Zack Greinke shut out the Cardinals for 7 innings and ran wild on the basepaths
In Game 2 of the NLDS, Zack Greinke dominated against the Cardinals. Not only did he pitch seven shutout innings, surrendering only two hits and striking out seven, but he was just as good at the plate and on the basepaths.
Since coming to the National League in 2011, Greinke leads all pitchers in batting fWAR with 2.4 and is third with a .611 OPS, swiping three bags along the way.
He showed off those skills on Saturday night. In the third inning, Greinke squared to bunt before dropping the ball into right field, putting runners at first and third.
When Dee Gordon grounded to second, Greinke wisely unhinged his muscles from his bones to confuse Kolten Wong and avoid his tag. Though he was initially called out, the play was overturned on review, the umpires surely marveling at Greinke's agility:
Two innings later, Greinke would pick up another base knock.
And when Dee Gordon singled, Greinke hustled into third and dove like he was on a slip and slide:
Unfortunately for Greinke, he couldn't go 3-for-3. After A.J. Ellis was intentionally walked to load the bases in the 6th, Greinke grounded out to end the inning. Thanks to Matt Kemp's 8th inning blast, the Dodgers could still celebrate.