Korean pop star PSY was at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night so it was fitting that countryman Hyun-Jin Ryu found his own rhythm early.
Ryu had a career-best 12 strikeouts in six innings and Hanley Ramirez homered in his first start of the season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Ryu gave his game-worn jersey to PSY after the game. (Photos: Mark J. Terrill/The Associated Press)
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)
He’s here: Bryce Harper made his much-anticipated debut for the Washington Nationals on Saturday night against the Dodgers in Los Angeles, showcasing his ample talent and, uh, interesting hair.
Photos: Alex Gallardo/Reuters