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Major League Baseball has suspended Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin eight games for charging Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke after being hit by a pitch Thursday night. That's a good deal less than the eight weeks Greinke will be sidelined with a broken collarbone he sustained in the fracas. Did the punishment fit the crime? SportsNation weighs in.

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No one ever gets hurt in baseball fights, right? There's an initial charge (usually blunted at the very last second), a bit of pushing, lots of posturing, maybe an ejection or two, but in the end, all the players return to their dugouts having received only emotional wounds. That wasn't the case in Thursday night's Dodgers-Padres brawl, which resulted in Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke breaking his left collarbone after a tussle with Carlos Quentin. The Dodgers as a whole are furious, with Matt Kemp confronting Quentin after the game and Don Mattingly suggesting that Quentin be suspended for as long as Greinke is out. Considering the collarbone is kind of important, that might be a while.


Purpose pitch?

Carlos Quentin has been hit more times than any other major leaguer since 2008. Greinke has hit him three times, the most recent incident coming during the 2009 season.

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Do you believe that Zack Greinke threw at Carlos Quentin on purpose on a 3-2 pitch in the sixth inning of a one-run game?

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Punishment for Quentin?

Don Mattingly wants Quentin suspended for as long as Greinke is out, which would be unlikely to occur but would be pretty harsh if it did.

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What do you think of Don Mattingly's idea to suspend Carlos Quentin for as many games as Zack Greinke ends up missing?

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Incoming retaliation?

Normally teams have a period to cool off before facing each other again, but the Dodgers and Padres will have only this weekend -- they play their next series starting on Monday.

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Will the Dodgers hit Carlos Quentin at any point during their next series against the Padres? (April 15-17)

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Greinke's absence?

The Dodgers have gotten off to a 6-3 start, but losing a pitcher like Greinke could derail even the best teams.

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Will the Dodgers make the playoffs if Zack Greinke misses a significant amount of time with a broken collarbone?

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