Puig,Greinke And Montero All Beaned In Nasty Bean Ball Affair

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
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Zack Greinke and his Los Angeles Dodger cohorts once again found themselves embroiled in a bean ball and bench clearing affair with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The animosity was keyed off when Yasiel Puig was beaned in the helmet on a high heater from Ian Kennedy. The pitch seemed to graze the nose of Puig who remained in the game.

Following the Puig beaning, Greinke then retaliated by grooving a fast ball into the back of Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero. The benches cleared but calmer heads prevailed and order was restored.

The madness did not stop there as Zack Greinke was then beaned in the helmet in a nasty attempt to injure. This incited another bench clearing brawl that saw Mark McGwire get hot under the collar with the Diamondbacks coaching staff. Puig  also got involved and was later ejected for his involvement in the altercation.

Dodgers fans went to a baseball game and a hockey game broke out.

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  • Russ

    The hit on Puig was on a 1-2 count, set up onside low, the ball could have just been a mistaken misplaced pitch. But it wasn’t intentional to me. The Montero was clearly aimed at him. It was clear as day. If it was retailition for game played weeks eairlier. too bad, they had 2 games before this to do so thus they clearly lost the right to do so. So Kennady took it to the pitcher who did it. Go cry me a river if you think the D-Backs was too rough. To answer your question on who fault it was. it was the dodgers. They are too thin-skinned and and too much of a crybaby oer what happened weeks ago.

    • David Culver

      Russ, I don’t think I could have stated it better. 🙂

      Kennedy has had trouble with locations this year, and the Puig hit was definitely unintentional.

      Greinke was definitely intentional in his throw, and Kennedy paid him back.

      Look at the fights that have happened this year… mainly occur in Dodgers games. I mean come on, they got in a fight with the Padres, a team no one hates.

  • zef

    Love this game. America’s Past Time. Don’t care who started it. Don’t care who got hit. Players supporting there teammates. Comradery, pride, respect. Alot of people don’t get it. When it is all over. You will always remember those that had your back.

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