A’s heart fielder Ramon Laureano actually wished a chunk of the man who was jawing at him from the opposing dugout. Laureano had simply been hit by a pitch for the second time Sunday by the Astros and was sizzling about it.
Downside is, it is a actually great distance from the primary base bag to the primary base dugout on the Oakland Coliseum, so when Laureano charged towards his nemesis, Houston hitting coach Alex Cintron, after being challenged, different Astros had been in a position to shut the outlet and make the sort out earlier than Laureano might get to him.
Give backup catcher Dustin Garneau credit score for the cease.
Laureano and A’s catcher Austin Allen had been ejected within the incident. Allen obtained tossed after the benches cleared.
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The flaring of tempers is just not a shock. Oakland is just not solely a division rival of Houston but in addition a focus within the Astros’ dishonest scandal. A’s pitcher Mike Fiers final offseason blew the whistle on the Astros’ rampant sign-stealing through the workforce’s 2017 World Sequence championship season. Fiers was a member of the Astros’ pitching workers that 12 months.
On high of that, the A’s had been main massive on the time of the battle and had been poised to finish a three-game sweep of the 2019 AL champs.