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Thursday, April 15, 2021

No love lost after no-no for Indians, Sox

The benches cleared in the first inning of Cleveland’s 4-2 victory over the White Sox on Thursday at Guaranteed Rate Field on a play involving Adam Eaton at second base.

Eaton singled to right, sending Tim Anderson to third. Hustling all the way, Eaton beat the throw to second, but he was ruled out when he came off the bag as shortstop Andrés Giménez handled the tag.

Eaton appeared to take umbrage at the way the play was handled by Giménez, believing he was pushed off the base. Eaton eventually shoved the shortstop, before second baseman Cesar Hernandez stepped in and the ruckus began as the two exchanged words.

After the loss, Eaton broke down the entire situation and how the moment might have escalated in an unwanted way.


“TA did such a good job deking the right fielder, slowing down and speeding back up to cause a throw, which was awesome,” Eaton said. “I tried to sneak in there behind him. From my viewpoint, I slid in and I stopped, and once I stopped my slide, I’m safe. It happened pretty quick, but my arm gets lifted up and pushed off the bag.

“Once that happened, I said, ‘[Second base umpire] Bill [Miller], I just got pushed off the bag,’ hopefully trying to get him to change his mind. But of course he didn’t. Then things kind of escalated a little bit there. Not that I wanted that. Both of those guys in the middle infield, I respect highly. They both play the game really the right way. I let the emotions kind of get the best of me there just because I felt like any time you get pushed off the bag when you are safe, it’s a little frustrating.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 15, 2021 at 11:46 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. winnipegwhip Posted: April 16, 2021 at 09:46 AM (#6013765)
I saw the whole thing officer. It was #42's fault. It started with #42.
   2. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: April 16, 2021 at 03:59 PM (#6013848)
Eaton did have a point though, he was leveraged off the base. And it was all very clearly right in front of the ump's face. I would have been pissed too.
   3. Harmon "Thread Killer" Microbrew Posted: April 19, 2021 at 07:06 PM (#6014316)
Kent Hrbek approves
   4. Mayor Blomberg Posted: April 19, 2021 at 07:59 PM (#6014321)
Was it appealed? can it be? Seems insane that you can call the microsecond off the bag out and not reverse the the lift the player off the bag call.

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