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Dodgers’ Yu Darvish And Astros’ Yulieski Gurriel Post-Game Responses

Oct 27, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish (21) reacts after retiring the Houston Astros in the first inning in game three of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers dropped Game 3 of the World Series to the Astros, with a final score of 5-3. There were many problems that contributed to the loss, however, it began with the Dodgers’ starting pitcher, Yu Darvish.

Darvish was pulled in the bottom of the second inning, the shortest start of his career, after giving up four runs. The scoring was kicked off by a solo home run off the bat of Yulieski Gurriel, but it’s what he did afterwards in the dugout that shocked everybody.

Gurriel was seen making a racist gesture and it looked like he said the word “chino.” Check out the video Yulieski Gurriel below and see for yourself.

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It’s disheartening to see something like this happen in today’s game. The video went viral almost immediately, with fans demanding that Major League Baseball take action against this offensive gesture.

After the game, the media caught up Yu Darvish and asked him for his feelings on the matter. Darvish was very level-headed, and handled it much better than I’m sure many of us would have. He notes that it was disrespectful of Gurriel to do that, but also says that we are all human and can only learn from our mistakes.

Check out everything Yu Darvish had to say in the videos below!

Later on in the evening, Darvish took to Twitter to expand on his post-game comments:

It looks like Yulieski Gurriel will wait until Saturday to release an official statement, but here is a quote from Gurriel that Fox 11 showed after the game:

I didn’t mean to offend anybody. In Cuba we call everybody who is from Asia, Chino. We don’t call them Japanese or Chinese. We call them Chino.

Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle also shared a little bit of what Yulieski Gurriel had to say after the game:

Houston Chronicle

I didn’t think anybody would think (bad) about what I meant with all those kinds of things like that.

I offer my apologies to baseball and anyone offended.

Commissioner Rob Manfred will meet with Yulieski Gurriel on Saturday and decide on what, if any, disciplinary action will be taken. Hopefully, he takes this issue as serious as it is, as this is much bigger than baseball or the World Series.

We will update you as soon as more information is released, but let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Written by Alex Perez

Whittier College Alumnus.
Editor In Chief of Dodgers Nation.
Lifelong Dodgers fan.

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  1. Yuri was the bigger man in this incident, it just shows racism is in all our races! Dodgers don’t let this distract you! Keep it simple! The team that wins 4 games are the World Series Champs! Go Dodgers!

  2. Wow, Gurriel just admitted how ignorant Cubans are. Apparently, they are only aware of 1 Asian country in this vast world… pretty sad.

  3. Nice excuse, Gurriel. The offensive part obviously wasn’t the word “Chinito” but rather the eye gesture!

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