Post-Fight Press Conference Notes from Don Mattingly and Zack Greinke

After the Dodgers got their 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers kept their word to release all news and debriefings following the game with Manager Don Mattingly at the mic. The summary from what was said at the press conference:

  • Zack Greinke suffered a broken left collarbone — that news from GM Ned Coletti
  • Grienke will see doctors in LA tomorrow, will get timeline then
  • Mattingly says Carlos Quentin shouldn’t play until Grienke pitches again
  • Says Carlos Quentin had “zero understanding of the game of baseball” in that context of a 3-2 pitch in a 2-1 game
  • Mattingly not sure what Hairston was saying to the Padres’ Baker
  • Once Grienke was hurt, and Matt Kemp knew about it, “he lost it”
  • Per Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA, Jerry Hairston heard someone on the Padres making fun of Zack’s hurt shoulder, then “he lost it”
  • Greinke said, “[Quentin] always seems to think I’m hitting you on purpose… I didn’t hit him on purpose”
  • Greinke believes his collarbone broke in the collision
  • Greinke says, “I don’t know anyone that’s hit him on purpose before… I think it’s just a ploy [Quentin] uses to try to get pitchers to pitch outside”

The manager understandably upset that he lost their #2 starter, and tomorrow we’ll probably find out how long Grienke will be out. The Padres and Dodgers will see each other 16 more times this season.


One comment

  1. Al

    Quentin needs anger management classes. Absolutely must not be allowed to play till Grienke can pitch. Should be fined as well. That was very childish. Is that his way to get on base? Looked like he turned into the pitch, instead of away. Really sad day…

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