It's Sunday night, it's late and the bullets just can't wait.
- Did you hear Carlos Quentin and Zack Greinke got into a fight? Greinke underwent surgery for his broken collarbone and will miss eight weeks. Quentin was suspended eight games and began serving that suspension on Sunday.
- Tom Verducci breaks down the fight and the principal actors and says there is plenty of blame to go around. Ken Rosenthal agrees and says their is a long history of bad blood between the two players.
- Steve Dilbeck of the LA Times asks what's next for the Dodgers? He apparently correctly guesses that Chris Capuano will take his spot in the rotation. It certainly won't be Ted Lilly, who has refused a minor league assignment.
- Dave Cameron of FanGraphs points out that Quentin gets hit by a lot of baseballs. Using PITCHF/x data, he notices that Quentin gets hit twenty times more often than an average hitter on pitches that are six inches inside. He's even been hit on pitches that PITCHF/x says should have been strikes.
- In his article cited above, Tom Verducci says that the Cardinals have to find at bats for Matt Adams because he's too good a hitter to leave on the bench. But it won't be easy.
- Also hurt and out for a while is Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes. The Blue Jays may have to do some fancy juggling with their line-up to replace Reyes.
- At least two teams, the Red Sox and the Rangers (ESPN Insider Only) have called the Marlins asking for a price quote on Giancarlo Stanton. Both teams were told the same thing: He's not for sale.
- At least the Marlins have Jose Fernandez. They've now got two ballplayers worth seeing.
- Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is likely heading to the minors.
- Johnny Cueto is heading to the disabled list.
- Hiroki Kuroda: Professional Ballplayer. Somehow that's a compliment in Yankeeland and not simply a statement of fact.
- Bill Baer puts the Braves' 11-1 start to the season in historical context. Past results are no guaranteed of future success.
- The best pitcher in baseball so far this season? The Braves' Paul Maholm. (You're welcome, by the way.) How does he do it? No, it's not an ancient Chinese secret, it's cutters.
And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster.