October 16, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke (21) after the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game five of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Right Calf Injury Forces Greinke Out After Just Four Pitches


Well it didn’t take long for the injuries to start piling up as usual. Dodgers are getting hurt so it must be spring time. Yesterday Carl Crawford went down with his usual quad/hamstring/back problem. Now today it was starting pitcher Zack Greinke.

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Greinke threw a whopping four pitches in today’s Cactus league affair against Arizona before having to come out with a right calf strain. Greinke threw two pitches and retired lead-off hitter Tony Campana on a fly ball. Then after making two pitches to number two hitter Cliff Penington, motioned for the trainers to come to the mound. It look like Greine had landed wrong on his front foot.

Head trainer Stan Conte and manager Don Mattingly strolled out to the mound and removed Grienke from the game. Right hander Chris Withrow relieved Greinke and finished the inning without allowing a run.

Now we get the report from Alanna Rizzo of Sportsnetla that it is a right calf injury. The severity of the injury is still unknown, but according to Rizzo, Greinke is in the clubhouse talking to the trainers.

Of course random injuries are just par for the course with Dodger Baseball. I almost half expect for most of the regulars to be on the disabled list by the end of the month. I’m hoping this isn’t serious. Greinke may not have to make the trip to Australia after all. I jest guys, I really do. Get better soon Birdman.

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