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Michael Conforto diagnosed with concussion

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MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reports that Mets outfielder Michael Conforto has been diagnosed with a concussion. Conforto collided with teammate Robinson Canó as the pair attempted to catch a fly ball in the bottom of the fifth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game against the Nationals.

Conforto will, of course, undergo MLB’s concussion protocol, which could result in a stint on the injured list. Prior to the collision, Conforto struck a big blow against the Nationals, blasting a game-tying three-run home run in the third inning off of Erick Fedde.

Conforto, 26, is batting .271/.406/.521 with nine home runs, 21 RBI, and 27 runs scored on the season. The Mets would certainly be worse for the wear if he needs to miss time. In such an event, Juan Lagares and Keon Broxton could each see an increase in playing time.

Video: Zack Greinke homers off of Clayton Kershaw

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Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke continued to swing a good stick, belting his third homer of the season on Monday night against the Dodgers. With the game tied 3-3 in the second inning, Greinke lined a 1-1 Clayton Kershaw fastball over the fence in left field for a solo homer.

Greinke is the third pitcher to homer off of Kershaw, joining Madison Bumgarner and Tyson Ross. He’s No. 4 if you count Brandon Woodruff‘s home run in Game 1 of the NLCS last year. Greinke now has three homers on the season, setting a career-high. He’s batting .314/.351/.686 with six RBI, seven runs scored, and a stolen base along with the trio of dingers. Absurd numbers from a pitcher.