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

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

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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.

Greinke: "He always seems to think I'm hitting him on purpose, but that's not the case."

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Quentin: "Myself and Greinke have a history. It dates back a few years."

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A lot of sports fights involve small mutual disputes getting out of hand, but not this one. And after the game, the response from sportswriters was swift and damning.

Terrible, awful, no good, very bad news about Greinke. What Quentin did was unjustified and should be dealt with swiftly.

Terrible, awful, no good, very bad news about Greinke. What Quentin did was unjustified and should be dealt with swiftly.-- Wendy Thurm

Carlos Quentin is a punk. No excuse for what he did tonight.

Carlos Quentin is a punk. No excuse for what he did tonight.-- Adam Jacobi

Here's the entire fight from start to finish.

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