Michael Gonzalez got involved with Cubs reliever Manny Corpas, and the two of them were ejected. Cubs catcher Steve Clevenger was also ejected after he pushed Michael Morse, an act which riled up Edwin Jackson, Sean Burnett and other Nats players.
“One guy came over the top and tried to hit somebody and that was Corpas and that created a ruckus and then the catcher pushed Michael Morse and Jackson was right there with him and shoved him,” Johnson said. “That’s again frustration from a team that’s having a rough year. But I was proud of my guys for not really over reacting and taking a chance. We’re in a pennant race. We’ve got to be model citizens.
“We don’t start things but we’re not going to completely back down from anything. But that was, you worry about somebody getting hurt or somebody getting suspended because of something they did. I had a conversation with several of the guys and (said), ‘We just can’t react. Even if somebody got smoked, we can’t hit somebody.’ They, one guy came over the top and tried to hit somebody, that didn’t help things.”
Morse was particularly upset about being shoved by Clevenger, and he wasn’t alone.
“That’s what really aggravated my guys and I don’t blame ‘em,” Johnson said. “I’d have been the same way. I’d have probably popped him.”
Posted: September 07, 2012 at 05:46 AM | 70 comment(s)
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