Cleveland Indians second baseman Jose Ramirez watches his three-run home run in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field.
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In the later innings of Game 2 of a doubleheader between the Indians and Twins on Wednesday, some members of the Twins dugout got quite upset.
In the eighth inning, the Minnesota Twins, already down 7-1, decided to intentionally walk Jason Kipnis to pitch to Jose Ramirez. With men on first and second, Ramirez blasted a pitch from Ricky Nolasco high into the night sky to right field. Perhaps feeling a little slighted that the Twins would rather pitch to him so late in a game that was already wrapped up, Ramirez admired his shot with a powerful bat flip.
This did not make Twins manager Paul Molitor and other Twins players very happy, and they let Ramirez know it when he crossed the plate. You didn’t have to be a lip reader to know that the words coming from the Twins dugout were not meant for television.
After the game, Indians manager Terry Francona called it a "good swing but poor judgment."
I'm no lip reader, but looked like Twins yelled at Jose: "Hey, Mister. Nice baseball swing! Impressive feat! But please expedite your trot!"