‘Silly’: Rodon’s kicked bat strikes teammate
San Francisco Giants pitcher Carlos Rodon, annoyed after the fifth inning in a 7-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, kicked a bat within the dugout that hit shortstop Thairo Estrada within the knee on Tuesday.
Teammates, together with infielder Wilmer Flores, weren’t pleased with Rodon’s show.
“Unacceptable motion,” Rodon mentioned after the sport. “I hit my teammate, the nicest teammate on the workforce. Only a egocentric motion, and it simply can not occur. Silly.”
Estrada stayed within the recreation and was hit by Luke Weaver‘s pitch main off the sixth. That one acquired him in his arm guard, and he later scored on Brandon Belt‘s double.
Rodon (8-6) gave up three hits in six innings. Two have been house runs, although, accounting for 5 runs. He struck out 10, walked two and hit a batter.
Rodon mentioned frustration was increase from his earlier begin on the Los Angeles Dodgers and elevated within the desert.
“My final two begins have not been nice, and in the present day I needed to come back out and get a win for the boys,” he mentioned.
Supervisor Gabe Kapler instantly went to see if Estrada was okay after being struck.
“Carlos feels horrible, he is aware of it is unacceptable,” Kapler mentioned. “These are his teammates and if he is not capable of keep management, someone can get harm. … We’ll work on methods for him to be in management in these conditions.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.