Last night's Dodger game was just plain craziness. The most surprising aspect of the game between the Dodgers and Padres was Juan Uribe hitting the go-ahead home run in the 8th inning. Uribe being a Dodger hero, just for one night at least, was a shock to me and probably most Dodger fans as well. The second most surprising aspect of last night's Dodger game was a scumbag named Carlos Quentin charging the mound after getting plunked by Dodger starter Zack Geinke.
The Padres were down by a run in the 6th inning and Quentin was leading off. The count was full and Greinke ended up hitting Quentin. Instead of Quentin realizing the game situation, he took the beaning personal and thought there was some purposeful intent on Greinke's part. Quentin charged the mound and a brawl ensued. Greinke ended up breaking his collarbone in the scuffle because Quentin charged into him like a wild animal.
This is very bad news for the Dodgers. Greinke is the team's second best starting pitcher and was pitching a solid game last night before the dumbest man from Stanford decided to take a run at him. Greinke will probably miss at least a month and Quentin should receive a lengthy suspension.
This doesn't hurt the Padres as much because their aspirations this season is a 70 win campaign. Now, without Quentin in their line-up for a period of time may put the Padres at 68 wins this year. The Dodgers are geared for a playoff run and are contenders for a division title. Losing Greinke for several weeks will hurt the Dodgers and their playoff chances.
I was really at the point last night, of writing an even angrier and meaner post. I just wanted to rip into Quentin and slam the entire Padres organization. I am glad that I was able to sleep off some of my anger before writing up a post about the assault that Quentin committed. My anger has subsided slightly this afternoon. It will never completely disappear. Last night's game has made me hate the Padres for the first time in my life. I usually relegate all my baseball hatred to the Giants but, I guess I had a little extra hate in the tank to shift some over to the second tier franchise in San Diego.
Who knew that any baseball fan can actually feel animosity towards the little guys from a beach town? Padre fans probably never knew that a rivalry was actually part of the game of baseball. Now they should know that, pending on if Padre fans have any passion for their team or not.
The Dodgers and Padres meet again at Dodger Stadium early next week and the place should be a madhouse. I really hope Quentin plays in the series so, he can hear some verbal abuse from the rowdies in the outfield pavilions.
Before the Dodgers play the new hated ones, they travel to Arizona to play the Diamondbacks. Clayton Kershaw is on the mound tonight and will look to dominate. These green looking cards were sent to me by Roy from Plain Gray Swatch and I dig the the color scheme on these cards.
They both remind me of apple flavored jolly ranchers. When I get doubles of these cards, I will bite into one just to see if they taste like sour apple.
Seeing cards of Kershaw, makes me a little happier and slightly less angry. If Kershaw dominates tonight and makes the D-Backs look like chumps, then I will feel even better.
This incident between Greinke and Quentin will make me feel bitterness for awhile. This brawl does give me a new found hatred of the Padres. It also makes Quentin a new villain in Dodger lore. Welcome to the scumbag club of trash, Quentin.