Zach Davies replaces Gio Gonzalez on Brewers roster
- Author: Stacy Allen Oct 18, 2018,
Oct 18, 2018, 2:12
Major League Baseball has fined Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado an undisclosed amount because of the way he ran into Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar on Tuesday night, according to reports.
Bellinger laced a full-count pitch from Junior Guerra into right field to score Machado, who was almost picked off second base moments earlier.
After singling to left field in the 13th inning, Machado greeted Aguilar with a brief hug at first base, and the two had a conversation between pitches. He says the Dodgers' play in Game 1 was "unacceptable" and the Brewers "put us against the wall early and never looked back!"
Christian Yelich didn't hold back words in his response to the incident. The trade left Gonzalez emotional, but the Nationals moved on with the pitcher in the final year of his contract and the club far from the playoffs.
"We lock it in, win one tomorrow, and we feel a lot better heading home", Yelich said. In the past few days, the 26-year old shortstop has been seen not running out groundballs that he would be safe on and he is making dirty plays while running the bases.
Grandal allowed his third passed ball in two starts in the series and also couldn't corral Walker Buehler's sixth-inning breaking ball in the dirt (scored a wild pitch) that allowed infielder Travis Shaw to score the Brewers' second run. Gonzalez suffered a high ankle sprain in his outing against the Dodgers on Tuesday, which limited him to facing only seven batters.
The Brewers tied it 1-all in the fifth on pinch-hitter Domingo Santana's RBI double that took one hop against the right-field wall with Yasiel Puig scrambling in pursuit. Dodgers first base coach George Lombard joined the discussion before players spilled onto the field from both benches and bullpens. "It's a dirty play by a dirty player". The way he dragged his foot made it obvious it was intentional, and he was fortunate to not have injured Aguilar. "He's a great guy".
Brewers leadoff man Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-6 with three strikeouts and is now 4-for-20 (.200) in the series.
Dave Roberts explains why Cody Bellinger is leading off and Max Muncy is starting at second base.