Cubs starter John Lackey’s only mistake in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader against San Diego was hanging a curveball for Christian Bethancourt, who clobbered it for the game-winning solo shot in the fifth inning. Lackey’s anger culminated in him yelling, “You better fucking run!” at the Padres catcher as he rounded the bases.
So, Lackey threw a shit pitch and yelled at Bethancourt to run. Nice. But testicleface wasn’t done yet.
“How many home runs does he have?” Lackey asked.
When told Bethancourt now has three this season, Lackey replied, “I have a long memory. He’ll learn.”
Deadspin reports Bethancourt has a career WAR of -0.1. I hope Lackey gets punished for this. The implication is clear–he wants to retaliate for his shit pitch their next series, Aug. 22-24. Can someone on his own team punch him?