In last night’s loss to the Diamondbacks, Russell Martin came up to bat vs. Archie Bradley, who then proceeds to hit Martin with a fastball. Martin picked up the ball and threw it back to Bradley, which caused Twitter to have some fun with it.
— Arizona sports fan (@GlendaleCards) August 31, 2019
Martin shared his thoughts on the throw after the game with SportsNetLA.
“Well the ball didn’t hurt the dirt, there was no scuff on it, so I just threw it back. It’s not a heavy fastball, it’s a light fastball. It’s a light 96 (mph), so I just threw it back to him.”
For those of you who don’t remember, Martin was one of the Dodgers who followed Clayton Kershaw out onto the field after Bradley had some words for new Dodger and former Diamondback, AJ Pollock.
Archie Bradley has a history with Dodger players and fans, but we all know actions speak louder than words and in last year’s race for the playoffs, Matt Kemp reminded Archie Bradley of his place in the baseball world.