Derek Dietrich of the Cincinnati Reds has a breakout season on two fronts.
He has already reached a career high with 18 home runs and has already come under the skin of half of the division opponents of the Reds.
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "At Milwaukee's 11-7 win on Friday […] hit one MLB single game record three times The last time there was a word exchange, and both banks were warned. "data-reactid =" 18 "> In 11: 7 victory in Milwaukee am Friday, Dietrich set an MLB singles match record when he was hit three times . The latter led to a verbal exchange and warning both banks.
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1,0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0,8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "It was a carry-over from the beginning on Thursday, when Dietrich was hit twice In the live-ball era, no player has been hit more than four times by a pitch in a single regular series of any length in MLB history. Dietrich was up to five through two games before he was back on Saturday. "Data-reactid =" 19 "> It was a drag on the series opening game on Thursday, in which Dietrich was hit twice. In the live ball era, no player has ever been hit by a field more than four times in a regular series of any length in MLB history. Dietrich was up to five through two games before rejoining Saturday.
Derek Dietrich is the first modern player to have been hit by a pitch six times in a series of any length.
– Reds Media Relations (@RedsPR) June 22, 2019
If there is still a game in the series, you can see where this could lead to.
When batter (s) are hit frequently In a series, there will be hard feelings. Here, however, we explain why it's the brewers who are more annoyed that Dietrich is beaten and why Dietrich does not seem to care.
Why the Brewers Are Angry
The brewers clearly felt that Dietrich had gone to extra trouble Let's meet at least one pitch in the game on Friday when he did it to avoid it.
Said Brewers manager Craig Counsell, courtesy of MLB.com: [19459003[<pclass="canvas-atomcanvas-textMb(10em)Mb(0)-smMt(08em)-sm"type="text"content=" " It is the referee's judgment as to whether he is deliberately in the balls. I do not know, but the second especially, "said Counsell. "But that's exactly what he does. He has done it all his career. And he gets hit so hard. In Major League Baseball I do not know when I saw [an umpire call it]. "" data-reactid = "27"> "It's the referee's judgment as to whether he deliberately puts himself in the balls, I do not know, but especially the second," Counsell said that's exactly what he does. He has done it throughout his career. And he gets hit so hard. I do not do that in Major League Baseball. "knows when I've seen [an umpire call it]."
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1,0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0,8em) – sm" -Type = "text" content = "Brewers fans certainly had the feeling Dietrich illegally extended his heavily padded elbow to make contact." data-reactid = "28"> Brewery fans certainly had the feeling Dietrich unlawfully extended his heavily padded elbow to contact Tonight with 3 HBPs and hit 4x: "The first time I have hit him, but next time I threw a cutter in it, and I do not think anyone else would have hit it … That's his kind of play, we have to figure out what to do to get him out. "
– Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) June 22, 2019
Dietrich was hit by 14 league leaders this season. For his career, he was successful in 677 games 107 times. So yes, it's nothing new to him.
This part is a source of Milwaukee's altercation.
That the plunkings pay off for Cincinnati has probably contributed to the frustration of the Brewers. Here is Dietrich's Wildbox score from Friday: 1 hit, 0 hits, 1 step, 3 HP, 4 scored runs.
Not that Dietrich cares how it reads.
Why Derek Dietrich is not excused.
What a pain when you make runs and lead the team to a squadron with the best six wins.
This is Dietrich's philosophy.
From MLB.com:[19459003[<pclass="canvas-atomcanvas-textMb(10em)Mb(0)-smMt(08em)-sm"type="text"content=" "It's funny 'The guys asked me:' How many of them do you think you've been hit with, and how many have you tried to get hit with? '"said Dietrich. I'm not really trying, one of them When they come and come, they come and come. "It just happens somehow. It is part of the game. I never really shied away from it. People try it "data-reactid =" 51 "> " It's funny, people asked me, "How many of them do you think you're being hit by and how many have you tried?" to be met? "Dietr, I said. "I thought," Well, I'm not really trying to get hit by any of them. When they come up and down, they come up and down. "It just happens like that. It is part of the game. I never really shied away from it. Guys try to stay out of the way. I'm not trying to get out of the way. I hold my ground. I stay in the box.
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1,0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0,8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "" It's big to get to the base, whether it's a walk, a hit, a hit through the field, it does not matter. When you are at the base, you cause chaos. As we are now meeting, it is important. "" data-reactid = "52"> "It's great to get to the base, whether it's a walk, a hit, a hit through the field, it does not matter
The bruises sound more like a badge of honor than a source of pain.
Now it's getting interesting Seeing how opponents and especially the brewers adapt to Dietrich's approach is just as interesting, it will be interesting to see whether the league and the referees attract more attention.
As Counsell pointed out, umpires set rule 6.08 (b-2 ) rarely, whereby the batsman does not receive the first base, if no attempt is made to avoid contact by the ball.
With Dietrich, he is now in front and in the middle, every time he is hit , there will be a reaction that's hard too will ignore it.
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