First, a pitch gets away from Haren and hit Holliday in the head. Nobody ever wants to see things like this.
Holliday is coming back from a quad injury and it’s likely he would have been lifted for a pinch runner no matter what he did in that at-bat. He was sitting in the dugout later in the game, so it appears that he passed all the first round of tests and I hope he’s fine.
A few innings later, Belisle throws one behind Rizzo. Belisle and Matheny were immediately ejected, because warnings had been issued after Holliday was hit, and ejections are what comes next.
After the game, Maddon was asked what his opinion on the whole exchange, and as usual, he is not afraid to share his opinions. (The first part of this press conference is about Starlin, so jump ahead to about 2:30)
There’s been a bit of scattered discussion around here the last couple days….Weaver/Seager, Kang/Coghlan….about how much emphasis to put on intentions. Here’s another bit of fuel for that particular fire.