Sunday, August 3, 2014

Video: Andrew McCutchen rips Diamondbacks for intentionally hitting him with pitch



Andrew McCutchen was none too pleased about Arizona's decision to intentionally hit him with a retaliation pitch on Saturday.

The move to plunk McCutchen came on the heels of Diamondbacks All-Star Paul Goldschmidt suffering a fractured hand on a pitch delivered by Pirates reliever Ernesto Frieri.

As the unwritten rule in baseball goes, if one team injures another team's star player via hit by pitch, that team can expect the same result to happen to one of their stars. McCutchen understands this unwritten rule and wasn't too upset about actually getting hit. What he was upset with, however, was unexpectedly getting drilled in the ninth inning.

“They had all game to retaliate. They had the first inning to retaliate. They had the first pitch (of the ninth inning at-bat) to retaliate. They missed. You throw a slider on the second pitch and then you throw up and in on the next pitch. Are you trying to hurt me too? That’s the question…. We understand that retaliation is going to happen in this game. But you know, there’s a right way to do it. If you’re going to hit me, hit me. He hit me square in the spine. If I get hurt, what happens then?”

Baseball is a weird game sometimes.

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18 comments:

  1. whats the problem pirates fans and bob walk!! do unto others!! you guys lead the league in hit batsmen!! get a grip!!

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    1. Agreed, they lead the league. It is obviously part of the way they do things. They should be getting it more often, if you ask me.

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    2. They lead the league in getting hit by pitches....that would be the rest of the league doing onto them

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  2. The Diamondback's pitcher, pitching coach, catcher (yes, I said catcher), and manager should all receive three games suspensions but, because the Diamondbacks are doing so poorly, force them to serve their suspensions in the dugout watching their team go belly up!!

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    1. We should just make them pitch down the middle underhand so no one gets hurt to. Give me a break! Its baseball. People get hit, and since the pirates lead the league in hitting people now they know how it feels.

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  3. Anonymous. The pitcher,pitching coach et al should be suspended? With a remark like that now I know why you prefer to remain anonymous.

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  4. Exactly where does he want to get hit? Not in the head or the hands/arms/knees/ribs etc. Largest muscle groups are in the back so there or the butt are the 'best' places to be hit.

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