Tuesday, June 11, 2013

What a Wild Game - Some Game Videos

I really don't want to spend too much time with words, so instead I'll put up a couple of videos.

Below is Ian Kennedy hitting Yaiel Puig on the head in the 6th inning.  It was a dangerous pitch.

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As you can see, Ian Kennedy looked disappointed in himself for throwing that pitch.  So, I doubt it was a purpose pitch.

On the other hand, Greinke's pitch the following inning that hit Miguel Montero on the numbers was clearly done in retaliation.  Both benches were warned, and you would figure that would be the end of it.  Below is a video.

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But no, this is the 2013 Dodger season.  So, naturally Ian Kennedy felt it necessary to bean Greinke.  Not on the numbers, mind you, but Kennedy purposefully tried to hit Greinke in the head.  The benches clear and punches were thrown.  Watch the video below.  (check that, click the video below to watch it at MLB.com)

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As it happens, the Dodgers pulled out a victory with some timely hitting in their bottom half of the 8th inning.

Wow!  This has been some crazy season.

At last count, Puig, Ian Kennedy, Mark McGwire and Kirk Gibson were sent to the showers.

UPDATE:  I just thought I'd add that considering Ian Kennedy's (retaliation) pitch was aimed at an opposing players head, I believe he should receive the brunt of any penalties involved. It's one thing to purposefully hit a guy from the numbers down, but when you go for the noggin' then the penalty must be severe.

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