So he didn't overreact to his first start exhibition start last Wednesday, in which he pitched two innings and gave up two runs, two walks, two hits and hit one batter.
On Monday, he went out for a second time in the
Greinke went three innings, giving up one run, one hit and a walk, and he struck out two. The run came on a solo homer by Josh Phegley to lead off the third.
The Dodgers trailed until their young players took over in the eighth, which must have proved plenty uplifting. Darnell Sweeney hit a grand slam, Scott Schebler hit a three-run shot and
Just like that, the Dodgers were in control.
It was the second home run of the spring for Sweeney and for Schebler, and they now lead the team with six runs batted in each. Last year both were at double-A Chattanooga. A game that was looking like an uneventful loss for the Dodgers, suddenly left the team a happy 8-2-4 in spring, carrying the best record in the Cactus League.
That army of arms trying to win a spot in the bullpen suffered one setback Monday.
Otherwise, the bullpen was again very effective.
The bullpen didn't struggle again until