Greinke (10-5) struck out seven over 7.2 scoreless innings in a win over the Braves on Saturday. He gave up four hits and walked none. The right-hander rebounded from his last start and has spun at least six frames in five of his last six assignments. Greinke has done his best to ease concerns many in the baseball and fantasy communities had with his preseason velocity issues. He earned an All-Star honor and finished the first half with a 3.18 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 9.2 K/9 and 1.7 BB/9 in 20 starts.
Greinke tossed 4.1 innings Sunday, yielding two runs on six hits and three walks in a 4-3 loss to the Padres. He struck out five batters in the no-decision. It was the shortest outing of 2018 for Greinke, who failed to factor into the decision in the 16-inning marathon game. Though it wasn't of much consequence to fantasy owners, Greinke acquitted himself well offensively, going 1-for-2 with a run scored and collecting his third stolen base of the season. The 34-year-old will carry a 9-5 record and 3.39 ERA into his final start before the All-Star break, which is expected to come Saturday against the Braves.
Greinke (9-5) allowed two runs on seven hits in a win over the Cardinals on Tuesday, striking out four and walking one in 6.2 innings. Greinke surrendered just one extra-base hit in Tuesday's outing and threw 64 of 95 pitches for strikes. Greinke had gone his previous two starts without walking a batter, and overall has only walked 20 in 109.2 innings this season. The veteran right-hander has a 3.36 ERA and 1.11 WHIP, and his 112 strikeouts are good for fifth among NL pitchers. He will next take on the Padres in a start at home.
Greinke (8-5) picked up the win Thursday with seven scoreless innings against the Marlins. He fanned six batters without issuing a single walk. The veteran's command was dialed in as Greinke threw 73 of his 103 pitches for strikes. His zero-walk performance was his sixth such outing in 17 starts this season. Greinke's 1.11 WHIP entering Thursday was among the best for qualified NL starters and he remains an excellent option to help in both ratio categories. He's lined up to face St. Louis on Tuesday for his next scheduled start.
Greinke (7-5) picked up the win in Saturday's 7-2 victory over the Pirates, giving up only two hits over six scoreless innings while striking out seven. The right-hander's relatively short outing was due to having to work around two rain delays rather than any inefficiency, and Greinke eventually threw 53 of 88 pitches for strikes as he played the strike zone like a piano en route to his eighth quality start of the season. He'll carry a 3.66 ERA into his next outing Thursday in Miami.