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Umpire union is really mad Manny Machado only got suspended one game

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As we noted last night, Major League Baseball suspended Padres Manny Machado one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for “aggressively arguing” and making contact with umpire Bill Welke in the fifth inning of Saturday’s game against the Rockies in Colorado.

The argument, as you can see in the video below, got rather heated, with Machado throwing his helmet down, dropping about a dozen F-bombs, bumping Welke and, in the end, throwing his bat against the backstop.

A few minutes ago the Major League Baseball Umpire’s Association registered it’s displeasure at what it feels was a weak suspension from the league. Warning: if hashtags bother you, you may want to avert your eyes:

They went into more detail on their Facebook page:

 

 

I guess if I’m Machado I think pretty hard about taking borderline pitches for a while.

Trea Turner hits for the cycle

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner hit for the cycle on Tuesday night against the Rockies, becoming the first National to hit for the cycle since, well, himself back on April 25, 2017… against the Rockies.

Turner led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to center field off of Peter Lambert. He singled in the second, tripled to lead off the fourth, and hit an RBI double as part of an eight-run seventh inning to complete the cycle.

Turner is the fourth player to hit for the cycle this season. The others:

After completing the cycle, Turner is hitting .286/.343/.494 with eight home runs, 25 RBI, 41 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases in 277 plate appearances this season.