L.A. Dodgers starter Zack Greinke broke his collarbone in Thursday’s game in San Diego. Greinke hit outfielder Carlos Quentin in the shoulder with a pitch, and then Quentin started the bench-clearing brawl. Greinke tried to have a little bit of a WWE fight with Quentin, trying to stop this. But Carlos totally rammed into Greinke, which caused the injury.
Dodgers Zack Greinke, Matt Kemp and Jerry Hairston, Jr. (the former Nat) were ejected, but Juan Uribe still hit a pinch hit homer to nail the Dodgers’ win 3-2.
Matt Kemp argued with Quentin more after the game in the parking lot. Things are going to be crazy when they play the Padres again at home on Monday.
Greinke said he didn’t hit Quentin on purpose and there really doesn’t seem to be a reason for him to hit him. Quentin must have thought Greinke did it on purpose. Quentin made too huge a deal over it. Quentin should take a lesson from Bryce and if he’s hit, he should just take his base and try to steal home!
This was only Greinke’s second start in his 6-year $147 million contract. No one knows yet how long he will be out. Quentin will probably also face punishment from MLB.
The Nationals swept the Chicago White Sox this week. They play their Division rivals the Atlanta Braves starting today. This is going to be a tough match-up. Luckily, the Nationals are starting Ross Detwiler against Julio Teheran tonight, Stephen Strasburg against Tim Hudson on Saturday, and Gio Gonzalez a day after his bobblehead promo day against Paul Maholm.
Highlights from last night’s game:
BOTTOM 4TH: DAN HAREN HITS DOUBLE. DYLAN AXELROD THROWS WILD PITCH. DAN HAREN SCORES. BRYCE HARPER INTENTIONALLY WALKED. RYAN ZIMMERMAN DOUBLES. JAYSON WERTH AND BRYCE HARPER SCORE. NATS UP 5-3.
TOP 6TH: ADAM DUNN HITS RBI DOUBLE. NATS UP 5-4.
BOTTOM 8TH: BRYCE HARPER HITS BALL OUT TO ALEX RIOS. DENARD SPAN SCORES. JAYSON WERTH THROWN OUT AT 3RD.
TOP 9TH: RAFAEL SORIANO GETS THE BATTER TO WEAKLY GROUND OUT TO THE PITCHER. NATS WIN 7-4.
FINALLY, today I will be taping a segment with Dave Ross for Fox 5 TV to air on the post-game show after Saturday’s Nationals game. Watch it!
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