After Saturday’s much-anticipated match between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astra on Tuesday night, the benches were cleared at Houston’s Minute Maid Park.
Tension came from Joe Kelly’s false sixth bottom, who saw him drop a 3: 3 quick ball behind Alex Bregman and almost hit Yuli Gurriel and Carlos Correa. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the stadiums were empty, the show caught a man shouting at Kelly to “return to the mound, mother ——“.
After Kelly knocked out Correa, leaving two runners to maintain a three-point lead, the Dodgers heavy throw scarer scared Correa and had a few words for him as he walked to the bottom. Then they both began to yawn at each other, urging both benches to be cleaned without throwing punches. A warning was issued to both sides, and Astra chief Dusty Baker had a close, heated conversation with crew chief Chris Guccione, though both wore face masks.
Tuesday’s game was the first time the Dodgers and Astros met after it was discovered that Astros had illegally stolen the tokens and passed them on to their fans. Throwing in the trash ̵1; a method that continued through a series of seven games. triumph over the Dodgers. During the spring workouts, the Dodgers expressed great anger at the Asters. When they resumed the game of baseball, they tried to downplay the number of matches, but a few hours before the first field, Dodgers striker Joc Pederson admitted there could be some motivation.
“Obviously the story is there,” Pederson said. “Everyone knows what’s at risk and what happened. Because I’m not a fan, maybe sometimes a little lack of energy. I don’t think that’s the case with this series.”
Kelly threw three consecutive balls for the Bregman team without turning one, and the Dodgers led 5: 2 at the bottom of the sixth. The fourth elevation, at 96.4 miles per hour, swam behind it. Bregman didn’t say a word, and Kelly exclaimed. He later threw four in a row upwards at Gurriel, one of them a shock curve that almost hit him. The first two Correa chips, as well as the impact curves, crossed him back, but then Kelly threw four more of those breaking points and ended up beating Correa in the low and far square of the square.
Correa, who drove the first two runs of the Astros, publicly joked to Cody Bellinger during the spring training, saying he recklessly said that the Astros had “cheated for three years” and that Jose Altuve had “stolen” the MVP from Aaron’s judge. Clayton Kershaw, who is on the wounded list, was one of those who was seen yawning at Correa when the benches were cleared.
Before the game, Dodgers coach Dave Roberts stressed that there would be no revenge.
“I don’t see that happening,” he said. “I just don’t want to distract us from winning tonight and tomorrow.”