It’s been a rough day for Jose Bautista. Not only did he get hit by a pitch but he also got punched in the face by Rougned Odor after he slid late into second base.
After the game, Bautista ripped the Rangers for “lacking leadership” and called them cowards for plunking him in his last at-bat .
I thought it was pretty cowardly of them to wait until my last at-bat to do that, in the whole series,” “It shows at least the apparent lack of leadership they have over there when it comes to playing baseball the right way. Baseball plays are supposed to be taken care of by baseball plays.
I didn’t really think it (revenge) would cross their mind to do something like that but I guess it shows a little bit of their colors,”
As for Rougned Odor punching him in the face.
“He got me pretty good so I have to give him that,”. “But it takes a little bit of a bigger man, I guess, to knock me down.”
Bautista is lucky Beltre intervened because Odor was ready to lay down some ground and pound after that punch.