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Friday, October 20, 2017

Nolan Arenado goes off on Rockies teammates in dugout after Matt Kemp homer (Video)

The struggling Colorado Rockies lost again on Friday night, and their star player has just about had it.

Third baseman Nolan Arenado began yelling at his teammates in the dugout, particularly catcher Nick Hundley, after Colorado gave up a three-run first inning homer to Matt Kemp. Arenado appeared to be furious that Kemp had been thrown a first pitch fastball, though pitcher Chris Rusin denied this.

“I can’t repeat a lot of (what I said),” Arenado said of his outburst after the game, via Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. “I was just frustrated, losing gets kind of old, and I’m frustrated with myself.

“I wasn’t yelling at Hundley, I was just yelling in general. The frustration just got the best of me. If I was going to do that, I probably should have done it in the tunnel. The boys know I love them. It was just frustration building up and the losing is getting old.”

Arenado’s outburst did little to wake up the Rockies, who lost 4-0 and even gave up a straight steal of home to Melvin Upton Jr. later in the ballgame.

It probably wasn’t a good idea for Arenado to let loose in the dugout where the TV cameras are pointed, and he admitted that. At least it wasn’t as bad as this incident. Still, as he said, take it to the tunnel next time.

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