WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – If you’ve been living under a rock, the Nats and Braves nearly found themselves in a brawl after Julio Teheran plunked Bryce Harper on the first pitch of his first at-bat following his 3rd inning home run Tuesday night.
Both benches and both bullpens cleared as Harper tossed his bat and jawed vociferously at Teheran on his way to first base, but ultimately, no punches were thrown, a warning was issued to both sides, and play resumed in the fifth.
Nats’ manager Davey Johnson addressed the brawl with the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan Wednesday morning, and the overwhelming takeaway was: “things will even out.”
Here’s their conversation about the aftermath:
Lurch: Did you think about retaliating after that?
Davey: The way you retaliate is guys get pumped up, and Ryan Zimmerman almost did it. He almost hit one out. That’s the way you fire back…
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