Right hander Zack Greinke broke his left collar bone Thursday night during the Dodgers 3-2 win over the Padres. The winged right hander suffered the injury during an ugly brawl on the mound in the bottom of the sixth inning. The injury took place after Greinke unintentionally plunked Carlos Quentin in the arm with a pitch. Quentin charged the mound, and collided with Greinke’s left shoulder, before tackling him to the ground. This resulted in a benches clearing brawl which lasted for an undetermined amount of time.
Our beautiful 147 million dollar prize, Birdman Zack Greinke was injured during the cowardly attack by San Diego thug Carlos Quentin. During the bottom of the sixth inning, with the Dodgers leading 2-1, Greinke accidentally plunked Quentin with a 3-2 pitch. The pitch lightly bounced off of his arm. it was nothing. The attack was totally uncalled for. Quentin turned like he was going to trot down to first, then all of a sudden, he lost his mind. After all when something is that small it is easy to lose.
Quentin suddenly and violently charged the mound, running at poor Greinke. All Birdman could do was protect his pitching shoulder, and prepare for the collision. Greinke turned his non-pitching shoulder towards Quentin, who collided with Greinke, before tackling him to the ground. The benches cleared, and the Dodgers did all they could to protect their teammate. Once the fray was cleared on the field, we saw Greinke walking off into the clubhouse with head trainer Sue falsone, and we feared the worst.
After the game it was announced by the club, that Greinke has a fractured left collar bone that was suffered from the collision. That’s the official diagnosis, as Greinke was seen wearing a sling in the clubhouse after the game. We won’t know how long Greinke will be out, but it appears it could be at least 4-6 weeks. Greinke was making just his second start with the Dodgers. Greinke who battled a sore elbow during spring training, has only been on the disabled list during the season once before.
Manager Don Mattingly was not happy about the incident and injury to Greinke, and made his voice heard during the postgame press conference.
He should not play a game until Greinke can pitch. If he plays before Greinke pitches, something is wrong
Greinke will have his shoulder evaluated in Los Angeles on Friday. Until then we wait for further information.