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.”