Texas Rangers pitcher Ian Gibaut has had his suspension, which was levied by MLB for throwing at San Diego Padres infielder Manny Machado, reduced from 3 games to 2 games. Gibaut began serving the suspension in last night’s loss.
Gibaut, you may recall, threw behind Machado after Fernando Tatis, Jr., had homered off of Juan Nicasio, who Gibaut relieved, on a 3-0 pitch on a 10-4 game (which promptly became a 14-4 game). Manager Chris Woodward, who was suspended for Tuesday’s game, made remarks after the game about his displeasure over Tatis swinging 3-0 in a blowout, which resulted in much mockery of Woodward and the Rangers over their fealty to “unwritten rules.”
Tatis stole third on Gibaut with two outs on Tuesday, and then Machado his a walk off grand slam last night for the Padres off of Rafael Montero, so the last several days have kind of sucked in terms of both the team losing, and the team being the object of general derision over this episode.
Hopefully we can move on now.