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Dodgers lash out on Twitter after brawl with Padres

DodgerTweetSAN DIEGO — A brawl that injured Dodger’s pitcher Zack Greinke Thursday night quickly moved from the playing field to social media.

Greinke, the Dodgers’ $147-million starting pitcher, left Thursday’s game after the ruckus in the bottom of the sixth inning with a broken collarbone.

The clash erupted Thursday night in the sixth inning in the finale of a three-game series, when Greinke threw a pitch that hit Padres slugger Carlos Quentin on the left shoulder.

Quentin, a former football player who had been hit by Greinke’s pitches on several prior occasions, started walking toward the mound, then charged and tackled the rival player after the latter apparently made some sort of comment.

Following the melee, which lasted several minutes, Quentin and three Dodgers were ejected. Play eventually resumed with no further scuffling, and the Los Angeles team went on to a 3-2 victory.

After the game, star Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp confronted Quentin and Padres pitcher Clayton Richard in a walkway underneath the ballpark, Mayer said. An SDPD sergeant intervened, along with security personnel, and the players their separate ways following an angry exchange of words.

Despite that incident, police had no plans to get involved with the feud and were referring all inquiries to both teams and to the Major League Baseball commissioner’s office, according to Mayer.

Late Thursday night, the Dodger’s tweeted “You stay classy San Diego” from their twitter account with a photo of Will Ferrell from the movie “Anchorman.”

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8 Comments to “Dodgers lash out on Twitter after brawl with Padres”

    dj said:
    April 12, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Greinke said something before q charged, plain and simple. Q stayed classy untill greinke opened his mouth. His inrerview showed everything by him denying and not once making eye contact.

      Rob said:
      April 12, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      That's pathetic. So is Quentin. Everything would have been fine if he just went to first base. Other pitchers in the league have hit Quentin 3 and 4 times as well. He crowds the plate. He led the league in getting hit last season and he only played in 86 games. He's a prick. Love the Padres but that was stupid. I hope the MLB suspends him for a couple weeks at least.

    Julianna t said:
    April 12, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Hahahahahahan gotta love San Diego

    KARINA said:
    April 12, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    LOVE SAN DIEGO we stay as classy as you come at us ;) Dirty Dodgers

    scott said:
    April 12, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    San Diego is classy and Smell A will never be classy! EFF the Dodgers and LA! GO Padres!

    Guest92251 said:
    April 12, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    What happened to good sportsmanlike conduct? And what kind of example are we setting for our children? Even if the pitcher made a comment, be a grown up and take your base.

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