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Carlos Quentin has been terrible since Zack Greinke brawl

May 10, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

Carlos Quentin,  Zack Greinke AP

There were quite a few people calling for Carlos Quentin to receive a lengthy suspension after charging the mound and breaking Zack Greinke‘s collarbone. He ended up getting “only” eight games, but what’s happened may actually be worse for the Padres: Quentin has played, but terribly.

Since the Greinke incident on April 21 he’s hit .149 in 15 games, striking out 14 times in 55 plate appearances while posting a .547 OPS (and getting plunked twice). None of which means anything, of course, but it’s a little bit interesting considering the “eye-for-an-eye” cries coming from a certain segment of Dodgers fans.

In addition to serving the eight-game suspension Quentin also missed some time with knee problems. Greinke, meanwhile, is slated to rejoin the Dodgers’ rotation next week.

  1. flamethrower101 - May 10, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    So in the end, Quentin is the one that loses. Good. Moron deserves it. I maintain to this day that no one would be dumb enough to try and hit a batter to lead off an inning in a 1-run game. Greinke isn’t that stupid. Too bad Carlos Quentin is.

    But oh well. I guess power hitting comes at a price.

  2. Chip Caray's Eyebrows - May 10, 2013 at 4:55 PM


  3. El Bravo - May 10, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Yeah but how many times did he get plunked?

    • manchestermiracle - May 10, 2013 at 8:09 PM

      “…while posting a .547 OPS (and getting plunked twice).”

  4. thebadguyswon - May 10, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Carlos Quentin has always been pretty terrible.

  5. 13arod - May 10, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    the fight wasn’t carlos fault he was walking to first to first base and zach sai fight me don’t see how it was carlos fault

    • sdsockers - May 11, 2013 at 3:43 AM

      I’m a Padre fan, I feel that the incident was equally both of their faults…..and even I think you’re nuts.

  6. jrazz22 - May 10, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    May 10, 2013, 2:21 PM PDT
    the fight wasn’t carlos fault he was walking to first to first base and zach sai fight me don’t see how it was carlos fault
    Wow. Not sure where to begin with that post…

    • manchestermiracle - May 10, 2013 at 8:10 PM

      It’s best not to mess with someone in their bubble…

    • yankeefanincolo - May 11, 2013 at 9:34 AM

      Does a poster have to actually write “sarcasm” for it to be seen as such? Turn on your sarcasm radar, this one is obvious.

  7. dfh3456 - May 10, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    I think age inks shouldn’t be allowed to pitch again, until Quentin gets his OPS over 775.

  8. duckthefodgers - May 10, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    The only problem I have is hearing people calling that shoulder collision a fight or brawl.

    • manchestermiracle - May 10, 2013 at 8:11 PM

      Well, it sure wasn’t a reunion hug so I don’t know what else you’d call it.

      • duckthefodgers - May 10, 2013 at 8:56 PM

        A tussle at best. Hockey has fights.

      • gloccamorra - May 11, 2013 at 2:38 PM

        How about “kerfuffle”?

  9. ch0psuey - May 10, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    He may not be hitting, except for a solo dinger tonight, but his curse still lingers on with the Dodgers.

    • gloccamorra - May 11, 2013 at 2:36 PM

      Quentin put a curse on the Dodgers? Why wasn’t this reported on HBT? There are various rituals for lifting a curse that the Dodgers could have tried, if only they had known. Don’t tell me the media has conspired against the Dodgers!!!

      • ch0psuey - May 12, 2013 at 7:46 AM

        Aye I dub it “The Curse Of Carlos”

  10. slickdemetrius - May 10, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Of course he’s been terrible, don’t you know how difficult it was to find a voodoo doll with stubble and Uncle Fester eyebrows? And don’t think I’m going to let up after Mr.Greinke returns, I’ve got a good thing going here.

  11. badintent - May 11, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Karma is a bitch.

  12. ctony1216 - May 11, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Tommy Lasorda gave Quentin the evil eye. That “malocchio” is powerful stuff. Quentin will need to send Greinke an apology letter and say a few Hail Mary’s.

    • ch0psuey - May 12, 2013 at 8:00 AM

      Kinda like that evil eye he gave Psy (nice rhyme right?), the Korean singer?

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