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.
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.
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.