Cardinals captain Mike Shield heard something he didn’t like in the bottom of the fifth inning with Brewer’s big score, and took the source of his displeasure. Shield Stride for the top leg of Milwaukee’s dugout and one of several hurdles during the Brewers’ 18-3 victory at Miller Park on Tuesday.
Players from both dugouts were evacuated on the field as warm words were exchanged, with Shilt and Cardinals catcher Yadir Molina being the most animated. Brewer first baseman Jedd Gayorko, a former cardinal, was among those in the front row who tried to calm everyone down.
Eventually, order was restored, Schilt and Brewers manager Craig Connell were dismissed and the Brewers hit a six-run fifth inning, which followed in the fourth inning of seven, and for the rivalry starting in 2020 and Also added more drama. The series – five games in three days, including doubleheaders on Mondays and Wednesdays – begins a stretch of 10 games over two weeks between the Cardinals and Brewers. Their earlier series in August was postponed due to positive tests for COVID-19 within the St. Louis travel party.
“You know, you have two weeks left and both teams want to make it to the playoffs,” the Brewers named hitter Daniel Vogelbach, who went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs. “Both teams have the opportunity to do so. And that’s what makes baseball fun, super competitive – after two teams doing something that only one team can do. ”
Chatterjee’s level began to pick up a few pitches earlier, when Brewers veteran Ryan Braun from a 2-1 pitch from the Cardinals called a strike by home-plate umpire John Bacon.
“No no no no. It’s not a strike, man,” Bronn was heard on the television broadcast of the Brewers reciting Bacon.
He pointed to Molina and said to Bacon, “Just because he gets mad at you, you can’t call him a strike, man.”
Molina and Braun exchanged a few more words, before the batting continued. After two pitches, Braun hit a pitch and hit Mollina’s left wrist as the catch reached for baseball. Catcher’s interference was called – an extremely rare event in Molina’s long career, as Shilt noted several times – and Bronn headed to first base, while Shields set out to check on Molina. This was only the third time in Molina’s 17-year career when he was called for the catcher’s intervention – and the first time since September 25, 2006.
It was during that check-up that Shilot was impressed by something heard from Milwaukee’s dugout and immediately headed in that direction.
“I don’t know where the insult came from. I feel like it was very directed to me, quite honestly, ”said Shilt. “Did I do anything to warrant it?” Maybe. I was staring at the dugout. I will accept it. My hearing does not suffer at all with a mask.
“But I did, I was to stare in the dugout. I couldn’t be happier with the fact that – and look, Braun has been in this league for a long time, he’s a good player, he’s a really good player, good against us. The series was. I want to make sure it’s clear: there’s not necessarily a charge against Ryan Braun. It didn’t look good. It’s [third] The catcher guesses since a man has been caught since [June 3, 2004], When he made his debut. It did not look good during a brief conversation before. …
“There was a look in the dugout, something was said, and at that point, all bets are off.”
Asked what Schildt was asked to install, Consel said it was “a miscommunication” between managers, but he declined to elaborate.
“I’m just going to leave it alone,” Counsell said.
Schildt said: “Our [track] The record speaks for itself. We are not a team with a lot of events. Last year, we had minimal player ejection and manager ejection in the league. I am not holier than you. None of us are. … I heard something that I didn’t appreciate. I will always have our players’ backs. I will be a Hall of Famer in particular and a man with the most physical, mental toughness that I have ever managed and can ever manage – I will always have his back. Apparently, he was compromised. How he kept playing, I am still surprised. ”
And the play was not complete. An innings later, as the Brewers prepared to bat in the sixth, there was another heated confrontation between Molina and the umpires, apparently on the warm-up of reliever Nabil Krismat.
Molina eventually finished the game in seventh place with the Cardinals 17–3. The Briars had never scored more than 13 against the Cardinals.
“It’s an emotional game, it’s part of it,” said Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldsmidt. “Move ahead.”
Christian Yelich of the Briars said: “We try to avoid it as much as possible, but in competition, sometimes stuff arises. The umpires did a good job of spreading it out, moving on and then playing baseball.” . ”