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Terry Pendleton went nuts on Chris Johnson (Video)

Atlanta Braves first base coach Terry Pendleton went nuts on Chris Johnson after the third baseman made the final out in the team’s 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

Terry Pendleton Chris JohnsonJohnson hit a ball sharply in the hole with runners on first and second, but Jimmy Rollins made a beautiful diving stop and threw a one-hopper to get Johnson for the last out of the game.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Johnson spiked his helmet after making the out, and the helmet hit Pendleton. As you can see in the video, Pendleton flipped out on Johnson, grabbing the player by the chest and pushing him in the dugout.

Johnson declined to comment about the incident following the game.

Pendleton’s only 5-foot-9, but man did he look intimidating there. He also happens to be one of the most unlikely MVPs in MLB history. A three-time Gold Glover, Pendleton led the league in batting (.319) and hits (187) and won NL MVP in 1991. Barry Bonds probably should have won it that year.

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Jose Fernandez-Chris Johnson spat at center of Marlins-Braves fight (Video)

Benches cleared during the sixth inning of the Miami Marlins’ 5-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, and a spat between Jose Fernandez and Chris Johnson is at the heart of the matter.

Things started in the top of the sixth when Johnson laced a 97-mph fastball from Fernandez to left field. The ball was caught for an out, but Johnson acted confidently after smoking the ball as if to say that the 97-mph heat was nothing.

“Weak ass fastball,” Johnson appeared to say as he was clearing off the field.

Fernandez seemed to cuss at Johnson in return, and the young Marlins pitcher was ticked off when he made his way into the dugout after retiring the side. He shouted some words at the Braves dugout, and then he continued to act upset when he was in his dugout.

Jose Fernandez home runFast forward to the bottom of the inning, when Fernandez came to bat with nobody on, two outs, and his team up 4-1. Fernandez smacked a 1-0 fastball to left center for a solo home run. Not a bad time for the 21-year-old to club his first career homer, right? Well the youngster sure enjoyed it. Fernandez admired his home run before making his way around the bases. And when he got to third, he spit by the base, in the vicinity of Johnson.

Braves catcher Brian McCann had words for Fernandez as the pitcher approached home, leading to both dugouts clearing. Johnson came sprinting in from third to give Fernandez a piece of his mind. Things calmed down, and the Marlins held on for a 5-2 win.

After the game, Fernandez, who was making his last start of the season because the Marlins are shutting him down, apologized for his behavior.

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