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LAst Night's Action: Crazy Dodgers-Padres Rumble In San Diego
San Diego Fireworks. As we say in media circles, sh*t just got real. In the bottom of the sixth inning of what would be a Dodgers win over the Padres (3-2; see scoreboard below), Zack Greinke hit Carlos Quentin with a pitch. A brawl erupted.
According to the official box score, Quentin, Matt Kemp and Jerry Hairston, Jr. were ejected. Greinke left due an injury which we have found out was a broken collarbone. (Reminder: his contract is worth $147 million). But it wasn't over.
After the game, it wasn't like Prince Fielder charging to get into the Dodger clubhouse, but reporters were around for some postgame pleasantries.
As Quentin walked into the parking lot, Kemp told him, "We'll see, bitch."— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) April 12, 2013
Matt Kemp and Carlos Quentin exchanged angry words in the clubhouse tunnel moments ago, being separated by teammates.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) April 12, 2013
But there were some niceties.
The Dodgers have a three-game series against the Padres at home starting on Monday.
Some Padres fans were happy that their team beat up the Dodgers. I guess they didn't see the final score.
By the way, Juan Uribe is the home run leader for the Dodgers.
LA Dodgers defeat San Diego Padres 3-2.
W: Matt Guerrier (1-0, 13.50 ERA). L: Luke Gregerson (1-1, 2.25 ERA). S: Kenley Jansen (1).
Zack Greinke: 5IP, 5H, 1ER, 1BB, 4K, 1WP, 1HBP, 88 pitches/50 strikes.
Jason Marquis: 5IP, 7H, 2ER, 4BB, 5K, 1HR, 102 pitches/54 strikes.
HR: Dodgers - Adrian Gonzalez (1), Juan Uribe (2); Padres - None.
LA Kings defeat Colorado Avalanche 3-2 (SO)
LA: Jeff Carter (24, 5:27 1st PP), Mike Richards (10, 7:14 1st).
COL: Paul Stastny (9, 16:22 2nd), Patrick Bordeleau (1, 5:05 3rd).
Saves: Jonathan Quick (LA) - 26; Sami Aittokallio (COL) - 23, Jean-Sebastien Giguere (COL) - 12.
Oakland Athletics defeat LA Angels 8-1.
W: A.J. Griffin (2-0, 1.93 ERA). L: Jason Vargas (0-1, 4.76 ERA).
Jason Vargas: 5.2IP, 10H, 5ER, 3BB (1IBB), 4K, 1HR, 102 pitches/57 strikes.
A.J. Griffin: 8IP, 5H, 1ER, 1BB, 2K, 110 pitches/73 strikes.
HR: Angels - ; Athletics - Josh Donaldson (1), Yeonis Cespedes (3)
NBA Western Conference
1. Oklahoma City Thunder 58-21
2. San Antonio Spurs 57-21 (1/2 game back)
3. Denver Nuggets 54-24 (3 1/2)
4. LA Clippers 52-26 (5 1/2)
5. Memphis Grizzlies 53-25 (4 1/2)
6. Golden State Warriors 45-34 (13)
7. Houston Rockets 44-34 (13 1/2)
8. Los Angeles Lakers 42-37 (16)
9. Utah Jazz 41-38 (17)
NHL Western Conference
1. Chicago Blackhawks 30-5-4 (64 points)
2. Anaheim Ducks 27-9-5 (59)
3. Vancouver Canucks 23-11-6 (52)
4. Los Angeles Kings 23-14-4 (50)
5. San Jose Sharks 21-12-7 (49)
6. St. Louis Blues 23-14-2 (48)
7. Minnesota Wild 22-16-2 (46)
8. Detroit Red Wings 19-15-6 (44)