Madison Bumgarner And Yasiel Puig Yelled At Each Other And Started A Bench-Clearing Shoving Match

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Madison Bumgarner got Yasiel Puig to ground out to end the seventh inning tonight in a close one between the Giants and Dodgers. As Bumgarner walked back to the dugout, he and Puig exchanged pleasantries, which prompted Bumgarner to reverse course, and take it to Puig’s chest (these two have an adversarial history with each other). Brandon Belt intervened, the benches cleared, and no punches appear to have been thrown, a limp Puig shove-slap at Hunter Pence excepted.

Thankfully, Vin Scully was around to walk us through the proceedings.


I particularly enjoyed the Giants’ bullpen joining the fray in perfect formation.


Here’s the transcript of their conversation. Bumgarner apparently did not want Puig to look at him.