The Dodgers-Padres Fight Featured A Single, Clearly-At-Fault Jackass

And he’s not the one with a broken collarbone.

1. In the sixth inning of last night’s Dodgers-Padres game, Los Angeles pitcher Zack Greinke plunked San Diego’s Carlos Quentin on the elbow. The game was close and the count had been 3-2 — not typically intentional-beanball time.

2. Well, Quentin charged the mound and started an all-out brawl.

3. Upon impact, Quentin broke Greinke’s collarbone.

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4. Soon enough, both benches and bullpens were cleared.

5. Greinke’s broken collarbone will likely sideline him for about two months.

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6. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly: “[Quentin] should not play a game until Greinke can pitch.”

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7. Greinke: “He always seems to think I’m hitting him on purpose, but that’s not the case.”

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8. Quentin: “Myself and Greinke have a history. It dates back a few years.”

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9. The only problem with Quentin’s rationale is he’s always getting hit. He crowds the plate and leads all of baseball in hit-by-pitches since 2009 — by a wide margin.

10. Regardless, there was no earthly reason for Greinke to hit him, given that the game was close and any extra baserunner could’ve decided the outcome.

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13. No matter the angle, it wasn’t a pretty sight.

14. After the game, Dodger Matt Kemp confronted Quentin in the stadium tunnel and was stopped by Padres pitcher Clayton Richard from igniting another go-around.

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15. But the whole brouhaha did prompt one of the greatest mic-drops in the history of people dropping recording equipment.

16. Here’s the entire fight from start to finish.

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