Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/12/13
The Los Angeles Dodgers' $147 million investment in Zack Greinke was put at risk Thursday night because of an apparent grudge going back to a Kansas City Royals-Chicago White Sox rivalry. San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin charged the mound after Greinke hit him with a 3-2 pitch as the leadoff batter in the sixth inning of a 2-1 game, igniting a benches-clearing melee. Greinke almost certainly wasn't trying to hit Quentin on purpose, given the count and closeness of the game. Apparently that didn't matter to Quentin -- who has a long memory. The two used to see one another frequently in the American League Central. In fact, Quentin has faced Greinke more often than all but two pitchers -- Justin Verlander and Nick Blackburn. Quentin entered the night with a .250 batting average in his career against Greinke (6-for-24). Greinke also hit Quentin with two pitches. That didn't put Greinke in exclusive company. Before Thursday, 14 other pitchers had hit Quentin twice. Blackb...
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