Following Friday night’s disastrous loss to the Phillies, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. reportedly threw a chair during a meeting with coaches, and said to Mickey Calloway, “Go conduct your [forking] press conference.” After Saturday’s game, Jake Arrieta found a way to one-up Van Wagenen’s outburst with an exceedingly violent and (hopefully) empty threat directed at New York’s Todd Frazier.
During Saturday night’s game Arrieta hit Frazier with a changeup. It didn’t look intentional, but Frazier took offense. In the two years that Frazier has been with the Mets, he’s been plunked by the Phillies seven times, so the frustration had been mounting.