But on Tuesday night, it was the wrong thing.
In a brawl that will undoubtedly cost them suspensions that could even include their best player -- what was Swingin'
The Dodgers say that the prolonged headhunting from the mound in the middle of their 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks at
But, c'mon fellas, look at the scoreboard. Why on earth would Kennedy be throwing at Puig with two strikes, nobody on base, and his team leading 2-0? What pitcher would willingly bring the tying run to the plate in that situation? The intention of a pitch can often be revealed by the immediate reaction of the pitcher throwing it. Kennedy spun and looked in frustration at the sky. He was throwing inside as anyone should throw inside to a hot young hitter. But he was clearly not trying to hit him.
How quickly the Dodgers forgot the idiocy of San Diego's
Puig didn't charge the mound this time, but the Dodgers nonethless retaliated one-half inning later when Greinke hit
The Dodgers looked tough then, but won't look so tough when they are hit with suspensions, which will no doubt include a few games for the one guy they were trying to keep in the game. Puig appeared to lose control during the fight and was as wildly aggressive as anyone.
The Dodgers felt they were doing the right thing Tuesday, and it's hard to blame a rudderless bunch for grabbing on to the nearest anchor, no matter how flimsy it might be. This fight shows once again that, with