Zack Greinke is starving for some run support



Dodgers starter Zack Greinke last won on May 5. Since that time he has started nine times. Here are his innings pitched and earned runs allowed in each of those starts:

  • 5/11: 7 IP, 1 ER
  • 5/16: 6 IP, 1 ER
  • 5/22: 7.2 IP, 1 ER
  • 5/27: 6 IP, 1 ER
  • 6/02: 6 IP 5 ER
  • 6/07: 6.2 IP, 1ER
  • 6/13: 8 IP, 2 ER
  • 6/18: 7 IP, o ER
  • 6/23: 6 IP, 0 ER

The one bad start, in which he gave up five earned runs, was a no-decision which the Dodgers actually ended up winning. He lost the starts on May 16 and June 13. The rest were no-decisions.

He has a 1.05 ERA in May and a 2.14 ERA in June with exactly one win to show for it. Overall he’s 31st among 50 qualified starting pitchers in run support in the National League, but May and June have been absolutely brutal for him.

Cardinals sign pitcher Miles Mikolas to 3-year, $55.75M deal

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ST. LOUIS — Miles Mikolas is sticking with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The right-hander signed a three-year, $55.75 million contract on Friday that will carry through the 2025 season.

The new deal replaces a $68 million, four-year contract signed in February 2019 that covered the 2020-23 seasons and was set to pay $15.75 million this year.

Mikolas will receive a $5 million signing bonus payable July 1 and will make $18.75 million in 2023 and $16 million in each of the following two seasons. Mikolas can earn a $250,000 bonus for winning a Cy Young Award, $50,000 for All-Star election or selection or winning a Gold Glove, $100,000 for League Championship Series MVP and $150,000 for World Series MVP.

Mikolas is scheduled to make the second opening-day start of his big league career next Thursday when the Cardinals host Toronto. Mikolas went 12-13 with a 3.29 ERA last season while helping St. Louis to the NL Central title.

“Miles stands among the top pitchers in the game today, and has continued to provide a steady presence for us both in the rotation and inside the clubhouse,” St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak said in a statement.

Mikolas is 45-40 with a 3.79 in 143 games with San Diego, Texas and St. Louis. He recently pitched six shutout innings in two appearances for the U.S. in the World Baseball Classic.