Ryan Dempster throws at Alex Rodriguez, hits him
The Boston Red Sox starter threw at A-Rod three times before hitting him on the elbow and torso with the fourth pitch. He missed behind Rodriguez on the first pitch and inside on the next two before plunking him on the 3-0 pitch. Dempster was clearly throwing at Rodriguez intentionally.
Home plate umpire Brian O’Nora came out and immediately warned both teams, but there was a scrum on the field. New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi flipped out and argued that Dempster should have been ejected for intentionally throwing at Rodriguez. Girardi ended up tossed.
In another GIF, Girardi can be seen yelling at Dempster, “that’s bulls—. F—ing p—y!”
A-Rod did get the upper hand in his next at-bat. He grounded into an RBI fielder’s choice to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead.
GIFs via Cork Gaines