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The Diamondbacks’ and Giants’ benches emptied at AT&T Park

David Peralta

Arizona Diamondbacks’ David Peralta reacts after being hit by a pitch during the ninth inning of the team’s baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The Diamondbacks won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)


Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta was hit on the arm by a high Josh Osich fastball during Wednesday night’s game against the Giants. Peralta was hit again by Osich on Thursday afternoon in the eighth inning, another fastball that went too far inside.

Understandably, Peralta wasn’t too happy about it. Unlike Rays outfielder Brandon Guyer, who was hit three times in Thursday’s win over the Red Sox, Peralta doesn’t have a penchant for getting hit by pitches. Prior to Wednesday’s game, Peralta had been hit only five times in 865 plate appearances. It was a bit much to just be coincidental, or at least it seemed Peralta felt that way.

Peralta walked towards Osich on the mound, seeming to yell, “Come on!” The benches quickly emptied. Nothing happened, as is usually the case when the benches empty. Order was restored and Osich was relieved by Cory Gearrin, who got the final out of the eighth.

The Diamondbacks lead 3-2 as of this writing and if they can keep the Giants scoreless in the ninth, they’ll complete a four-game series sweep. The two clubs meet again for a four-game set starting on May 12, so it will be interesting to see if the bad blood carries over then.

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