I think everyone saw what happened yesterday and we at Red Reporter are celebrating Nick Castellanos emergence as an energetic team leader. Nicholas Castellanos got plunked by a dirty pitch in Game 2 after a sweet dinger bat flip on Opening Day. Castellanos who was determined to score, and rub some dirt in the WLB’s noses, went first to third and then hustled home and scored with a head first slide under Jake Woodford’s tag after a wild pitch. Woodford was the pitcher that drilled Castellanos with a 93 MPH heater in the ribs, and Castellanos was all jacked up after scoring the run and flexed on Woodford. Woodford, understandably, cowered under the might of Castellanos but some Toilet grabbed him Castellanos by the neck, and pushed an umpire to the side, as Nick tried to walked back to the dugout.
Benches cleared. No punches were thrown.
Though a Toilet and Jordan Hicks looked like total clowns in the process. However, after the game Castellanos made some killer quotes in the post game press conference.
Nick Castellanos: "I stood up and said 'let's fucking go' and I walked off'"— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) April 4, 2021
Castellanos: "I don't know if I'm a leader. I damn sure ain't a follower."— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) April 4, 2021
We never got any real word from the umpires or MLB as to why Castellanos was the only player ejected outside “taunting is mean”.
Obviously, a game after a minor scuffle, which is what it was, could lead some excitement. So, grab yourself your beverage of choice, crank up the Bally Sports (if it works), and watch you some Reds baseball on this beautiful Easter Sunday. Lineups will be posted below.