Amir Garrett and Anthony Rizzo have a lot of history on each other, being a frequent left-hand match when the Cincinnati Reds play against the Chicago Cubs.
When Garrett hit Rizzo for the second time in Saturday’s eighth inning, he shouted from the mound and smashed his chest a few times, Rizzo looked at the mound where he went back to the thunder. But Rizzo’s teammates are exceptions.
Cubs players, especially Javier Báez, yelled at Garrett from a thunderous noise, Garrett shouted back to Báez, then Báez leaped over a thunderous railing as the bench cleared down the field.
“That̵7;s his style,” Cubs manager David Ross said of Garrett. I disagree with it. I think it’s rubbish. “
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No punches and no throws are thrown between the two teams. Reds’ third Mike Moustaka Bess catches Baez before he crosses third baseline.Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson separates Garrett from the fight.
Báez and Garrett continued to cheers from across the field and Báez had Garrett congratulated Garrett when he was captured by Moustakas.
There was no ejection and Garrett finished the eighth inning when David Beaute flew out onto the right field.
This isn’t the first time Báez and Garrett have been in the center of the event, clearing each other’s benches. It happened during the 2018 season when Báez was upset with the way Garrett celebrated the strike.
“I love Javy Báez as a player,” Garrett said in 2018. “I love the way he plays the game as a player. But if you’re going to cook this dish, sometimes you just have to use it, that’s the way to go there. It’s not a difficult feeling, it ends with “
Saturday is just the second game between the two teams this season.