S-Rod Plans Murder After Benches Clear in Cubs’ NL Wild Card Win
In the top of the seventh inning of Wednesday’s National League Wild Card game, Pirates reliever Tony Watson plunked Cubs starter Jake Arrieta right in the left hip with two outs and no one on base, with the Cubs leading 4-0. Both benches cleared and there were a LOT of cuss words thrown back and forth (that’s my opinion, at least).
The Cubs would go on to win the NL Wild Card, on the back of Arrieta's complete game shutout, moving on in the postseason for the first time since 2003. And they'll be facing the St. Louis Cardinals starting Friday.
But Sean Rodriguez took the most exception, as he was screaming at someone on the field that he might want to do bad things to him.
Arrieta had already hit Francisco Cervelli in the fifth inning and then Josh Harrison in the sixth inning, so this was obviously a retaliation of sorts.
Meanwhile, in the dugout, infielder Sean Rodriguez took exception to something that was said to him, and immediately he took it out on an innocent Gatorade cooler, giving it a few 1-2 combinations.
Upon further review, you can read what Sean Rodriguez might be saying, and it looks a little like, "I'm going to f**king kill you."
I hope he doesn't kiss his Gatorade cooler with that mouth.
Was Arrieta OK after the beaning? Well, when the game continued play, Arrieta stole second base on the very first pitch!
The Pirates were being shut out after seven innings, and after getting shut out by the eventual World Series champion San Francisco Giants in the NL Wild Card last year, they were fed up.
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