Regardless, Zack Greinke's streak is over

May, 5, 2014
5/05/14
8:41
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WASHINGTON -- The Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals were set to resume their game, which was delayed for more than three hours, at about 11:40 p.m. Monday night.

The Dodgers have five more innings to rally from a 2-0 deficit, but they've already lost something. Pitcher Zack Greinke allowed two runs on Anthony Rendon's first-inning home run and was knocked out by the lengthy rain delay. It means that, assuming the game becomes official, his impressive streak is over.

Going into Monday, Greinke had pitched at least five innings and allowed two runs or fewer in 18 straight outings. That was the longest such streak in the modern era.

One other notable accolade also was in danger. Greinke is trying to become the first Dodgers starter to begin a season going 6-0 since Kazuhisa Ishii in 2002.

Mark Saxon

ESPNLosAngeles.com
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com. He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.

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