As Times Dodgers blogger Steve Dilbeck wrote earlier today,
"Understand this, the Dodgers would not have been happy about Zack Greinke getting hit by a pitch under any circumstances. In their baseball minds, the score had been settled. The Diamondbacks hit Yasiel Puig, and they responded by hitting Miguel Montero. All even.
“It really should have been over at the point,” said Manager Don Mattingly.
"But Ian Kennedy then hit Greinke. Pitchers don’t normally hit pitchers in these things. They’re sort of a protected animal. Like a goalie.
"Yet if the Dodgers were upset that Greinke was hit, what really got their emotions boiling was that like Puig – hit in the face (nose) – Kennedy’s pitch came at his head.
“I’ve never seen a pitcher throw at two different guys’ heads before,” said utility man Skip Schumaker. “It’s dangerous. It’s different if it’s a beanball war.
“I’ve been part of those before. I get it. It’s part of the game. I like it. It gets guys going, gets the fans fired up. I get all that. I love it. But when you start throwing at guys’ heads, that’s different.”
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