Machado Called ‘Dirty Player’ By Yelich After Benches Clear

Machado Called ‘Dirty Player’ By Yelich After Benches Clear

Machado Called ‘Dirty Player’ By Yelich After Benches Clear

The incident prompted both benches to clear in the 10th inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, an eventual 2-1 win by the Dodgers in the bottom of the 13th. In Game 3, he made a pair of questionable slides, with the latter resulting in a double play after replay review.

Aguilar left his foot on the base for a moment after Machado was already out, and the star shortstop appeared to show his displeasure by bringing his left foot forward and kicking Aguilar on the back of the leg.

The Orioles' most expensive contract was the January 2016 deal to Chris Davis, which was for seven years and $161 million, and it will probably be a very long time until they offer a pricier one.

But Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich described it as "a dirty play by a dirty player" as part of an expansive condemnation of Machado.

"It's a dirty play by a dirty player". That's what he is.

"I don't think we're too concerned about any other teams' comments about our players", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday before Game 5. "It has no place in the game".

"I was trying to get over him and hit his foot", Machado said.

"I've been seeing [back-foot sliders] so much now that if you keep seeing it you're going to get used to it". "If that's dirty, that's dirty". I don't know what his problem is, honestly.

The Athletic first reported that Machado was fined. "I don't know", Counsell said.

Machado, whose late slide previous year injured Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia, has been checked a couple times in this NLCS because of close slides into second. Machado hugged Aguilar after he reached in the 13th inning, then came around to score the winning run on Cody Bellinger's walk-off single.

The Dodgers acquired Machado from Baltimore this season for their playoff push, and to replace injured shortstop Corey Seager. If it's an accident, it's an accident; but on the replay to us, it clearly looks like you clearly go out of your way to step on someone.

Related news