Fielder stopped at door of Dodgers clubhouse
A screaming-mad Prince Fielder was prevented by Dodger Stadium security and a large group of Brewers teammates from confronting Dodgers reliever Guillermo Mota after a tense finish to Milwaukee’s blowout loss on Tuesday.
Tempers flared after Mota hit Fielder in the leg with a pitch in the ninth inning of the Dodgers’ 17-4 rout, drawing an ejection after an apparent retaliation for the two Dodgers hitters — including Manny Ramirez in the seventh inning — who were plunked earlier in the game.
Fielder stood at home plate for a few moments, then took his base. Immediately after Dodgers left fielder Juan Pierre made a leaping grab to end the game, Fielder charged down the dugout steps.
According to Dodger Stadium security officials, Fielder didn’t stop there. He knew the location of the home clubhouse because it’s near a weight room used by visitors, so he hustled to the door, screaming, with a number of teammates close behind. They caught up with Fielder in time to restrain him.
“I don’t remember that,” Fielder said before a Brewers officials cut off the questioning.
All Fielder would say about Mota was, “He tried to come inside. It just got away from him. It happens.”