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 one start.
Baseball, however, follows precedent in such matters, knowing that appeals are inevitable. And based on precedent, 10 games for a pitcher actually is quite harsh.
The last pitcher suspended for 10 games was the Kansas City Royals Runelvys Hernandez in 2005; he hit three batters, including the Tigers Carlos Guillen in the head.
The Diamondbacks Miguel Batista also was suspended 10 games in 2003 for throwing a baseball at the Cardinals Tino Martinez as Martinez charged the mound.
Why five games for the Diamondbacks Eric Hinske?
This one is interesting. Hinske was not ejected. On initial view...