Published March 01, 2013
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Zack Greinke was hit hard in his second spring training appearance, allowing three doubles and a triple over three innings Friday as a Los Angeles Dodgers' split squad lost to the San Diego Padres 7-5.
After pitching two scoreless innings against the Chicago White Sox in his first game after signing a $147 million, six-year contract, Greinke allowed two runs and five hits, avoiding more runs when a runner was thrown out at the plate in the first and he escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the third.
Greinke began by allowing consecutive doubles to his first two batters, Everth Cabrera and Chris Denorfia. Chase Headley followed with a single to right, but Denorfia was thrown out at the plate on first baseman Adrian Gonzalez's relay from Jerry Hairston Jr.
Nick Hundley doubled leading off the third, and Jonathan Galvez followed with a triple. Cabrera walked and stole second, and a walk to Denorfia loaded the bases. Chase Headley then grounded to Gonzalez, who threw home for the forceout, and Greinke got Yonder Alonso to ground into a 1-2-3 double play.
The Dodgers' Matt Kemp, recovering from left shoulder surgery on Oct. 5, made his first spring training appearance and was 0 for 2 with a groundout and a called strikeout.