Greinke, making his first start since suffering a broken collarbone April 11, turned in a solid 5 1/3 innings. Coming back three weeks early, he had to have made the Dodgers very encouraged.
He gave up a solo home run to
Greinke (2-0) gave up five hits and did not walk a batter while striking out four. He threw 83 pitches, seemingly a nice number for his first game back.
He wasn't exactly dominating but, as he promised, he certainly pitched well enough to win.
The Dodgers scored their first runs for Greinke early, getting one each in the first and second innings off left-hander
They put together a little two-out rally in the first inning when
In the second inning,
And the decision nearly blew up on him.
Jansen got out of the seventh when
Steve Lombardozzi and
The Nationals were playing their second consecutive game without sophomore sensation
The Dodgers added an insurance run in the eighth inning when they loaded the bases on a Kemp hit and a pair of walks, and pinch-hitter