Houston Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer got rocked early by the New York Yankees on Saturday, allowing a grand slam to catcher Brian McCann and a two-run dinger to outfielder Chris Young — all before he was out of the second inning. So the frustrated lefty took out his anger out on Alex Rodriguez by intentionally throwing a fastball at A-Rod's midsection.
CC Sabathia took offense at the bush league tactic and the Yankees pitcher had to be held back by manager Joe Girardi after the big guy hopped out of the dugout.
Oberholtzer, who just took a beating from McCann and Young, wanted no part of CC's wrath and meekly retreated to the Astros dugout — without even waiting for the umpire to give him the thumb.
It'll be interesting to see what happens the next time CC and Oberholtzer meet in a big league park.
Or not. Since Obie was almost immediately sent down to Triple-A.
.@Astros option LHP Brett Oberholtzer to Triple-A Fresno.— MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) June 28, 2015