Then in the 10th inning Manny Machado showed why he is such a popular figure with opposing fans. He hit a routine ground ball to Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia, who made an easy throw to first base for the inning’s second out. But Machado clipped Jesus Aguilar’s back leg with his left foot as he crossed the base. Aguilar hobbled away and Machado and Aguilar exchanged words. Then the benches cleared.
Personally i think it was completely unnecessary but then again Machado is an asshat and tends to do dumb things to stir up trouble. Here it is in case you missed it:
And he has had form in this area before... (I’ll give him a pass for punching Yordano Ventura though).
Anyway lets focus on classier players now. Here are a couple of fine examples:
Craig Biggio - not only a great player but a brilliant non flincher. Look at everyone around him!
And then there is Alex Bregman: is he the most competitive man in baseball?
And though he is super competitive, I really hope he wasn’t the Astros staffer stealing signs from the Red Sox dugout.
In Blue Jays news, Ben Nicholson-Smith says who the Jays should keep and who they should ditch in the offseason. There is a lot of movement options!
Bye Bye Pompey, Morales, Solarte and Martin...
In the AFL, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continued to rake, going 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a walk for Surprise, who got battered 16-8. Guerrero also stole his first base of the Fall League season and is now hitting slightly above the Mendoza line at a paltry .591.
Santiago Espinal went 0-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and a stolen base.
And then there is Connor Greene who came in for the 6th and watched his inning take a turn for the worse. It went:
3 Run Homer
This gives him a highly stratospheric ERA of 72.00.
Then he was mercifully replaced by Zach Jackson who allowed three runs on one hit and two walks with one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning of relief.
Play of the Day
Rich Hill. Think of the children!