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St. Louis Post-Dispatch 19 September, 2021 - 09:45pm 25 views

Why did Machado yell at Tatis?

Per ESPN, “Machado shouted and cursed at Tatis, telling him 'it's not about you' and 'you go play baseball,' after everything went down. Dodgers WayDodgers: Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis fight amid Padres downfall is hilarious

The Blues travelled to north London and beat Nuno Espirito Santo's side 3-0 in the London derby.

The win then put Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table, level on points with Liverpool and Manchester United.

After the game, the Blues' new signing Romelu Lukaku took to Instagram to post a picture of the boys huddling around N'Golo Kante, after he got his name on the scoresheet, with the caption, "let's goooooo".

Despite having a largely quiet game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Lukaku has been a key asset to Chelsea this season already, having scored four goals from his first five games.

The Tottenham defence made sure to focus closely on Lukaku, not letting him have too much space to move to try and contain goals from the Blues.

Instead, Thomas Tuchel's boys were forced to turn to other players to provide the goals with Thiago Silva, N'Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger all finding the net.

The German signed for Chelsea in the summer of 2020 and struggled a lot throughout the season to find the net.

Since Lukaku has returned, he has looked like the man to take Chelsea's goalscoring tally to new levels, after the Blues' top scorer in the league last season was Jorginho with a mere seven goals.

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Padres vs. Cardinals Game Highlights (9/18/21) | MLB Highlights

MLB 20 September, 2021 - 03:30pm

The spiraling San Diego Padres blew an eighth inning lead against the Cardinals on Saturday night in St. Louis to fall 2 ½ games out of the final National League playoff spot (STL 3, SD 2). No less notable is that frustrations led to a dugout conflict between the team's two biggest stars, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado

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Here is video of the confrontation that includes some NSFW language. The conflict stemmed from Tatis' arguing balls and strikes after he struck out looking in the fifth. In an effort to spare Tatis from likely ejection by plate ump Phil Cuzzi, Padres manager Jayce Tingler was himself ejected. That seemed to spark the heated argument between Tatis and Machado, during which both players had to be separated. "It's not [expletive] about you," Machado can be heard yelling at one point

Tensions within the roster are understandable given the Padres' recent struggles and tumble out of playoff position. With Saturday's key loss, San Diego has now lost seven of their last nine and has gone 5-10 in September and 23-32 in the second half. Once in the thick of the NL West race, the Padres effectively have no shot at the division title and have likewise seen their odds of winning the second wild card spot take a sustained hit. In that sense, the heated argument between Machado and Tatis was probably about more than just what happened in the fifth inning on Saturday night. 

Speaking of the fifth inning, the Padres at that juncture still held a 2-0 lead. That lead would last until the eighth, when the Cardinals plated three -- two on another clutch home run off the bat of Tyler O'Neill. The Cardinals have now won seven straight and are a season-best nine games over .500. They lead the Reds by a pair of games in the chase for the second wild card berth, and they lead both the Reds and Padres by three games in the loss column.

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BenFred: Thank you, Cardinals, for making September in St. Louis feel like it should

St. Louis Post-Dispatch 20 September, 2021 - 03:30pm

The spiraling San Diego Padres blew an eighth inning lead against the Cardinals on Saturday night in St. Louis to fall 2 ½ games out of the final National League playoff spot (STL 3, SD 2). No less notable is that frustrations led to a dugout conflict between the team's two biggest stars, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado

😳 pic.twitter.com/RU37kBB2Dk

Here is video of the confrontation that includes some NSFW language. The conflict stemmed from Tatis' arguing balls and strikes after he struck out looking in the fifth. In an effort to spare Tatis from likely ejection by plate ump Phil Cuzzi, Padres manager Jayce Tingler was himself ejected. That seemed to spark the heated argument between Tatis and Machado, during which both players had to be separated. "It's not [expletive] about you," Machado can be heard yelling at one point

Tensions within the roster are understandable given the Padres' recent struggles and tumble out of playoff position. With Saturday's key loss, San Diego has now lost seven of their last nine and has gone 5-10 in September and 23-32 in the second half. Once in the thick of the NL West race, the Padres effectively have no shot at the division title and have likewise seen their odds of winning the second wild card spot take a sustained hit. In that sense, the heated argument between Machado and Tatis was probably about more than just what happened in the fifth inning on Saturday night. 

Speaking of the fifth inning, the Padres at that juncture still held a 2-0 lead. That lead would last until the eighth, when the Cardinals plated three -- two on another clutch home run off the bat of Tyler O'Neill. The Cardinals have now won seven straight and are a season-best nine games over .500. They lead the Reds by a pair of games in the chase for the second wild card berth, and they lead both the Reds and Padres by three games in the loss column.

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