The suspensions were finally handed out today for the melee that occurred at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. Over the last two days, I have been giving out “mock suspensions” in my head on what I thought might be the outcome. I was way off!
Ian Kennedy has been suspended 10 games, which makes sense because usually the league will knock you for two starts. I’m actually okay with the IPK suspension and frankly, I thought it would be more based on Ian’s history with the rivalry and his clear intent to hit Greinke. What blows me away is that Eric Hinske has been suspended five games. I know Eric isn’t really a crucial player on the team, but still…Hinske got a cheap shot from Yasiel Puig and that’s hit. The league has said that Hinske threw the first punch and to that, Eric said: