May 28, 2016
There was speculation if the New York Mets would try any retaliation against Chase Utley this weekend, and our answer is… kind of?
Noah Syndergaard fired a 99 mph fastball well behind Utley, which earned him an immediate ejection. Utley, of course, barely moved. Upon seeing the ejection, Mets manager Terry Collins was furious. He was eventually thrown out as well:
Retaliation? Noah Syndergaard threw behind Chase Utley & was ejected.— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 29, 2016
Terry Collins was livid & got tossed too.https://t.co/LqL4Qax0YS
(Not to go unnoticed, Marlins Man was looking the other way in the front row when the pitch was released, and immediately jumped to his feet, perplexed by the call.)
Syndergaard is on the short list of the best pitchers in baseball, so losing him was obviously a major blow to the Mets. Logan Verrett came on in relief for “Thor,” and Utley opened the scoring with a homer to right field.
The crowd was chanting "Hit him! Hit him!" And then Chase Utley hit a home run. 1-0, Dodgers.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) May 29, 2016
37 career HRs for Chase Utley against the Mets. Most he has vs any team. He plays the villain well.— Kevin Burkhardt (@kevinburkhardt) May 29, 2016
UPDATE: He did it again, this time a grand slam.
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