PHOENIX – The Cubs seemed to be fine in Saturday's game at Chase Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but Chicago's third baseman, David Bote, felt upset in the seventh inning.
Messenger, who had loved in each of his last two record appearances. Bote, who was about to take his base, seemed to misinterpret Koch. Koch raised his palms.
The benches cleared.
Catcher John Ryan Murphy walked back and forth between cook and messenger, seemingly demonstrating that he had no intention of storming the hill. Nonetheless, all staff on both sides, including the Bullpen, had emerged from their respective observation areas to cause a brief delay on the field.
The messenger hit-by-pitch was one of many failures thrown by each team in the ballgame but only the second instance in the game that a dough was hit. In the first inning, D-Backs outfielder Adam Jones was hit by an incline that might have caught him on the head, instead tugging him in the arm when Jones tried to avoid him.
Later, Zack Godley ducked out of the way of a pitch that was thrown near his head. Other positions of each team were high and / or inside.
Saturday's game was the fifth competition this year between the two teams. Sunday is the last time they meet this regular season.