Carlos Quentin gets hit by a lot of pitches. Just ask him.
That was part of his defense Thursday night after the Dodgers' Zack Greinke hit him near the left shoulder with a pitch. Quentin, the Padres' slugging outfielder, then charged the mound and threw Greinke to the ground, breaking his collarbone in the process.
Quentin said he never had charged the mound in his major league career. He blamed the incident on what he called a "history" with Greinke, who has hit Quentin three times.
"I've been hit by many pitches in my career," he said. "Some have been intentional. Some have not been. I've never reacted that way, ever."