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MLB expected to announce suspensions from Diamondbacks-Dodgers brawl on Friday

Jun 13, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

AP Ian Kennedy Zack Greinke AP

We heard yesterday that suspensions would be handed out today for Tuesday’s brawl between the Diamondbacks-Dodgers brawl, but an official announcement will have to wait for one more day.

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that MLB is now expected to announce punishments tomorrow. No word on the reason for the delay, but there was an awful lot going on during the fracas. Might as well review as much tape as possible and get it right.

Expect a long list of suspensions and fines for both players and coaches on both sides, but one thing we can say with some level of confidence is that Ian Kennedy figures to face the stiffest penalty for throwing in the direction of Zack Greinke‘s head.

  1. greymares - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    I’m thinking Scully and Calcaterra

  2. 13arod - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    D.J. Short puig will get suspented most games he throw a couple of punches

  3. Old Gator - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    I’m not hopeful. The tap on the wrist meted out to that gutter thug Cueto indicates that MLB places a low value on heads.

    • junglerat524 - Jun 14, 2013 at 6:55 AM

      Still no over it huh Gramps?

      • Old Gator - Jun 14, 2013 at 8:09 AM

        ….and speaking of heads that aren’t worth much.

  4. istallion - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Kennedy should be suspended all year for purposely throwing at another’s head. MLB has to send a message that they are protecting their assets.

    • klj58 - Jun 14, 2013 at 11:39 AM

      I was watching the game. Kennedy did not throw at his head. The ball hit him in the arm up toward the shoulder. I agree his intent was to hit him in retaliation to the one Greinke threw at Montero. The one where Kennedy hit Puig was one that got away, no intent there other than to go up and in to get him off the plate.

  5. x50cal - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Omg whine whine whine.

  6. coloradogolfcoupons - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Kennedy needs to be made an example. Big fine and 50 game suspension, like 1st time PED cheats. A 92 MPH fastball at the head is assault with a deadly weapon, especially since it was his second beanball of the game. He has to go….before another batter is killed, or a career ruined like Conigliaro.

    • azdisciplenc - Jun 14, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      Your commentary begs the question of whether or not you’ve actually seen the footage. If you actually watch the play, while Kennedy does clearly throw AT Greinke, he is also clearly throwing at his torso; the ball deflects off of Greinke’s SHOULDER before striking his head. In any game, what he did would’ve merited ejection; however, it is questionable at best that he was aiming at Greinke’s head. Since his actions initiated the fight between Arizona and L.A., I imagine Kennedy will be suspended for 2-3 games, but certainly not 50. That’s just ridiculous.

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