Zack Greinke suffered a broken left collarbone Thursday night in the Dodgers' 3-2 win over the Padres, suffered in a collision with Carlos Quentin, who charged the mound after getting hit by a pitch in the sixth inning.
The Dodgers were leading 2-1 at the time, and Greinke hit Quentin with a full count pitch to lead off the inning.
"I don't understand it either. We're in a 2-1 game, and on a 3-2 pitch to guy I saw on the board set a record for the Padres by getting hit, a guy that basically dives into the plate. In a 2-1 game we're trying to hit him 3-2? It's just stupid, is what it is," said manager Don Mattingly. "He should not play a game until Greinke can throw a pitch. If he plays before Greinke pitches, something is wrong."
Greinke's left arm and shoulder were immobilized in a sling after the game. He will travel to Los Angeles Friday to meet with team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache, to figure out a timetable for his return.
If the Dodgers prefer to keep Chris Capuano in the bullpen, Ted Lilly would basically be in line to start for Greinke on Tuesday against the Padres at Dodger Stadium, on five days rest. Lilly is expected to throw a bullpen session on Friday to determine what is next for him.