I don't think Greinke intended to hit Quentin.
After the ball hits Quentin, Greinke's shoulders and head drop, and he exhales -- the body language of frustration. If he had meant to hit Quentin, he would have stood tall and puffed up his chest to show aggression.
However, I believe that what Greinke said after that definitely provoked Quentin to charge the mound, so in that respect, Greinke was most likely being a punk.
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LaRue had already announced his intention to retire ate the end of the season. So, he had already concluded his career was overand, at most, Cueto cost him a few games. However, having said that, LaRue (who was always one of my favorite players), shouldn't have been there, ganging up with other Cards to back Cueto into a corner where they could beat on him at will.
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Last edited by RedsManRick; 04-12-2013 at 12:08 PM.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
To be honest, I am not sure why the bullpens have to run all the way to the infield. That is when things are generally starting to quiet down. Let the opposing bullpens square off in centerfield. This will also give the people in the outfield bleachers (i.e. cheap seats) a closer look at the proceedings.
A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.