Sean Rodriguez Gets Ejected, Boxes Cooler During NL Wild Card (Videos)
The Pittsburgh Pirates had no answer for Jake Arrieta during tonight’s NL Wild Card Game, as they managed to muster just four hits and zero runs against the Cubs’ ace, en route to a 4-0 loss.
They even tried to hit Arrieta during his seventh inning plate appearance, but not even that could throw the righty off his game.
The inside pitch from Pirates reliever Tony Watson came after Arrieta had dinged a couple of Pirates batters himself earlier in the game. And while Arrieta did say after the game that he was expecting some retribution, he still had a tough time holding back his emotions following the HBP, causing both benches to clear:
The result of that melee was warnings for both benches and a Sean Rodriguez ejection for attempting to throw a punch.
Apparently, Rodriguez was not happy about starting the game, only to be pinch-hit for in just the third inning with his team trailing by only three runs. So he took his anger out…on the Cubs…and the cooler:
Love a good baseball fight! pic.twitter.com/dYyagSV03Z
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 8, 2015