The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres brought us our first bench-clearing brawl of the season on Thursday night, and things got very ugly. Zack Greinke suffered a broken collarbone after standing up to Carlos Quentin, who charged the mound when he was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning.
Thursday was the third time Greinke has hit Quentin in their careers, but Carlos was also hit a league-leading 17 times last season. It remains to be seen if the melee will spark a rivalry between the two teams throughout the course of the season, but the Dodgers official Twitter account did their part to stoke the fire after the game had ended.
See you on Monday in Los Angeles: twitter.com/Dodgers/status…
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 12, 2013
The confrontation reportedly continued after the game when Matt Kemp had some words for Quentin outside the locker rooms, which led to a number of fantastic memes. Between the Dodgers “Anchorman” tweet and all the entertaining memes, this has turned out to be a fun mess to follow. If only Greinke didn’t have to pay such a major price.
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