Hanley hit by pitch resolved
All the tension that took place on Sunday at Toronto was put to rest on Tuesday in Boston.
Before the Marlins faced the Red Sox at Fenway Park, Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez apologized to the team’s beat writers for losing his temper after Sunday’s game against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
On Sunday, Toronto pitcher Dirk Hayhurst drilled Hanley Ramirez with a pitch on the left elbow in the sixth inning of Florida’s 11-3 win. After the game, Ramirez told reporters that he felt the incident was intended, especially with the Marlins ahead by eight runs at the time.
Ramirez also noted their was no retaliation on the part of the Marlins. Jeremy Hermida also was hit by a Hayhurst pitch in the fourth inning.
Aware that reporters were asking questions, Gonzalez hollered at two Marlins beat reporters and closed the clubhouse. The two other beat reporters, who were in the clubhouse, were also asked to leave.
Gonzalez on Tuesday said he has spoken with Ramirez, but didn’t elaborate.
“We took care of it internally,” Gonzalez said.
— Joe Frisaro