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The Brawl


Date posted - April 12, 2013


San Diego Padres hitter Carlos Quentin was hit by a 3-2 pitch thrown by Zach Greinke of the Dodgers.  Quentin charges mound and collides with Greinke.  Benches clear.  Greinke and Quentin both tossed out of the game.  Announced after game that Zach Greinke breaks collarbone in brawl.  Dodger coach Don Mattingly suggests that Quentin be suspended for as long as Greinke is out.  If he was it might stop this crap.

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8 Responses to “The Brawl”

  1. another employee says:

    I’m just wondering if the bean ball was done on purpose. Sometimes it does happen ya know. And sometimes the pitch goes where the pitcher DIDN’T mean for it to go. Sure he may have been trying to pitch inside, because of the previous swinging attempts, I can understand that. Heck I can even understand charging the mound if the guy got beaned. Was it the first time that he had been THROWN AT? Was it premeditated? There are alot of unaswered questions that should be asked before handing down diciplinary actions. Sure it is aweful that he broke his collarbone, but if he did, indeed, throw AT the batter, then I guess justice has been served. If not, then I can see Mattingly’s request being justified. As far as the bench clearing…it’s baseball man, and that happens when enough adrenaline is going through an individual, or in this case a bunch of individuals. And you do realize there has been bad blood between these two organizations forever…it was just a matter of time before there was a bench clearing sometime.
    Now, if you read on ESPN.com, “I’ve been hit by many pitches,” said Quentin, plunked more often than any other major league hitter since the start of 2008. “Some have been intentional, some have not been. For the amount I have been hit and my hitting style…
    Ok, so now you have a guy that’s crowding the plate, just askiing for either to be hit by an inside pitch or the pitcher has to throw a straight fast ball or an outside pitch…why pitch into the hitters hands, I would throw inside also, to force the guy to move his hitting placement, nobody and I mean nobody, as a hitter, from a pitchers’ point of view, should be able to decide where that pitch is going to be except the pitcher, make that batter move…
    I support the fact that since he did charge the mound, make him pay the penalty also.

  2. Hank Rearden says:

    Thanks for the “Bread and Circuses” update.

  3. Steinbrenner says:

    Quentin crowds the plate and never attempts to get out of the way of an inside pitch. He’s one of those major leaguers that wears a HBP as a badge of honor… and Quentin has a lot of badges to show for it. That being said, if he’s going to stand in there and get plunked, he’s got to have the mental toughness to NOT charge the mound if he does get hit. That being said, Greinke said something to him after the HBP that must have provoked him to charge the mound. There was history of HBP between the two and I’m guessing Greinke finally said something last night. That being said, if Greinke is going to call him out and antagonize Quentin verbally, he should have expected Quentin to come out for some 1-on-1 “conversation” and, as tough as Greinke probably is, never lead with your shoulder when an angry 240 lb. fully grown man is charging at you. That being said, it’s baseball. The uglier side of baseball, but baseball nonetheless. 5-7 game suspension for Quentin for charging the mound, and a few months off for Greinke with a broken collarbone. Lessons learned. PS Go H-ankees.

  4. Chad says:

    Matt Kemp had one thrown at his head earlier in the game. Carlos, or any Padres player should have known there was a chance they would get hit. It is an unwritten rule in the game of baseball and every player knows it. If Carlos has a problem with getting hit then maybe he shouldn’t stand 2 inches from the plate and hang his arm in the strike zone.

  5. Brad says:

    It was a 3-2 count. It was not thrown at the batter on purpose.

  6. Jim says:

    Maybe if there were more brawls I could watch a game of baseball without falling asleep.

  7. Harriet Oleson says:

    Back in Walnut Grove when Mr. Edwards hit Pa with the kittenball accidentally everyone just let out a loud gasp, got some ice from underneath the straw in the summer storage cellar and went back to their picnic. By the way Nels helped with chores that night…..

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