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Zack Greinke looks for more zeroes vs. Mets

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke looks to extend his 20⅔-inning scoreless streak as the Dodgers host the Mets on Saturday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.

Greinke has had a stellar first half, allowing zero or one run in 12 of his 16 starts, sporting a 1.58 ERA. He has allowed two runs in an inning just four times all season, and never more than two in any single inning.

Opposing No. 3 hitters this season are 5-for-47 (.106) against Greinke with two home runs, three walks and 12 strikeouts.

No. 9 hitters are 0-for-36 against Greinke, with one walk, 14 strikeouts and three sacrifice bunts; and that's not all opposing pitchers.

Opposing pitchers are 0-for-26 against Greinke this season with 11 strikeouts. Teammate Brett Anderson is close behind, holding pitchers to 0-for-25 with 18 strikeouts and a walk. The only major league starter with better success against opposing pitchers is Madison Bumgarner, who has held pitchers to 0-for-30 with 14 strikeouts.

At the plate himself, Greinke is 3-for-6 with 'Careless Whisper' as his at-bat music this season, and 2-for-27 otherwise.

Much like this entire weekend series, the Mets have a very good pitcher going as well. Matt Harvey comes into Saturday having allowed two runs (one earned) in 19⅔ innings in his last three starts.

In case you were wondering, pitchers are 3-for-21 against Harvey this season. Harvey is 3-for-30 at the plate.

Game info

Time: 4:15 p.m. PT

TV: Fox