The Dodgers entered Monday’s game against the Giants only 5 games ahead, showing just how valuable this three game series was going to be. With that alone, tensions were high as the hunt for October is in it’s last week. You mix this with the fact that Yasiel Puig and Madison Bumgarner don’t get along, you’re in for some benches-clearing action.

Sure enough, in the bottom of the 7th Puig hit a chopper back to the Bumgarner who promptly threw him out at first. After an exchange of words, the shouting match began and the benches cleared. Here is the one and only Vin Scully describing the confrontation!

Bumgarner clearly says something along the lines of “Don’t look at me,” which Puig followed with a “what are you going to do to me?” That was enough for Bumgarner and thus commenced the pushing and shoving. Immediately you see Chase Utley run to Puig’s aid… You’re the man, Chase!

After the game, reporters asked Clayton Kershaw about the incident and he sided with Puig, noting Bumgarner as the one at fault.

This isn’t the first time the two have gotten into an argument. Back in 2014, Bumgarner was upset at a notorious Yasiel Puig bat flip. It was only a matter of time before the two rekindled their hate for one another.

The scuffle did not result in any ejections or injuries thankfully; however, it definitely brought a bit of passion to the clubhouse. It was reassuring watching the team defend Yasiel Puig and showing unity. Hopefully they can bring this passion and unity into October, which is when they will need it most!

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  1. LucianoBeltran

    Hey Bumgarner, read this, “pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18. You were wrong. You knew you had pitched a great game and you got Puig out but your pride took over in that moment and started that entire episode of chaos between both teams. Your haughty spirit gave the Dodgers the momentum to win. You were wrong. I find you to be spoiled person of sort. But as I check out previous incidents in which you are involved in similar situations it appears to me most of the baseball players that you seem to argue with are black. I wonder if racism is the issue behind your attitude on the field. Just saying.

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