Tensions with the San Diego Padres appear to be reaching a boiling point.
Star infielders Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. were involved in a screaming match in the dugout during Saturday’s crucial game vs. the Cardinals. A video posted on social media caught teammates separating the two after Tatis struck out looking in the fifth. Tatis reacted angrily to the call, and San Diego manager Jayce Tingler was ejected for arguing.
Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. had to be separated while yelling at one another in the dugout https://t.co/y1x58iKeVB
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) September 19, 2021
Among the things overheard during the expletive laden dispute were Machado screaming “it’s not about you” and “you go play baseball!” The two took the field together shortly after.
This all happened before the Padres blew a two-run lead in the eighth inning, losing 3-2. The Padres are now 2 1/2 games behind the Cardinals for the second and final NL wild card spot, and have been in a free fall for the better part of a month.