Originally posted on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 4/12/13

As most of you have probably heard by now, the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers got into a pretty serious brawl during their game Thursday night. When all was said and done, three players had been ejected and Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke had suffered a broken collarbone that will keep him out at least two months. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Padres slugger Carlos Quentin stood in to face Greinke. On a 3-2 pitch with no outs, the Dodgers’ hurler threw up and in and hit Quentin on his left arm. San Diego’s left fielder didn’t take kindly to that and took a few steps in front of home plate as he stared at the 29-year-old righty. Then Greinke said something that clearly set Quentin off, and he charged the mound. The 195-pound Greinke braced himself and lowered his left shoulder into the 240-pound Quentin and the two collided in front of the mound. Then both benches emptied, as did the bullpens and play was halted for 13 minutes. Several other little fights broke out in different spots but eventually order was restored. When the dust settled, Quentin was ejected along with Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. Reports on whether or not Greinke was officially ejected are mixed, but he left the game anyway, as the collision left him injured. After being evaluated it was announced that the man who signed a six-year, $147 million contract with the Dodgers this offseason would be out at least two months with a broken collarbone. Social media seems mixed on who should be blamed for this brawl, but many feel Quentin had no right to be upset. But that doesn’t take into account that he and Greinke have a long history together from their days in the American League. This was the third time the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner has plunked Quentin. Also, during a game in 2009 Greinke brushed Quentin back with a pitch at his head, before hitting him in the back later in the game. Quentin was also hit by a pitch during Tuesday’s game with the Dodgers and many feared he had broken his wrist after that incident. Clearly he was fed up of being hit by the Dodgers and Greinke. For me, the moral of the story is this: if you’re a 195-pound pitcher and you’re going to throw inside on a 240-pound former high school football star, don’t say anything after you hit him. And if said gigantic dude decides to charge the mound anyway? Run. Run like the wind. The Dodgers won Thursday night’s game 3-2, but losing Greinke for a significant chunk of the season is going to sting. After what happened Thursday night you can bet we’ll see some fireworks when the two teams next meet on Monday in Los Angeles.

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