So, seems Madison Bumgarner, who has a historical past of not liking it when hitters watch their very own dwelling runs off him, didn’t like the way in which Victor Robles celebrated his late-game homer within the Washington Nationals’ 7-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night time. He advised reporters as a lot in his submit sport scrum within the D-backs’ clubhouse:
“That man is a clown.”
Madison Bumgarner did not admire Victor Robles admiring his dwelling run whereas down large within the eighth. pic.twitter.com/wf0jMyUjcl
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“He’s a clown, golly,” Bumgarner stated. “No disgrace. No disgrace. It was 7-1, and also you hit your third dwelling run of the 12 months, and also you act like Barry Bonds breaking the document. Clear it up. I don’t care about giving up the run. Hell, we received 7-2, 8-2, no matter it was. It’s irritating.
“I’m the previous grumpy man, I do know, however that kind of stuff didn’t use to occur. Now, it’s — it’s ridiculous.”
“When he’s pitching effectively, he’s in a position to have fun and do what he likes to do,” Robles stated, through Nationals’ interpreter Octavio Martinez.
“It looks as if he calls everyone a clown that really has an enormous hit or dwelling run towards him, you understand. If he doesn’t need anybody hitting a house run towards him or having any points with that, then simply preserve putting folks out or making higher pitches, to the place he doesn’t have to fret about that.”
“You understand, I’ve seen lots worse. Let’s put it that approach. We all know that Bum does get annoyed when guys hit dwelling runs off him … if he deems that they didn’t run immediately. However you understand what? I’ve seen approach, approach worse,” Nats’ supervisor Davey Martinez stated on Sunday morning. “So I imply, I believed Victor didn’t do a complete lot to [warrant] him calling him a clown, however that’s the way in which Bum sees it. I’ve acquired plenty of respect for him. He’s been a hell of a pitcher for a very long time. However I believed Vic didn’t do a lot to warrant that.”
“I respect the profession he’s had,” Robles stated, as quoted by MASN’s Mark Zuckerman earlier than the sequence finale in Arizona. “He has completed lots on this sport. He’s earned his stripes, as we’d say. He’s a veteran man. My type of character, I don’t consider that type of stuff. I don’t react to these reactions or phrases that come out of him. I simply play my sport.”
However earlier than he simply performed his sport in Sunday’s matchup, Robles performed Bumgarner’s:
Robles’s supervisor stated after the sport he wasn’t thrilled with the choice to don the clown nostril.
“That’s now who we’re, proper?” Martinez requested rhetorically, as quoted by MLB.com’s Jessica Camerato. “It occurred. It’s completed. I don’t need to see that type of stuff.”