Yordano Ventura Drills Manny Machado....Like a Boss
Ventura brushed Machado off the plate in his previous at bat tonight. The two exchanged words after Machado thought he had himself a HR, and then the game continued. But the next time the two faced each other Ventura made sure to drill the All-Star right in his back.
MY TAKE ON MACHADO: Machado had it coming 100%. Ventura's fastball ran inside once or twice, and Machado death stared him to the fucking moon. That I'm ok with though. Let him know you're not going to deal with that all game, Manny. But mouthing off to Ventura after popping out to left field is basically digging your own grave. You know he's going to blast you as soon as you step into the box for your next at bat. However, Manny did get the better jab in for sure. Pretty much the only one for that matter. He caught Ventura with a mean right hook that would make the late Kimbo proud. R.I.P.
MY TAKE ON VENTURA:
SWEET NECTAR...Absolute badass move from Ventura. First he drills one of the best young players in the game. Then he returns the favor to Machado with a death stare of his own, while casually tossing his hat and glove to the side like they're about to 12 rounds in the ring. Did he take a big paw to the face? Sure he did. But the passion it took to eat that punch and then sweep the leg for a pretty takedown was something else. Hey Yordano, pat yourself on the back bud because I'm giving you the win on unanimous decision for this one. Now grab a frozen bag of peas from the clubhouse kitchen, strap it around your jaw and keep firing away out there young buck.