Dodgers Blow Out Milwaukee, Fielder Blows Up
After scuffling for more than a week, the Dodgers needed a game like this. Having forgone batting practice they proceeded to crush the Milwaukee Brewers 17-4 despite getting only seven more hits. The 17 runs would mark the most runs the Dodgers have scored at home since May 25, 1979 when they scored 17 against the Cincinnati Reds.
However tensions came to a head in the top of the ninth inning when Dodgers reliever Guillermo Mota hit Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder with a pitch with two outs in the inning. Mota was immediately ejected by home plate umpire Lance Barksdale while Fielder waited around home plate yelling at everyone in sight.
After the game Fielder and most of his Brewers teammates ran to the Dodgers clubhouse trying to get in nearly running me over in the process. With Fielder screaming out, “It’s bullshit, it’s bullshit,” Dodger security quickly ran in and got the Brewers back to their own clubhouse.
“He was trying to get into our clubhouse,” Dodgers catcher Russell Martin asked when told of the situation. “Oh really? Well it’s 25 against one.”