Quotes: Zack Greinke and Carlos Quentin almost brawled in 2009
Regarding Thursday night's intrigue, Zack Greinke had some interesting things to say back in 2009, when he and Carlos Quentin almost came to blows.
On the prior occasion, a pitch in the fourth inning got away from Greinke and plunked Quentin up and in. There was a brief flare-up, but home-plate ump Bill Hohn and catcher Miguel Olivo prevented any escalation.
"He had a reason for [being upset]," said Greinke of Quentin. "Any time you throw it that high, it's justified. You've got to be better than that and not pitch like that. You're going to make mistakes, but the last thing you want to do is hit someone where it could seriously hurt them. As soon as I let go of it, I was scared for him."
And here's what Quentin's then-manager, Ozzie Guillen, said at the time:
"Well, everybody that gets hit gets upset, especially when you aren't swinging the bat well and all of a sudden you get hit. That's part of the game. Carlos is a guy who is going to get hit a lot because he stands on top of the plate. I don't think it was intentional."
Greinke has been mum on what happened Thursday night in San Diego, but I'm guessing he'd have a less sympathetic take this time around.
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