Frankie Rodriguez is well aware of his own temper. The Mets also know too. After Rodriguez plucked Willie Harris with a pitch in the ninth inning of the Mets' 5-2 loss to the Nationals on Sunday, the exchanged words, inciting a bases-clearing incident that defused as quickly as it occurred. "When you're in that situation, you pretty much snap and you're angry," Rodriguez said. "You don't think. You just react in the situation. That what I did."With a man on first base and one out in the ninth, K-Rod hit Harris in the left forearm with a cut fastball that bore in on the left-handed hitter. on his way to first base, Harris said he remarked out loud much the pitch stung. K-Rod, believing Harris was speaking to him, walked toward the first-base line and exchanged words with him, prompting both benches and bullpens to clear--all for what both parties chalked up to a misunderstanding. The 1986 Mets would still be fighting. The Mets need some fire and fight in them. We need 9 K-Rods on the field right now. I give Frankie Rodriguez some credit he did try.
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