I didn’t get a chance to watch tonight’s game, nor do I have a ton of time to go analyze it in depth right now, but I can tell you just from a cursory glance at the FanGraphs box score (which, seriously, so much better than normal box scores) that Greinke will be just fine. Why? These three things.
– Six strikeouts in four innings.
– Just one walk.
– Seven ground balls against just two fly balls and one line drive.
It sounded like, from my personal reports, that Greinke was suffering from the same luck on balls getting through fielders that plagued Gallardo and Estrada in the two previous games. And honestly, with this serving almost as a spring training game for Greinke, I don’t think we should be too disappointed. He’ll be fine.