This. Was. Insane. Zack Greinke had his left arm in a sling and a dazed look on his face as he told his side of the story. Barely two hours before, the $147-million Dodgers pitcher was injured in a wild fight with the San Diego Padres that didn’t even end when the game did.
Greinke broke his left collarbone in a bench-clearing brawl during Los Angeles’ 3-2 victory Thursday night, leaving the Dodgers so furious that Matt Kemp confronted Padres slugger Carlos Quentin nose-to-nose as the two were leaving Petco Park.
Juan Uribe’s pinch-hit home run in the eighth put the Dodgers ahead, two innings after Greinke hit Quentin on the left shoulder with a pitch.
The slugger started walking toward the mound and Greinke appeared to say something. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Quentin then charged the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner, who is 6-2 and 195 pounds. They dropped their shoulders and collided, and Quentin tackled the pitcher to the grass.
Kemp, one of four players ejected following the fight, found Quentin in the hallway near the players’ exit as they were leaving the ballpark after the game. The 6-foot-4, 214-pound Kemp briefly went nose-to-nose with Quentin before Padres pitcher Clayton Richard, who is 6-5 and 245 pounds, stepped between them. Police and security moved in to break it up. (Photos: Lenny Ignelzi/The Associated Press; Dennis Poroy/Getty Images)
Fury at Fontana: Poor Kyle Busch. He won the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, but no one really noticed.
Tony Stewart ran over to Joey Logano’s car and confronted him after the race, shoving the younger driver — who then threw a water bottle at Stewart, the veteran said — before teammates pulled them apart.
“It’s time he learns a lesson,” Stewart said. “He’s run his mouth long enough. … He’s nothing but a little rich kid that’s never had to work in his life, so he’s going to learn what us working guys who had to work our way up [know about] how it works.”
As for Busch …
“Oh, by the way, I won the race today. That might be a story. I’m sure it’s not, though.” Sad face. (Photo: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
The Blue Jays lost in more ways than one on Tuesday night. Brett Lawrie completely lost it on an umpire and got tossed from the game. Not before he thew his helmet at him, and all that other yelling stuff. We look at the key pitches that led to his meltdown.