Top Five Reasons The Dodgers Are Still in First Place at The Break

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Zack Greinke

With Kershaw having a human year, Greinke has been otherworldly. The bird like right hander is putting up a CY Young award season. Currently he has a 35.2 innings scoreless streak. That means he’s tossed five consecutive scoreless starts.

He’s 8-2 with a 1.39 ERA in 18 starts. He leads the majors in ERA, and ERA +. He’s whiffed 106 and walked just 20 in 123.1 innings pitched. He’s allowed just 6.1 hits per nine, and struck out 7.7 per nine. His strikeout to walk ratio is nearly 5.5-1.

Out of Greinke’s 18 starts he’s allowed two runs or less in 15 of them. He’s been amazing and is now starting the all-star game for the National League on Tuesday night. Greinke has already won one  Cy Young award, and now it looks like he’s on pace to win another. Greinke is a big reason why the Dodgers are still in first place at the all-star break.

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