The Cincinnati Reds got here away with a 5-1 win towards the San Francisco Giants on Friday night time, nevertheless it was the odd circumstances that led to an on-field confrontation simply earlier than the sport that induced a buzz.
The Athletic reported earlier than the sport that fantasy soccer was the rationale Reds left fielder Tommy Pham slapped Giants left fielder Joc Pederson throughout batting follow. Pederson confirmed that account after the sport with an in depth rationalization of a fantasy soccer dispute that bubbled underneath the floor for months.
“We have been in a fantasy league collectively. I put a participant on the injured reserve after they have been listed as out and added one other participant,” Pederson stated. “There was a textual content message within the group saying that I used to be dishonest as a result of I used to be stashing gamers on my bench. I appeared up the principles and despatched a screenshot of the principles that claims when a participant is dominated out, you are allowed to place him on the IR.”
Pham, 34, was scratched simply earlier than the Friday night time matchup and refused to talk about the battle with reporters after the sport. Pederson recorded the Giants’ solely RBI of the night time when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Main League Baseball says it is investigating the pregame incident.