Dodgers Bring Brawl to Twitter

Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke suffered a broken collarbone after Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin charged the mound, igniting a full-on baseball brawl

By Chloe Stepney
|  Friday, Apr 12, 2013  |  Updated 5:17 PM PDT
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Dodgers Show Support for Team Via Twitter

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San Diego Padres' Carlos Quentin charges into Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of baseball game in San Diego, Thursday, April 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

The official Los Angeles Dodgers Twitter account live-tweeted Thursday night's game against the San Diego Padres, including a brawl between the teams after Carlos Quentin was hit by a pitch.

Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke, who plunked the Padres outfielder, suffered a broken collarbone in the dust-up.

As benches cleared, the Dodgers showed support for its team via Twitter.

"For the record, Zack Greinke took Carlos Quentin's charge like a middle linebacker," read a tweet from the Dodgers account, which has about 264,500 followers.

The Padres' Twitter account, which has about 70,800 followers and is generally less active than the Dodgers' account, did not live-tweet the game or tweet about the brawl.

Following the Dodgers' 3-2 win, the team tweeted an image of Will Ferrell's character Ron Burgundy from the movie "Anchorman" with text reading, "You stay classy San Diego."

The tweet received more than 10,500 retweets and nearly 4,000 favorties as of Friday at 12 p.m.

Fans and sports analysts continued the conversation on Twitter Friday, noting the intensity of the brawl and vocalizing support for Greinke's recovery from his fractured left collarbone.

Both "Zack Greinke" and "Carlos Quentin" were trending terms in the Los Angeles Area as of Friday afternoon.

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