Zack Greinke Broke His Collarbone On This Carlos Quentin Mound-Charge/Bench-Clearing Brawl, Because He Has No Idea How To Fight
April 12 / Matt Rudnitsky / SportsGrid
Los Angeles Dodgers star pitcher Zack Greinke has hit San Diego Padres non-star-hitter Carlos Quentin three times. The third time was last night, and it led to a bench-clearing brawl. Greinke says it wasn't intentional, but that won't heal his collarbone. Quentin charged the mound with Ray Lewisian intensity, and Greinke tried to absorb the hit with his shoulder, which was a bad, bad, idea.
That would be a fractured collarbone (on his non-throwing arm), and that would be bad.
No timetable has been announced, but an injury like that typically takes six-to-eight weeks to rehab. The clash continued after the game. Matt Kemp faced off with Quentin and Padres teammate Clayton Richard while leaving the stadium, and both sides pointed blame at each other during interviews.
Matt Kemp and Quentin had to be separated by police, after the game. We feel for Greinke, really. But he should really understand that taking a 6-foot-4, 240lb. man's entire charge with his shoulder is a bad, bad idea. This should make for a fun rivalry.