Phillies' Sandberg reacts to heated exchange with reliever Ken Giles
Ken Giles certainly now understands just how much the Phillies' coaching staff detests being shown up by its players.
In the Phillies' 1-0 loss to the Pirates on Friday, Giles was demonstratively discontent with a call from the dugout for an intentional walk, and got an earful from manager Ryne Sandberg and pitching coach Bob McClure upon returning to the dugout after the inning.
"There was some frustration," Sandberg said of the exchange after the game."[We] talked about some game situations. There was some communication about some strategy. But I thought he threw well."
The Phillies' telecast showed video of the exchange, in which both Sandberg and McClure are seen berating Giles for expressing discontent with their decision. Giles is seen yelling back at McClure, repeatedly telling him that he "[expletive] understands" what McClure's barking at him.
Sandberg said that all is well after the heated moment.
"Everything's taken care of in-house," Sandberg said. "Everything's fine. I do like to have players with emotions. There's a time and a place and a situation to show that."
(h/t CSN Philadelphia)
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