IPK hopes Greinke will think twice now about going after a DBack.
Sound reasoning strikes in the heart of the Cafe again.
I am not saying its right, but isn't one of the reasons people dislike the DH is because the pitchers never have to face the consequences of plunking a batter in AL? Now Montero was hit without justification ( Puig was presumably hit unintentionally), so Grienke should have expected a response.
Hitting batters is a part of the game. So long as it is "done the right way" (i.e. not high and inside). Compare what happened in LA to Tampa and Boston:
1) Joyce hits a homer off Lackey and watches it for a while
2) Joyce hits a long foul off Lackey and watches it again, this time gesturing in disappointment when it lands very foul.
3) Lackey hits Joyce. Benches empty and Salty shoves Joyce. No ejections.
4) Maddon complains about Lackey following the game.
5) The next game. Roberto Hernandez hits Pedroia.
There were be no ejections/suspensions. No ejections or suspensions. These type of things happen.
Kennedy should be expected to plunk a batter after Montero was hit. Of course, Kennedy should never have came high and inside.
"I do not think baseball of today is any better than it was 30 years ago... I still think Radbourne is the greatest of the pitchers." John Sullivan 1914-Old athletes never change.