Dodgers' Machado fined by Major League Baseball for kicking Brewers 1B Aguilar

Brewers manager Craig Counsell was asked after Game 4 whether Machado was going beyond the grounds of playing hard and responded by saying: "I don't think he's playing all that hard".

Manny Machado was fined for making contact with Jesús Aguilar. You don't kick somebody like that on accident. I don't know what his problem is, honestly.

The four-time All-Star already had drawn the ire of ex-players and old-school baseball men from Jim Palmer to Eric Byrnes with his occasional lack of hustle, but he has shown plenty of hustle in each of his incidents in the NLCS. Repeated over and over and over again, you're just a dirty player.

"It's a dirty play".

But the strongest rebuke was saved for after the game from Milwaukee Brewers MVP candidate, Christian Yelich who called Machado a "dirty player".

"You say to yourself: Two games from the World Series", Counsell said. The big question now is how much this latest kerfuffle will impact his value when he enters the free agent market in November. If it's an accident, it's an accident; but on the replay to us, it clearly looks like you clearly go out of your way to step on someone. "We like him, but now we're out.' You're losing tens of millions of dollars by the second if that becomes the narrative".

Machado's tactics didn't awaken the Brewers, who lost 2-1 in the 13th inning on Cody Bellinger's RBI single.

"I'm not the type of player that's going to be 'Johnny Hustle, ' and run down the line and slide to first base and. you know, whatever can happen". That's not my cup of tea.

Last year, Machado spiked Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia while sliding into second base.

Machado wasn't penalized in the second inning when he slid into second with his arm up while Arcia attempted to jump over him. Machado was reportedly fined by Major League Baseball for his actions, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

The Los Angeles Dodgers won a thrilling Game 4 of the NLCS with a walk-off single in the 13th inning to even the series, 2-2, but it was a routine groundout in the tenth inning that most people were talking about after the game.

  • Stacy Allen