Found June 13, 2013 on
Midwest Sports Fans:
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks got into a bean-ball war on Tuesday night, and that led to two benches-clearing standoffs, one of which turned into a brawl. Any hopes that cooler heads would prevail after a day have gone right out the window.
The Dodgers are still upset about the fight, as they feel Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy intentionally threw at the heads of rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig and pitcher Zack Greinke. The pitch to Puig glanced off his shoulder and grazed his nose, while Greinke had a ball deflect off his helmet and hit his left shoulder. After Greinke was hit, a brawl ensued that saw six players and coaches ejected.
In between those two incidents, Greinke hit Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero in the back, which prompted the first benches-clearing standoff.
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw said the team is upset because if Puig and Greinke hadn’t reacted fast enough, both could have ended up in the hospital.
“Do I think Kennedy hit Puig on purpose? No. But the fact that he’s a professional pitcher and he’s throwing at faces. Then to do it again in Zack’s face, there’s no place for that. If you can’t throw inside, don’t go there.”
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly had the following to say about the incident:
“Anything like that is going to leave a lot of taste in people’s mouths…The second ball (to Greinke) is no doubt intentional. That’s two balls thrown last night that could have ended guys’ careers.”
Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson denied that Kennedy was head-hunting Greinke saying, “That’s not our intent.”
I thought Kennedy hitting Puig was an accident, you can tell by his reaction that the pitch got away from him. And the Dodgers believe that after Montero was hit, the score was settled and things were even. I agree with that as well. Kennedy then going up high and hitting Greinke was uncalled for and it should result in a lengthy suspension.
Something tells me these two division rivals will have another incident at some point this season.
Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario put it bluntly when he said, “It’s not done.”
*Originally posted on Rumors and Rants
The post Los Angeles Dodgers still upset at Arizona Diamondbacks after brawl appeared first on Midwest Sports Fans.
BEST OF MAXIM
Upon further review regarding the Dodgers-Diamondbacks melee, I'm more worried about Yasiel Puig, less worried about Zack Greinke and astonished that baseball doesn't ban bench-clearing brawls.
I'm more worried about Puig, not only because he injured his throwing (punching?) shoulder in Tuesday night's donnybrook, but also because was out of control during the fight...
Not His Year
"If he doesn't do that, he loses a lot of respect in the clubhouse. It's more dangerous for him not to do that than to do that." - Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, about starting pitcher Zack Greinke hitting Miguel Montero in retaliation for DBack pitcher Ian Kennedy hitting Yusiel Puig
I realize it's been a long season, and you are...
Ian Kennedy hit Yasiel Puig and Zack Greinke with pitches, sparking a heated brawl that involved players and coaches and resulted in five ejections in a game in which the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 Tuesday night.
Kennedy, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson and coach Turner Ward, along with Puig and Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire were ejected...
Things could get ugly soon in this Dodgers- Arizona Diamondbacks game as the LA’s new superstar, Yasiel Puig, was drilled in the face by a 92 mph pitch by Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy. Puig managed to stay in the game but probably not something LA management and Dodgers retail stores will ever want to see.
Next inning: Greinke retaliates and ends up hitting Miguel Montero.
The Dodgers and the Diamondbacks had a mini brawl on Tuesday night. The meleé was a result of two Dodgers players being hit with pitches. Rookie, Yasiel Puig was at bat when he was hit in the face with a pitch during the sixth inning by Ian Kennedy. Later, starter Zack Greinke was hit with a high pitch.
Six players and coaches were ejected before the Dodgers rallied to beat...
As far as baseball brawls go Tuesday night's up-close-and-personal between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks was a pro-wrestling cage fight.
First, Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig was plunked by a pitch in the face by Ian Kennedy then, after Zack Greinke plunked Miguel Montero, Kennedy plunked Greinke high on the shoulder with a 92 mph fastball setting off a seventh...
The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Tuesday night after a heated brawl involving players and coaches ensued, resulting in six ejections. Diamondbacks’ Ian Kennedy hit Dodgers star rookie Yasiel Puig in the face with a pitch in the bottom of the sixth. In the top of the seventh, starter Zack Greinke hit Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero in...
Don’t mess with a $147 million pitcher. There will be retaliation.
Before Diamondbacks starting pitcher Ian Kennedy hit counterpart Dodgers starter Zack Greinke, three other batters had been hit in Tuesday night’s contest between Arizona and Los Angeles. When Kennedy threw one up and in that plunked Greinke high on the shoulder, well, that was all it took.
Arizona’s Cody Ross...
The Dodgers remained upset Wednesday about their brawl with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and much of their ire was directed toward pitcher Ian Kennedy.
Kennedy hit Los Angeles rookie Yasiel Puig and pitcher Zack Greinke with high pitches Tuesday night, and a day later the Dodgers were still taking exception to where they were thrown.
''Anything like that is going to leave...
You want answers, Ive got answers, courtesy of sources familiar with the suspensions that baseball issued Friday for the Dodgers-Diamondbacks brawl.
Why only 10 games for Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy?
Kennedy threw at Zack Greinkes head after the umpires issued warnings to both clubs. Its certainly fair to ask why Kennedys penalty likely will amount to him missing only...
SAN DIEGO -- The mood in the Diamondbacks clubhouse was one of disbelief bordering on anger after Ian Kennedy and Eric Hinske received the most serious suspensions from Tuesday's massive brawl with the Dodgers.
Kennedy was suspended for 10 games and Hinske for five, while Dodgers players J.P. Howell and Skip Schumaker were suspended for two games apiece. Kennedy and Hinske plan...
There was a pretty crazy brawl during the Diamondbacks-Dodgers game last night. The issues erupted in the sixth inning, after Ian Kennedy hit Yasiel Puig in the face. Zack Greinke retaliated by hitting Miguel Montero, and that should have been that after the benches cleared. But in the bottom of the seventh, Kennedy threw at Greinke's head, and all hell broke loose. Puig, Kennedy...
Atlanta Braves rookie Evan Gattis has had a storybook start to his major league career. Gattis has 14 home runs in only 156 at bats and is tied for the Braves team lead with Justin Upton, even though he has 68 fewer at bats. He is also second on the team in RBI with 37, only 6 behind team leader, Freddie Freeman. Freeman has had 43 more at bats than Gattis. Gattis is sixth...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In a game highlighted by a heated brawl in the seventh inning that involved both players and coaches, Tim Federowicz hit a go-ahead three-run double in the eighth inning to help the Dodgers rally for 5-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
Arizona starter Ian Kennedy, manager Kirk Gibson and coach Turner Ward along with Los Angeles rookie Yasiel Puig...