Thursday, April 11, 2013

Dodgers Zach Greinke Breaks Collarbone in Bench-Clearing Brawl

A brief moment  of anger is going to cost the Los Angeles Dodgers one of their starting pitchers for six to eight weeks. Zach Greinke fractured his collarbone in a collision with Carlos Quentin of the San Diego Padres.

The hit comes at the start of a fight that cleared the benches, but is more notable for the way that play-by-play man Vin Scully narrated the whole mess.

I can't help but think that the pitching staffs for both teams were hating this the most. It was bad enough they had to run in from the dugouts the first time, but then after the officials clear the field Jerry Hairston has to charge back across and start it up all over again.

I totally get why Quentin gets mad. Poor guy has been hit by more pitches than anyone since 2008--97 times! This was the third time that Greinke has hit him.

Getting hit that many times by a ball travelling 80-90+ miles per hour has to suck (to put it mildly).

If they got to throw a punch or two it might be worth the run in, but by time they got their both times the scuffle had been broken apart. Had they stayed in the bullpen thought they would have been bad teammates.

Talk about your no-win situation!

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