had an easier time catching fly balls than Cubs center fielder Matt Szczur … and the Dodgers still could not score a single run in support of Zack Greinke. The box score is here.

Prior to the game, I caught up with Ian Thomas about his adventurous day off.

Game 62: Zack Greinke’s winless streak continues.

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Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke allowed two runs in eight innings against the San Diego Padres on Saturday. (Associated Press photo)

SAN DIEGO — We should be probably talking about how Zack Greinke is practically invincible tonight. Instead we’re talking about how he is winless in his last seven starts after losing 2-1 to the Padres on Saturday. The box score is here.

Andrew Friedman had a message to fans expecting Corey Seager to be called up any day now: Don’t hold your breath.

Scott Van Slyke went 1 for 4 with a double and a strikeout in his first rehab game with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. Joel Peralta faced four batters in the game, threw 25 pitches, and allowed one run on a double, a single and a sacrifice fly RBI.