VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Fantasy Sports
More
Betting Tools

 
Quentin charges Greinke after being hit by pitch

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Padres slugger Carlos Quentin rushed the mound and wrestled Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke to the ground after getting hit by a pitch Thursday night, leading to a bench-clearing brawl between the teams.

Advertisement
After he was plunked on the left shoulder in the sixth inning, Quentin started walking toward the mound. Greinke appeared to say something and Quentin then charged the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner.

They dropped their shoulders and collided, and Quentin tackled the pitcher to the grass. Both ended up on the bottom of a huge scrum as players from both sides ran onto the field and jumped in.

When they finally were pulled apart, Quentin was led off the field by teammate Mark Kotsay. Greinke walked off toward the Dodgers' dugout, his uniform top disheveled.

After the teams started clearing the field, Jerry Hairston Jr. came running across the field yelling and pointing at someone in the San Diego dugout and had to be restrained.

Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp also was livid, perhaps in part because Padres starter Jason Marquis threw a high-and-tight pitch to him in the first inning.

The benches and bullpens emptied again, leading to pushing and shoving. But it did not appear any punches were thrown.

Quentin was hit by a pitch above the right wrist by Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario on Tuesday and had to leave the game.

Greinke plunked Quentin once in 2008 and once in 2009 when both were in the American League, according to STATS.

Quentin has been hit by pitches 116 times in his career, including an AL-high 23 times in 2011. Greinke has hit 46 batters since his big league debut in 2004.

Quentin, Kemp and Hairston were ejected. Los Angeles reliever Chris Capuano was given all the time he needed to warm up when play finally resumed after a delay of about 15 minutes, indicating Greinke left with an injury.

Greinke lowered his left (non-throwing) shoulder into Quentin and took the brunt of the blow as they collided. Greinke joined the Dodgers as a free agent in the offseason, signing a $147 million, six-year contract.

Greinke missed time during spring training with a tender right elbow. Quentin was slowed by a balky right knee after having offseason surgery.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Lawrence: April Pitchers Report
Yankees hold off Red Sox, 3-1
Pirates edge Cubs, avoid sweep
Paxton, Mariners blank Tigers, 8-0
Franco lifts Phillies past Marlins, 7-4
Indians edge Astros, 'over' cashes
Quintana, White Sox top Royals 5-2
Brewers dice up Reds, 'over' connects
Mets push Syndergaard to Thursday
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Hot Streaks
8-0 L8, 17-3 +1,583 This Year
9-1, +800 MLB Last 4 Days
10-3 +705 L2 Days, 16-7 G-Plays
7-0, +741 L7 MLB Streak
8-3 +577 L4 Days, 15-5 G-Plays
10-3 L3 Days, 26-11 +1,571 L37
14-5 L19 Totals, 12-6 L18 Picks
12-8 +578 L20 Picks, +1,557 TY
6-3, +273 L9 Selections
4-1, +322 L5 Guarantees
4-2, +198 L6 MLB Picks
17-9 L26 Over/Under Plays
4-1, +300 Last 4 Days
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2017 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Joe Nelson + 1583
Kevin Rogers + 1557
Alex Smart + 832
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 991
Joe Nelson + 990
Joe Williams + 579
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 964
Alex Smart + 655
Joe Nelson + 500
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Doc's Sports + 1027
Gary Bart + 915
Joe Nelson + 759
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 773
Doc's Sports + 694
Kevin Rogers + 581
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Joe Nelson + 619
Kevin Rogers + 546
Scott Rickenbach + 513
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership