Dodgers Still Furious After Brawl With D’Backs
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers are still upset a day after their brawl with the Arizona Diamondbacks, with much of their ire directed toward pitcher Ian Kennedy.
Kennedy hit Los Angeles rookie Yasiel Puig and pitcher Zack Greinke with high pitches, and a day later the Dodgers were still taking exception to where they were thrown.
Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly says he doesn’t think Kennedy hit Puig deliberately. The ball deflected off the young slugger’s shoulder and grazed his nose. But Mattingly said Kennedy meant to hit Greinke. The ball deflected off his helmet and struck his upper left shoulder.
The teams met in the series finale on Wednesday night, one night after their nasty fight led to six ejections.
No discipline by Major League Baseball was expected to be announced until at least Thursday.