Giants’ Carlos Rodon repents after batting Tyro Estrada: ‘I just feel stupid’

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No one had much to say to Carlos Rodon after an upset pitcher inadvertently hit his teammate with a baseball bat during the fifth inning when he kicked it in the stadium’s dugout. San Francisco Giants Lost 7-3 against the Arizona Diamondbacks – after the game, he was already very unhappy with himself.

Rawdon let the frustration of the Giant’s sixth consecutive defeat get to him as he slammed his glove. on a dugout bench in the second inning after giving up a two-way homer, but later in the fifth, his anger drew more than the equipment.

“Walked in, kicked the bat – an unacceptable act,” he said in the dugout after shortstop Tyro Estrada hit his leg. “Hitting my teammate, probably the nicest teammate on our team, and that is just a selfish act that is unacceptable and cannot happen, and I take on everything [responsibility], I take all this amount. It just can’t happen. I just feel stupid, very stupid.”

San Francisco Giants shortstop Tyro Estrada throws to first base as Giants third baseman David Villar (R) supports the game during the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 26, 2022 in Phoenix, State Arizona.

San Francisco Giants shortstop Tyro Estrada throws to first base as Giants third baseman David Villar (R) supports the game during the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 26, 2022 in Phoenix, State Arizona.
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Rawdon almost immediately expressed remorse for the outburst as Estrada bent down to grab what appeared to be his shin.

“You immediately saw the difference in emotions and I just felt really stupid.”

Rawdon explained that his temper got the better of him – something that had been building up for some time.

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“I was just holding on to the frustration from the previous two innings and it’s just not the right way, that’s for sure,” he said. “The last two starts didn’t go very well and we didn’t play very well and today I wanted to go out and bring victory to the boys and it completely rebounded and I did something even more stupid.”

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Carlos Rodon (16) walks around the mound after losing a three-run home run to Christian Walker of the Arizona Diamondbacks (left) during the third inning of a July 26, 2022 game in Phoenix, Arizona.

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Carlos Rodon (16) walks around the mound after losing a three-run home run to Christian Walker of the Arizona Diamondbacks (left) during the third inning of a July 26, 2022 game in Phoenix, Arizona.
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

He continued, “Just got pissed, pissed off at myself, and I did a selfish act and kicked a bat that had no reason to kick. beat myself.”

Manager Gabe Kapler agreed with his best pitcher.

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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Carlos Rodon pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning on July 26, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Carlos Rodon pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning on July 26, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

“You saw it right away,” Kapler said. “Carlos feels terrible, he knows this is unacceptable. These are his teammates and if he can’t keep control, someone might get hurt… We’re going to work on making sure he can be in control in those situations.” “

Diamondbacks won for the fifth time in eight games against the Giants this season and San Francisco, which won 107 games a year ago, fell below .500 for the first time this season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.