Zack Greinke breaks collarbone in bench-clearing brawl
While you were likely sleeping Thursday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres were engaged in a bench-clearing brawl.
Here's the set-up: With the Dodgers leading 2-1 in the sixth inning, Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin worked a full count on Zack Greinke. On the next pitch, Greinke hit Quentin in the left arm. Quentin charged Greinke and the two knocked into each other like a pair of sumo wrestlers. As a result of the collision, Greinke broke his collarbone.
It got so crazy, that Dodgers outfielder, Matt Kemp confronted Quentin, nose-to-nose, as the two were leaving the park after the game.
Quentin, for what it's worth, has lead the major leagues in number of times being hit by pitches over the last two seasons. Yet, he insisted, that in a one-run game, with a full count, Greinke was going after him intentionally.
Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly was livid after the game and believes that Quentin should not be able to play until Greinke is able to play.
There is no word from the Dodgers as to how long Greinke, who signed a $147 million dollar contract with the Dodgers in the off-season, will be sidelined.