Marlins pitcher calls Yasiel Puig 'a little baby' after benches-clearing incident
The Dodgers thumped the Marlins on Saturday night by a score of 7-1 (box score), and along the way rookie Cody Bellinger . This game also occasioned a benches-clearing incident between Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Marlins right-hander Jose Urena …
Jose Urena throws an inside pitch that narrowly misses Yasiel Puig, who walks towards the mound as the benches clear in the top of the 2nd pic.twitter.com/xbLIfuBAQT
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That was nothing particularly egregious on Urena’s part, as it looked like a pitch that just ran a bit more than he intended. Puig homered twice against the Marlins on Friday, so perhaps he was in a heightened state of awareness when it comes to getting worked inside.
As for Urena, he didn’t seem to think too much of Puig’s reaction ….
Being called “a little baby” sounds like something that might not go down well with Puig. However, it seems Puig’s manager largely agrees with Urena’s characterization, albeit not in such direct language …
These same two teams will face each other again Sunday.