Zack Greinke likely to have start pushed back for birth of child


Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke extended his scoreless innings streak to 43 2/3 innings against the Nationals last Sunday, but his next start will likely have to wait.

Greinke was scheduled to start against the Mets on Friday at Citi Field, but Ken Gurnick of reports that he has left the team to be present for the birth of his first child. However, don’t get too excited, Mets fans. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that they are optimistic he’ll be able to pitch at some point this weekend. As of now, it’s unclear who will start any of the next three games for the Dodgers.

Greinke owns a major-league best 1.30 ERA and 117/21 K/BB ratio over 131 1/3 innings this season. His scoreless streak is the longest in the MLB since Orel Hershiser set the all-time record with 59 innings in 1988.

Giants place Samardjiza on IL due to shoulder impingement

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LOS ANGELES — Jeff Samardjiza has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the San Francisco Giants due to right shoulder impingement.

Manager Gabe Kapler said before Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers that the right-hander told trainers and the coaching staff that he felt like wasn’t able to get the arm loose during Friday’s game. Samardjiza is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday.

Samardjiza went four-plus innings and allowed six runs on seven hits in a 7-2 loss to the Dodgers. He is 0-2 with a 9.88 ERA in three starts.

The Giants have recalled left-hander Andrew Suarez from their alternate training site, but Kapler said he hasn’t finalized a revised starting rotation.