The San Diego Padres are not happy with Anthony Rizzo

The Chicago Cubs had to rally from a 2-0 deficit on Monday to win their second-straight game and avoid losing to the San Diego Padres for the fourth time this season.

Chicago got their first run on an Anthony Rizzo sacrifice fly in the third inning. They then took the lead off a Willson Contreras home run and Albert Almora double in the seventh.

But it was a play from Anthony Rizzo in the sixth inning that had the Padres upset.

Rizzo was thrown out at the plate on a fly ball out by Kris Bryant in the bottom of the sixth inning. On the play, Rizzo ran over catcher Austin Hedges.

Check it out:

Hedges had to leave the game with an injury while Rizzo stayed in the game. Following the Cubs 3-2 win, Padres manager Andy Green called it a cheap shot:

Some Padres beat writers were in agreement and lashed out on Rizzo, Maddon and the Cubs after the game. Here’s a little of what they said:

You can see more reaction in the replies to those tweets. As for Rizzo, he spoke on the incident following the game and offered his side of the play:

Tomorrow should be interesting. We will see if the Padres decide to retaliate against Rizzo, who will likely be leading off, again.

Zack Pearson

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One thought on “The San Diego Padres are not happy with Anthony Rizzo

  • June 20, 2017 at 8:41 AM
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    What? Rizzo did not stop in his tracks? Ohhhhhmy! Rizzo was in the base path as he was not addressed by the ump (Ejected). The catcher clearly moved tward his path causing the collision. The rule should be at any base the defense stays out of the base path by positioing to receive the ball and reach to make the tag. Anything else both players suffer the consequences.

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