D.J. Short

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver, left, walks off the field as manager Mike Scioscia, center, walks out to talk to home plate umpire Brian O'Nora, not seen, after O'Nora ejected Weaver from the baseball game in the fifth inning after Weaver hit Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager with a pitch, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Jered Weaver on Kyle Seager: “I don’t even know who that kid is”


Tensions were running high last night after Angels right-hander Jered Weaver hit Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager with a pitch. Weaver was annoyed with Seager repeatedly calling timeout in the batter’s box and threw at him on the very next pitch. He was immediately ejected from the ballgame.

Seager said after the game that Weaver “quit on his team” by deciding to throw at him rather than let the issue go and just pitch. Here was Weaver’s rebuttal today:

This is Seager’s fifth season in the majors and Weaver has faced him on 35 occasions. Not to mention that Seager made the All-Star team last year and even won a Gold Glove Award at third base. Nice try, but the whole pretending to not know who someone is thing isn’t going to work in this instance.

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that MLB is looking into the incident, but that Weaver is unlikely to be suspended. He’s pretty fortunate, if that’s the case.

Giancarlo Stanton’s return on hold due to “abnormal amount” of scar tissue in hand

CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 20: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins looks on against the Cincinnati Reds during the game at Great American Ball Park on June 20, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Marlins defeated the Reds 5-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Well, this is a bummer. According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, Giancarlo Stanton‘s return is on hold once again after tests showed an “abnormal amount” of scar tissue in his surgically-repaired left hand.

Stanton has been sidelined since June 26 due to a fractured hamate bone. The Marlins’ slugger was expected to miss around 4-6 weeks after surgery, but progress has been slow and doctors in New York this week told him that the strength’s “not there” in his hand. So sad. It’s like Superman without his powers in the diner fight scene in “Superman II.”

Stanton is not expected to take batting practice again until Saturday, but he still hasn’t given up hope on returning this season. However, the calendar is obviously working against him.

Video: Billy Butler hits go-ahead homer with an assist from Avisail Garcia

Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia fails to make the catch on Oakland Athletics' Billy Butler's three-run home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)
AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles

The Athletics came back to beat the White Sox 4-2 this afternoon on the strength of a go-ahead three-run homer from Billy Butler in the top of the ninth inning. However, it almost didn’t happen.

Watch as right fielder Avisail Garcia makes an excellent leaping grab before losing the ball upon impact with the fence…

Brutal stuff for the White Sox. Butler should at least write Garcia a thank you note or something. It’s the polite thing to do.