Outside of the All-Star Game, Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke hasn’t allowed a run in his last 43 2/3 innings on the mound. (Associated Press photo)
NEW YORK — Zack Greinke
was placed on the paternity list by the Dodgers as expected Friday, one day after the pitcher flew to Los Angeles for the birth of his first child.
Emily Greinke delivered a boy, Bode Nicholas Greinke, on Thursday night.
Greinke can stay on the paternity list for up to three days. It’s still possible that he would be able to fly back in time to start Saturday against the Mets at Citi Field. Officially Saturday’s starter is listed as “TBA.” Zach Lee is scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday and is the favorite to start if Greinke can’t.
Greinke, who hasn’t allowed a run in his last 43 ⅔ innings, could also start Sunday. If not, Brett Anderson will attempt to pitch five days after he injured his ankle in Washington D.C.
In the meantime, right-handed reliever Josh Ravin has been recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City for the third time this season. He’s 2-1 with a 6.43 earned-run average in seven innings pitched out of the Dodgers’ bullpen.
Clayton Kershaw winces after allowing one of the three hits the Mets got off him Thursday. (Associated Press photo)
NEW YORK — The Mets didn’t stand a chance against Clayton Kershaw. Their cleanup hitter, John Mayberry, Jr., had a .565 OPS. Their number-five hitter, Eric Campbell, clocked in at a whopping .587. They played the game anyway and Kershaw threw six perfect innings before allowing a hit. The Dodgers won 3-0. The box score is here.
Zack Greinke isn’t starting tomorrow because his wife is giving birth; Ian Thomas is going instead.
Zack Greinke has an active streak of 43 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
NEW YORK — Zack Greinke‘s wife is about to give birth to the couple’s first child, and now the Dodgers don’t have a pitcher to start Friday’s game against the Mets as a result.
They already didn’t have a starter for Saturday and Sunday’s games here, either.
“I think we’ll be able to get someone in here to replace Zack,” manager Don Mattingly said Thursday. “It’s up in the air at this point.”