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Chris Capuano aggravated calf injury sprinting to Greinke-Quentin incident

Apr 18, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

Chris Capuano AP

Zack Greinke‘s fractured collarbone wasn’t the only injury suffered during last week’s Dodgers-Padres dust-up.

Chris Capuano was placed on the disabled list yesterday with a strained calf and the left-hander revealed that what was a minor injury got aggravated when all hell broke loose after Carlos Quentin charged the mound on Greinke.

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Capuano made the calf injury worse by sprinting in from the bullpen to join the fracas. That didn’t stop him from relieving Greinke and didn’t even stop him from starting in Greinke’s place Tuesday, but it went horribly and Capuano exited after allowing five runs in two innings.

“During the fight, I definitely felt the calf was sore,” Capuano told Gurnick. “I pitched in that game and didn’t feel it, but probably from the adrenaline of pitching.” And now he’s on the DL with what’s being called a partial calf tear, opening the door for Ted Lilly to rejoin the Dodgers’ rotation.

  1. missthemexpos - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Time for a forward thinking baseball G.M. to bring in a a retired N.H.L. goon or two to spring training and go over the finer points of participating in a brawl so that no players have to go on the DL as a result of these situations.

    • gloccamorra - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:40 AM

      What does a NHL goon know about sprinting in from the bullpen?

      • missthemexpos - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:50 AM

        Great question, rather than sprint all the way to the mound (and risk a partial calf tear), the NHL goon would immediately be wanting to challenge players from the other teams bullpen and get a secondary brawl going in the outfield. Much more entertaining for the fans!

  2. randygnyc - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    More fallout from greinke’s reckless behavior.

    • dondada10 - Apr 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM

      You can’t be serious. You Carlos Quentin Truthers are nuts..

      • paperlions - Apr 18, 2013 at 12:22 PM

        Nah, he’s just an idiot.

      • evanwins - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:09 PM

        Sure. Anyone who has any thoughts that don’t exactly mimic yours is obviously an idiot.

        There was a lot of that in 1940’s Germany too.

        As far as the actual topic goes, maybe if Greinke doesn’t egg Quentin on than he’s pitching, and Capuano’s pitching out of the pen. Greinke’s mouth wrote a check his ass couldn’t cash.

        I mean, of course Quentin was supposed to meekly walk away after Greinke yelled at him, right? I know you are a pussy (paperlions too) but real men don’t take kindly to that.

        It appears you know nothing about baseball AND being a man. You should cheek out some knitting websites or something more in tune with your personality type.

      • Alex K - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:32 PM

        So because you don’t charge someone to fight if they yell something at you you’re a “pussy”? I’m going to go ahead and disagree with you. Greinke’s not 100% faultless because he yelled at Quentin after he hit him, but charging the mound doesn’t mean Quentin is some type of “real man”.

        If not wanting to fight and avoiding it if at all possible make me a “pussy” then I’ll gladly be a “pussy”

    • Alex K - Apr 18, 2013 at 12:24 PM

      You’re right. It’s totally reckless to accidentally hit a batter that crowds the plate on a 3-2 pitch.

      • evanwins - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:10 PM

        No, but yelling at him afterwards is. He;ll think twice about doing that again now won’t he.

  3. scoocha - Apr 18, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Fallout? These guys are simply not athletes, how do you get hurt this like as a professional ball player?

    • koufaxmitzvah - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:21 PM

      Yes. I can see you flexing your fingers on those keyboards. What moves.

      • scoocha - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:10 PM

        Just stating fact. At least I was able to play sport at a Division 1 school, that is also grants real degrees and no athletic scholarships. You probably played baseball at Florida Atlantic or Stetson, 2 schools that are truly CCs.

  4. beefytrout - Apr 18, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    I always laugh when I see the bullpen guys come running in from across the field during a bench clearing incident.

  5. tfoltz - Apr 18, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Dodgers made of glass?

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