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Dusty Baker declines comment on feud, lets Reds’ bats do the talking against Derek Lowe

Jun 19, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

Dusty Baker AP

Dusty Baker and Derek Lowe had a war of words last week that culminated in Lowe saying “I have zero respect for the guy” and Baker saying “there was a good chance he was drinking at the ballpark.”

Not surprisingly last night’s rematch series between the Reds and Indians drew a ton of media coverage from reporters looking to delve back into the feud, but both Baker and Lowe took the high road by declining to comment.

And then Baker’s hitters smacked Lowe around for seven runs on 11 hits, causing his ERA to balloon to 4.30 after being 2.15 as recently as May 25. Last week’s back-and-forth all started because Lowe believes Baker instructs pitchers to plunk him, but last night’s game featured no incidents. Well, except for Reds starter Mat Latos accusing the Indians of stealing his signs.

So much drama!

  1. buffalomafia - Jun 19, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    It’s all in fun right?

  2. chill1184 - Jun 19, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    I have no dog in this fight but Baker is right. Talk is cheap (along with internet toughness), play the damm game.

  3. myopinionisgarbage - Jun 19, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Dusty Baker – the worst manager to continually gain employment. Why anyone would let this guy comment on, let alone control the future of, young pitchers is an enigma to me. Nice guy though.

  4. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Jun 19, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    So much drama in the LBC.

  5. allmyteamsareterrible - Jun 19, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Yep, and they lost. So I guess the Indians’ bats were a bit more supportive.

  6. dontcarewhatusay - Jun 19, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Baker is a racist pig and should be run out of Major League Baseball.

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