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Terry Pendleton got angry and grabbed Chris Johnson for some reason

Sep 28, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

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The scene: The Braves were down 5-1 in the ninth inning, but were staging a rally against Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. Justin Upton hit a three-run home run to bring the score to 5-4, and the Braves kept fighting. Freddie Freeman singled and Evan Gattis walked to put the winning run in scoring position for Chris Johnson. Johnson hit a 1-2 grounder in the hole, but shortstop Jimmy Rollins dove for it and snagged it with just enough room to spare. He got to his feet quickly and fired across to first base to narrowly get the force at first base. Johnson slid head-first into the bag in an attempt to keep the inning going, but he was a few inches behind. The Phillies won 5-4, pushing the Braves one game behind the Cardinals for the best record in the National League.

As Johnson returned to the dugout, he received some consolation pats from his teammates. Out of nowhere, first base coach Terry Pendleton came up to Johnson and grabbed him and shoved him. Johnson didn’t react with any surprise, so it appears as if he did something wrong — perhaps not running hard out of the box, or choosing to risk injury by diving head-first.

Here’s a .gif of the incident:

If and when we hear why this happened, we will update this post with more information.

Update (11:20 PM):

  1. spicyjimbolaya - Sep 29, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    There is an unwritten rule in baseball, you do no throw a batting helmet in the dugout.

  2. spacemaker101 - Sep 29, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    That’s not an unwritten rule you just don’t throw your damn helmet as a huge braves fan knowing Chris Johnson has thrown his helmet or bat tons of time and TP has told him to stop all year and then that was just the last straw bc he was pissed ab the game and then a helmet hit him.. Btw dodgers don’t want none!

    • djpostl - Sep 29, 2013 at 11:22 AM

      1. Yes, it is an unwritten rule. Guys don’t mind someone showing some fire, but not at the expense of an injury (which could easily happen with so many people in close proximity). 2. Who cares about the Dodgers? Though your bottom feeding team is 100% done if you have to face Kershaw & Greinke, especially in a shot series. 3. The Braves are a joke who happen to play in a joke of a division. Until a month or so ago you didn’t have a single team besides yourselves who was over .500 (hence why the NL “Least” has ranked as the worst division in MLB all season according to every divisional power ranking system out there). 4. Learn to punctuate and not put your arguments in that “texting”, “Twitter” kind of gutter jibberish.

  3. db1001 - Sep 29, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Oh so that’s where McCann gets it from

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