The Minnesota Twins’ Josh Donaldson figured out how to get catapulted while hitting a home run.
Donaldson yapped at plate umpire Dan Bellino for the second time in the 6th inning of a 4-3 misfortune to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. With Minnesota following 3-2, Bellino called a strike when the 2015 American League MVP checked his swing on a 2-0 pitch from Reynaldo Lopez.
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli came out to talk with Bellino, and Donaldson homered down the left-field line on the next offering. Subsequent to rounding the bases, Donaldson kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it.
Bellino shot out him quickly, and Donaldson, acknowledging he had missed home plate, gotten back to the plate to contact it and afterward contended as he kicked more dirt on it.
Donaldson additionally had contended with Bellino on a 1-1 breaking ball in the first inning that had all the earmarks of being high yet was known as a strike, prompting a strikeout.
“We need Josh on the field, out there playing, and at third base,” Baldelli said. “That’s when we’re at our best. And so that’s really the end of it. I think we can move past it at this point and go from here.”