Saturday, May 3, 2014

Benches empty during Nationals-Phillies game (VIDEO)

During a crucial at-bat with one out in the top of the fifth and his team down 3-1, Denard Span requested a time out from home plate umpire Jim Reynolds, but was denied. In the middle of the request, the Phillies Cliff Lee continued with his wind-up and fired an inside fastball that nearly hit the Nationals batter.

Span was upset that Lee threw inside, as he could clearly be seen saying “c’mon man” after the pitch.

Lee shrugged it off and threw a low fastball for ball two before Span slapped an RBI ground out to the right side to cut the Phillies’ lead to 3-2. As he jogged off the field, it appears Lee said something to Span, which caused Span to stop dead in his tracks and turn back towards Lee. The two exchanged words and the dugouts and bullpens emptied. No punches were thrown and the situation was defused. But, while the teams mingled, Lee seemed bemused by the whole situation.

Nats won, 5-3.

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