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Gio Gonzalez, Jayson Werth argue in dugout

Gio Gonzalez Jayson WerthWashington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez and right fielder Jayson Werth got into it with each other during the first inning of the team’s 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

It’s unclear what they were upset over, but chances are Werth’s effort on Joaquin Arias’ double down the right field line might have bothered the pitcher. Werth had a hitch after going to field the ball by the wall and then made a weak throw into second, not even challenging Arias, who slid in easily with the double:

Gonzalez said after the game that the matter would stay between him and Werth. Manager Davey Johnson had a different explanation for the issue. He said Werth took issue with Gonzalez not covering first on a double-play ball by Buster Posey, which led to the Nats settling for one out.

“Just a little camaraderie going on,” Johnson said after the game, via the AP. “Jayson sometimes can get a little vocal. He thought Gio was a little late covering first.”

I’m sure there won’t be much tension in the clubhouse over this issue moving forward. If TV cameras hadn’t recorded the incident, nobody would have known about it.

GIFs via SB Nation


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