August 26, 2014

Derek Lowe has no love for Dusty Baker

Jordan Bastian has the story following the Indians’ loss in Cincinnati. Apparently Derek Lowe had some choice words about Reds manager Dusty Baker-

“Dusty will deny it. It has everything to do with him. You can go ask him. He’ll deny it like he has no idea. They’ve been trying to do this [stuff] for years. I’d always come up with men on base. To say it didn’t come from Dusty, Mat Latos was with the San Diego Padres the last four years. He has no idea what’s going on. Again, you can ask him and he’ll say he doesn’t know [anything] about it like he always does. This goes back to my last year with the Dodgers. He made up some [bogus] story. A lot of people got involved. People almost got fired over it. You can go ask him right now and he’ll say he has no idea what you’re talking about. But just watch the game. Mat Latos has nothing to do with anything that has gone on. How would he know? Why in the [world] would you throw a 96 mph fastball, first pitch, inside to a pitcher? Ask him.”

Wow. There’s a little more. Go read about it on Bastian’s blog.

[Related: Box Score: Indians 3, Reds 5]

  • mgbode

    “I guess Mat Latos just figured he’d hit me to lead off the fifth inning on his own.”

    hehe.  Fiery old guy that Lowe is. 

    I don’t think anyone would have any love lost for a guy like Dusty though.  he’s old school (to extreme faults).

  • Stephen Pipkin-Savage

    It’s probably about this 2005 period and something that happened on the field during that period…. http://nysportsdog.blogspot.com/2009/01/whispers-did-derek-lowes-past-hurt-him.html