Zack Greinke aims for a 4-0 start when he takes the mound Friday for the Dodgers.
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to tee off on the Arizona Diamondbacks again when the NL West rivals clash Friday under the lights at Chavez Ravine.
The Dodgers are 5-0 against the Diamondbacks this season after two wins in Australia and a three-game sweep at Arizona last weekend. The Dodgers have won 12 of the last 15 games in this series.
Los Angeles went 4-2 on a recent road trip against Arizona and San Francisco, and salvaged the finale of a three-game series with the Giants by recording a 2-1 victory Thursday. Hyun-Jin Ryu threw seven scoreless innings to improve to 3-1, Brian Wilson tossed a scoreless eighth and Kenley Jansen worked around a run in the ninth for his fifth save.
Future starts now for Astros
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Kudos to the Houston Astros.
You won't hear that often this season, but the Astros made the right move on Wednesday, recalling super outfield prospect George Springer in an effort to not only jumpstart their woeful offense, but perhaps draw some interest in a team that is probably headed toward a fourth consecutive 100-loss season.
By calling up Springer now, he'll likely qualify for Super Two status and be eligible for arbitration one year earlier than he would have if he were called up after the Super Two eligibility date (usually not too long after Memorial Day).
Nobody would have blamed the Astros for waiting. Plenty of teams do it. It's not as if they are going anywhere this season. In fact, after losing a league- high 111 games last season, they are already tied for the worst record in the American League.