Posted June 14, 2013

D’Backs’ Ian Kennedy to appeal 10-game suspension

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Ian Kennedy is appealing his 10-game suspension. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Ian Kennedy is appealing his 10-game suspension. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Ian Kennedy will appeal his 10-game suspension handed down by MLB for his involvement in the Diamondbacks-Los Angeles Dodgers bench-clearing brawl on Tuesday night, according to Fox Sports reporter Jack Magruder. Of the 12 players and coaches that were disciplined by MLB on Friday, Kennedy’s suspension received the lengthiest suspension.

Kennedy’s appeal, however, will allow him to make his scheduled start against the San Diego Padres on Sunday.

With a 1-2 count to Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, Kennedy hit Puig in the face in the sixth inning. The Dodgers retaliated when Zack Greinke drilled Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero in the back in the top of the 7th inning. When Greinke appeared to bat the next inning, Kennedy hit Greinke with a pitch above his shoulders which set off the bench-clearing brawl.

MLB suspended five players, two managers and fined four others for their participation in the brawl.


6 comments
MattBugaj
MattBugaj

So he's going to start against the Padres. Wouldn't Dodger fans love to see him bean Quentin, start a fight, and the both of them get injured and suspended? That's what God would do if he made sense. Don't get me wrong, I like God and all, but I have no explanation for why he's got me shut in with multiple sclerosis.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

What a loathsome little toad this guy is. He has the balls to appeal. You guys are dead on. 50 games or more would have been appropriate.

RobertSmith
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Kennedy threw at two players' heads, beaning one.  ON appeal, his suspension should be lengthened to 50 games.  Truth is, he should be out of baseball and tried for Attempted Homicide.  

James C
James C

@RobertSmith I'm not sure the first one was intentional. Watching that, I think it may have been a pitch that simple got away from him. The pitch that hit Greinke was not an accident and is why he deserved at least 25 games (5 starts). I think it is funny MLB suspends one of the players 5 games, but in reality suspends Kennedy only 2 since he only plays every 5 anyway. The actions of Kennedy were way more dangerous than those of anyone else involved that night. 

MikeHarrison
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@RobertSmith  

Exactly.  THis guy has got to be the biggest moron on the face of the earth right now.  He DELIBERATELY threw at his head, AFTER warnings had been issued.  Premeditated action.  Heck I thought 10 games was to low, should have been twice as long