After hanging on for the save in Thursday's 7-6 Phillies win, Hector Neris was pumped up. Well, maybe a little too pumped up.
After getting Justin Turner to fly out for the final out of today’s game, Neris let out a big celebration and it included some choice words directed toward the Los Angeles Dodgers' dugout (see video above).
Hector Neris turned to Dodgers dugout yelled an F-Bomb. Team wasn’t happy with that.— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) July 18, 2019
Let’s face it, Neris has been downright awful in his career against the Dodgers, including blowing a save two days ago, but being able to record the final out of today’s game with the Phillies still leading is all Neris cared about. It was probably a huge relief for a reeling closer.
The Dodgers, however, were not thrilled.
The Dodgers did not appreciate Héctor Neris staring into their dugout after securing the save. Dave Roberts brought up Neris’ suspension and suggested he look into his own dugout instead. “To look in our dugout and to taunt in any way, I think it’s unacceptable,” Roberts said.— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) July 18, 2019
Neris drew the ire of the Dodgers two nights ago after drilling David Freese with a pitch in his shoulder and he received a three-game suspension that he is currently appealing. This has certainly been brewing and Neris’ celebration shows just that.
As you can see in the video above, Neris basically said he was just excited to get the win for his team. Sometimes you get caught up in the moment.
With a 6.10 ERA in June and a 9.45 ERA in July, here’s hoping there’s more of these positive moments for Neris, big celebration afterwards or not.
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