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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Joe Girardi, Jean Segura have confrontation as Philadelphia Phillies lose to Toronto Blue Jays

The injury-depleted Philadelphia Phillies lost a game, another player and their temper.

Television cameras showed a confrontation in the dugout between Phillies manager Joe Girardi and second baseman Jean Segura during Sunday’s 10-8 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Segura committed two errors. One miscue came in the first inning when Segura misplayed a soft one-hopper by Randal Grichuk.

“That’s a bench conversation, meant for the bench,” said Girardi, who was asked about a half-dozen times about the incident. “You can ask all you want; you got everything you’re going to get about it. I’m done with it.”

At one point, Segura had to be restrained by coach Dusty Wathan.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 16, 2021 at 09:54 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: May 16, 2021 at 11:21 PM (#6019067)
Segura saw a rat and Girardi said it was clearly a raccoon
   2. John Northey Posted: May 17, 2021 at 03:43 AM (#6019079)
It was a wild game. Phillies 'outfielders' (who are converted infielders in desperation out there) were making every play entertaining for Jay fans (well, I enjoyed it). But it is sad to see as I can only imagine how annoyed the manager was getting then to have a guy playing at his position make a couple of errors must have fully set him off. To get a full idea of how weird this game was Harper tried to bunt and it wasn't a 1 run game or extras - it was due to his being hurt but the team was desperate. The Jays GM seems to be a genius for working hard at depth, depth, depth this past winter. I suspect 2021 will be won by whoever has the most guys healthy at the end.
   3. Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre) Posted: May 17, 2021 at 06:36 AM (#6019081)
Segura saw a rat and Girardi said it was clearly a raccoon
Lucky for them, only the New York media would see through an excuse like that.
   4. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 17, 2021 at 09:38 AM (#6019089)
Phillies 'outfielders' (who are converted infielders in desperation out there) were making every play entertaining for Jay fans

The 8-man bullpen giveth; the 8-man bullpen taketh away.
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 17, 2021 at 10:16 AM (#6019095)

The 8-man bullpen giveth; the 8-man bullpen taketh away.


What I don't get is with the AAA shuttle, it should be possible to run a shorter pen, and just bring up fresh arms as need. The odds of you needing 8 different RPs in a series is pretty low.
   6. John Northey Posted: May 17, 2021 at 02:59 PM (#6019203)
The problem with shuffling up and down from AAA is once sent down they have to stay down for 10 days unless someone is hurt.
   7. "bothsidesism" word 57i66135 Posted: May 17, 2021 at 08:15 PM (#6019277)
The 8-man bullpen giveth; the 8-man bullpen taketh away.
fun fact:

the last position player to produce 5+ career WAR after being drafted by the phillies in the first round was chase utley.


bonus fun fact:

between 2002 (cole hamels) and 2014 (aaron nola), the phillies didn't draft a single player in the first round who has 6+ career WAR.
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 17, 2021 at 10:32 PM (#6019322)
I think they were supposed to make it 15 days down before a callup to counter act Dodgers roster shenanigans, but the pandemic put that on hold.

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