The Texas Rangers apparently don’t like losing. They also don’t like being beaten soundly, as evidenced by their behavior on Monday in a 14-4 loss to the San Diego Padres. Fernando Tatis is a big star in the making, if not already so. He showed more of the reason why in this game, hitting a grand slam, his first ever, to take the Major League lead over Mike Trout for most home runs so far (10).
How he did it, though, was a little controversial. His team was up 10-3 in the seventh and the count was 3-0. He missed a sign, evidently, and swung away, driving himself and the three ducks on the pond in. The Rangers didn’t like that, and threw behind the next batter. Childish behavior, quite honestly. If you don’t want to get beaten, don’t play the game. Players are played to give their all on every play. “Unwritten rules” are idiotic, and it’s a reason why people don’t want to watch baseball. At any rate, the win took the Padres to 12-12 thus far, mostly on Tatis’ seven RBIs.
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