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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 a lot of taste in people's mouths,'' manager Don Mattingly said.
Mattingly said he doesn't think Kennedy hit Puig deliberately. The ball deflected off the young slugger's shoulder and grazed his nose.
The pitch from Kennedy to Greinke deflected off his helmet and struck his upper left shoulder.
''The second ball is no doubt intentional,'' Mattingly said. ''That's two balls thrown last night that could have ended guys' careers.''
Arizona manager Kirk Gibson repeated his earlier denial that Kennedy was head-hunting Greinke.
BEST OF MAXIM
Ian Kennedy's four-strike strikeout of Yasiel Puig.
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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.
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IT'S AN OUTRAGE
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