SAN DIEGO — Dodgers pitcher David Price, who was part of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, said a rivalry doesn’t truly begin until you have your first benches-clearing situation.
Well, the Dodgers and Padres are batting 1.000 in that department this season.
The Padres ultimately won the review and Profar was awarded first base. But Kershaw took exception to Profar’s swing. Kershaw felt that Profar attempted to hit Austin Barnes’ glove on purpose in order to get the free base.
“That’s a [expletive] swing,” Kershaw yelled at Profar from across the diamond. Profar quickly responded with an expletive and both benches got up to the top step of their respective dugouts, but didn’t fully clear.