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By any means of thinking, Dodgers' Zack Greinke gets job done on mound
By any means of thinking, Dodgers' Zack Greinke gets job done on mound

Zack Greinke had retired eight of the last nine batters and needed only one more out in the fifth inning of a recent game against the Milwaukee Brewers. He had navigated the heart of the lineup and was set up for an easy next inning against the bottom of the batting order if he could get the last out. But then came a walk, followed by another and another, before he struck out the pitcher to end the inning that included a lot more effort and angst than necessary. He later explained that after walking the No. 6 hitter he had decided to pitch around the next two. "I walked three guys to face the pitcher," Greinke said, shaking his head. "It worked, but looking back at it,...

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