Dodgers @ D-backs September 16, 2016: Maeda vs. Greinke, Round 2

Dodgers
D-backs
6:40 PM PST
Arizona
2B
Utley
2B
Segura
SS
 Seager
SS 
Owings
3B
 Turner
1B
Goldschmidt
1B
González
3B
Lamb
C
 Grandal
C
Castillo
RF
Reddick
 RF
Tomás
LF
Ethier LF Drury
CF
Pederson
CF
Haniger
P
Maeda (R)
P
Greinke (R)

Kenta Maeda has seen a lot of the Diamondbacks this season. Today, he’ll make his sixth and final start against the Snakes of 2016. In 28 and a third innings pitched against the Dbacks, Maeda has allowed 11 runs (10 earned) and a 1.02 WHIP. He’s been slightly better against them at home than he has been at Chase Field, which runs contrary to his overall splits — by a small margin, Maeda’s been better on the road in most categories.

Things went very, very well for the Dodgers the last time they faced Zack Greinke. On September 5 at Dodger Stadium, Greinke got tagged for eight runs, allowing five home runs and getting chased after four and two-thirds innings pitched.

Of course, the first time the Dodgers saw Greinke this season, it was in Arizona, and he fared much better then. Back on June 13, Greinke pitched seven innings of two-run ball against his former team, giving up seven hits and walking two while striking out six. One of those hits was a Corey Seager home run. Seager has reached base in six of his seven plate appearances against Greinke. Today, he bats second.

Greinke has followed up a brilliant 2015 campaign with lackluster numbers in 2016. In 24 starts for Arizona, Greinke has a 4.54 ERA (4.09 FIP) and a 1.24 WHIP across 146 and two-thirds innings pitched. In spite of this, the Diamondbacks are 15-9 in his starts.

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In today’s Dodger news, it’ll be Brock Stewart starting tomorrow, not Bud Norris, as originally announced.

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Sarah Wexler
Sarah Wexler is a native Angeleno and longtime Dodger fan. She began blogging about baseball in 2012 on her Tumblr, New Grass On The Field, where she covered an array of topics but especially enjoyed exploring baseball history. She is now a reporter/producer for MLB.com. She earned her master's degree in Sports Management from Cal State Long Beach. She graduated from New York University in 2014 with a bachelor's in History and a minor in American Studies. She's an avid Springsteen fan, which is a big boost to her baseball writer cred.