The benches were cleared in the minute maid’s park in Houston after the sixth inning of the long-awaited duel between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Tension took root in the unequal part of the sixth Joe Joe Kelly, who saw him throw fastball 3-0 after Alex Bregman and nearly hit Julia Gurriel and Carlos Correa. When the stadiums were empty due to a coronavirus pandemic, the broadcast caught someone shouting at Kelly to “return to the mound, mother ——“.
After Kelly crossed out Korea, leaving two runners on the border to keep three runs, the Dodgers heavy thrower mocked Korea and had a few words for him as he made his way to the dugout. Then they began to walk to each other, urging both benches to clean up without waking up. The warning was issued to both parties, and Astros manager Dusty Baker entered into a close, heated conversation with crew chief Chris Guccione, although both wore masks.
Tuesday̵7;s game marked the first time the Dodgers and Astros met since the Astros were found to have illegally stolen tokens and handed them over to their attackers, killing a trash can in 2017, a method that extended the way to seven World Series triumphs. over the Dodgers. The Dodgers expressed a lot of anger at the Astros during spring training. After trying to resume a baseball game, they tried to humiliate the match, but a few hours before the first step, Dodgers defender Jock Pederson admitted that the motivation may be a little extra.
“The story is obviously there,” Pederson said. “Everyone knows what we’re talking about and what happened. In order not to be a fan, maybe sometimes energy might be lacking a bit. I don’t think that will be the case in this series.”
Kelly threw three balls in a row at Bregman, having none, one came out and the Dodgers held 5-2 at the bottom of the sixth. The fourth step, at a speed of 96.4 mph, followed him. Bragman didn’t say a word, and Kelly yawned. He later threw four consecutive pitches high up to Gurriel, one of them a crooked joint that nearly hit him. The first two platforms to Correa, also bending the curves, pushed him back, but then Kelly threw four more of them that crashed, and eventually hit Korea on the field low and far.
Correa, who competed in the first two races with Astros, publicly shouted at Cody Billinger during spring training, saying he spoke recklessly for saying that Astros had “cheated three years” and that Jose Altowe had “stolen” MVP from Aaron. judges. Clayton Kershaw, who is on the list of victims, was among those who saw him return to Correa after the benches were cleared.
Before the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stressed that there would be no revenge.
“I don’t see it happening,” he said. “I just don’t want to take our attention away from winning tonight and tomorrow.”