By comparison, Greinke threw 119 pitches over eight shutout innings in a win over the Nats on July 19. The Nats didn't advance a runner past second against Greinke on Tuesday, finished the game 1-for-4 with runners in scoring position overall, and left eight men on base.
"He is tough. He has good stuff. He did a good job limiting damage by not letting us get any runs," Nationals outfielder Clint Robinson said about Greinke. "We hit some balls hard that didn't get in there for hits. And when we did get hits, we didn't capitalize on it."
Manager Matt Williams acknowledged that Greinke is a good pitcher who made quality pitches when he needed to on Tuesday.
"We couldn't do much against him, period, tonight. We had some opportunities," Williams said.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.