It appears teams mired in a 2-6 slump are especially sensitive about opponents admiring their home runs and slowly trotting around the bases, as New York Mets star slugger Yoenis Cespedes was very mad at Yasiel Puig for appreciating his three-run dinger to take a 5-1 lead during Wednesday’s game.
For manager Terry Collins, the anger from Flores, who appeared to start the disagreement with Puig, was welcome with the team nine games under .500, ahead of only the Philadelphia Phillies in the division.
“I love it when people get mad,” Collins said of his team. “They care.”
Following the game, Cespedes and his fellow countryman Puig exchanged words on the field in what appeared to be a less heated discussion.
The Dodgers went on to win 8-2, with no retaliation against Puig. They wrap up a four-game set Thursday night.