CINCINNATI – The Reds and Cardinals comprise feuded just a few instances through the years and renewed that phase of their competition with an prolonged benches-clearing scuffle in the fourth inning Saturday.
Cincinnati modified into leading, 6-2, when pitcher Jake Woodford drilled Cut Castellanos with a fastball to his midsection. Castellanos confirmed his displeasure to Woodford and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina by selecting up the ball and offering it to the pitcher.
“I mean, uncover about, I wore [92 mph] in the ribs. That don’t exactly in actuality feel correct, you perceive?” Castellanos acknowledged. “I asked Yadi if it modified into an accident. He acknowledged, ‘After all, it’s an accident.’ Alright, Yadi is a dude, Yadi is a boss. Alright, I give him the succor of the doubt. Alright, it’s an accident. I obtain my stuff off. I even asked the pitcher if he wanted the ball inspire. … I could first and the totally part I’m brooding about is scoring.”
Woodford noteworthy that the pitch modified into unintentional.
“Sinker purchased away from me. I am factual in the market looking out to exit there and elevate out my job,” Woodford acknowledged. “I modified into factual perplexed, truly. There modified into nothing intentional from my [end]; I am no longer in the market looking out to hurt somebody or throw at somebody.”
St. Louis did not like Castellanos’ offering of the ball inspire to their pitcher.
“The baseball is de facto stressful. And I command it purchased a rib and potentially ticked him off,” acknowledged Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright, who modified into replaced by Woodford. “You by no diagram offer the ball inspire to the pitcher despite the truth that, that’s drained. He ought to know greater than that.”
Later in the inning with Mike Moustakas batting, Woodford threw a wild pitch previous Molina that scored Castellanos from third substandard with a headfirst creep. Woodford modified into overlaying the plate when the 2 came together. Castellanos stood up and flexed over Woodford.
“I dove. I felt him roughly land on my aspect,” Castellanos acknowledged. “I noticed the umpire acknowledged protected. I stood up and acknowledged, ‘Let’s [expletive] scurry’ and I walked off.”
That resulted in Molina defending his teammate with a shove to Castellanos’ inspire, which emptied both dugouts and bullpens.
“What I noticed modified into a terribly aggressive, huge baserunning play by Cut … the set he had a immense read and made a terribly aggressive and immense creep to bag in and obtain an infinite scurry in the sport,” Reds supervisor David Bell acknowledged. “I know he purchased up, he modified into enraged; I noticed him comprise a great time rather bit. Then I noticed him stroll off, stroll away, and the next part I knew, I noticed many folk operating on the world.”
The calamity modified into demise down with both groups returning to their sides when the donnybrook reignited in the outfield after Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks shoved Reds shortstop Eugenio Suárez.
Cardinals supervisor Mike Shildt modified into amongst these looking out to revive exclaim on the outfield grass.
“So I ought to no longer comprise a immense, in actuality definite resolution for you there,” Shildt acknowledged. “I’m in a position to direct you how I stopped up in the market, because I had it on my radar, I’d no longer scurry to any extent extra than that. I had a radar up of just among the principals that comprise been interested. … The entire lot had roughly gotten calmed down on this set, and then I started tracking a pair varied issues that I could preserve to myself. And then, no longer surprisingly, it roughly materialized. Jordan took exception with it, [Justin] Williams took exception with it, and rightfully so.”
Right through the 2nd scuffle, Castellanos and Molina remained in the infield talking.
Castellanos declined to account for on the dialog.
“That’s between me and Yadi. Treasure I acknowledged, yo, that guy could well well comprise punched me in the face, I’d mild ask him for a signed jersey,” Castellanos acknowledged. “I’ve purchased nothing nonetheless admire for that cat, bro. He’s an staunch one. He acknowledged his peace. And I listened. That’s it.”
Castellanos modified into the totally player ejected from the sport. He modified into replaced by Aristides Aquino in the high of the fifth. Umpire crew chief Jim Reynolds outlined modified into he the totally player ejected.
“Because we felt that he — after sliding into home — re-engaged the pitcher in unnecessary style. And that’s why he modified into ejected,” Reynolds acknowledged.
Molina made contact with home-plate umpire Tony Randazzo earlier than shoving Castellanos.
“Because most regularly contact happens between gamers and umpires that’s no longer aggressive,” Reynolds acknowledged. “This is why he modified into no longer ejected.”
Back on Thursday, an 11-6 Cardinals steal, Castellanos trotted and flipped his bat after hitting an Opening Day homer against the Playing cards with Cincinnati trailing by six runs. He did not know if that contributed to the incident Saturday because the Reds went on to steal, 9-6.
“I don’t assume what he did [Thursday] modified into out of bounds at all,” Wainwright acknowledged. “I mean, he’s a immense hitter. … That’s the contrivance he competes. So no, I by no diagram regarded as it, that modified into by no diagram mentioned in the scouting document.”
The 2 groups infamously brawled in 2010. Molina modified into in the center of that after he and Brandon Phillips exchanged phrases at home plate earlier than an at-bat by the Reds’ 2nd baseman.
“We play every other plenty,” Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart acknowledged of the Nationwide League Central competition. “The more you witness folk, the more video games you play against sure groups, you gawk issues that rub you the wicked contrivance.”