Uh oh. Major League Baseball is not going to take too kindly to Carlos Quentin‘s actions as he started a crazy brawl Thursday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. I didn’t see the game personally so I don’t know if anything happened prior, but Zack Greinke hit Quentin with a pitch and then Quentin charged the mound. Greinke was taken down and it turns out he has a broken collarbone, which means he’ll spend the next 6-9 weeks on the DL. My assumption is that it was an accident, not an intentional bean ball as not many guys throw at hitters when the count is full at 3-2.
This is a really tough blow for the Dodgers as Greinke was expected to cement the top of their rotation. With him being out, they could be in the market for a starting pitcher in the tough NL West.
Hitting guys are part of the game. Quentin stands on top of the plate and the pitcher has to pitch inside to a guy like that. Intentional or not, starting a brawl because of your own stance is pretty ridiculous and I can see a lengthy suspension for Quentin for not only starting the brawl, but starting a brawl that led to a pretty severe injury for a top player.
We’ll see what happens moving forward but this is a major blow for a team with heavy playoff hopes. We’ll continue to update you on this story on Rantsports.com.