Massive Brawl Erupts During Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 Loss to the L.A. Dodgers
Screencaps via MLB Video The Diamondbacks and Dodgers do the man dance last night in L.A.
It was one of five back-and-forth beanings from Tuesday's game and caused all the bad mojo that had been simmering to boil over. Expletives were bellowed, seething fury was unleashed, punches were thrown, and a close to a half-dozen were ejected.
Oh, and the Diamondbacks also lost 5-3 to L.A.
All the beanings and brawling made for what will likely go down as the most infamous game of Arizona's 2013 campaign. Up until all the drama, things were developing into another close game between the Dodgers and D-backs. Grienke and Kennedy kept things scoreless (with the Arizona pitcher scattering four hits and notching six strikeouts when he wasn't plunking opposing players) with Jason Kubel ending the 0-0 situation with a two-run homer in the fifth.
And then shit really got real.
Grienke had nailed Cody Ross to start the fifth inning, which gave the Diamondbacks outfielder a free pass to first base prior to Kubel's jack.
That alone should've been revenge enough, but Kennedy decided to drill El Lay's Yasiel Puig in the nose (causing the rookie to collapse into the dirt and get checked out for a broken proboscis) in the sixth. In a bit of poetic justice, Andre Etheir followed things up with two-run moonshot to score Puig.
Again, that should've been enough, but Grienke obviously wanted even more payback and caromed a four-seam fastball off Miguel Montero's shoulder in the top of the seventh. Then came the bottom half of the frame and all the fisticuffs.
See video of the brawl on the next page.