Bumgarner Denies Throwing At Puig

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Bumgarner Denies Throwing At Puig 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:16 pm

Madison Bumgarner hit Yasiel Puig with a slider in the first inning of Tuesday night's game between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers.

The hit-by-pitch came after Jacob Turner led off the game with a home run. Puig hit the dirt when the pitch hit his foot, looked at Bumgarner, then the two exchanged words as benches cleared.

"I tried to strike him out on a back-door cutter, threw it across [and] hit him in the foot," Bumgarner said. "It happens pretty often to a left-handed pitcher with a cutter or a slider. ... He turned around and looked at me like he had something in mind, so ...

"I probably said something first. He's sitting there staring at me. I don't know how to say this without getting myself in trouble but -- I don't know."

Bumgarner and Puig have a history. On May 9, Puig homered off Bumgarner and flipped his bat in celebration. Bumgarner yelled at Puig as he circled the bases and came toward him between third base and home plate.

"I hit a home run, and we had a little back and forth," said Puig. "I'm not sure if it continued tonight. I just reacted tonight."

Via Ken Gurnick/MLB

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Re: Bumgarner Denies Throwing At Puig 

Post#2 » by cmfreeman » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:52 pm

Slider at the ankles, I'm pretty sure if he wanted to hit him, he'd drill him in the back.

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