Dodgers seeking revenge against Diamondbacks’ Ian Kennedy
The Dodgers are upset after Kennedy set off a benches-clearing brawl during last night’s 5-3 loss after he hit Dodgers rightfielder Yasiel Puig in the face in the sixth inning.
That came on a 1-2 count with one out and the bases empty and Arizona leading 2-0. Puig stayed in the game and then Andre Ethier followed with a game-tying home run.
Greinke was then hit in the left shoulder by the first pitch he saw from Kennedy in the bottom of the seventh, a fastball headed straight for his head.
“You hit our guy, we hit yours, that’s the way it should be,” Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz said to the Los Angeles Times. “But [Kennedy] took it another level, so we’ll see him next time. I hope we face him next time.”
“It’s different if it’s a beanball war,” Dodgers utility man Skip Schumaker said. “I’ve been a part of those before. I get it. It’s a part of the game. I liked it. It gets guys going. It gets the fans fired up. I get all that. I love it. But when you start throwing at guys’ heads, it’s a different story.”