Following the Cubs and Reds game on Sunday, Matt Garza had some choice words for Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto. The words were directed at Cueto for his part in allegedly throwing at Cubs’ center fielder David DeJesus on purpose. Cueto threw a fastball right over DeJesus’ head in the sixth inning, and as you can tell from the video and Garza’s words, it was not appreciated.
According to the Chicago Tribune:
“It’s kind of b.s. on his part, just totally immature,” Garza said. “If he has something to say about it, he knows where to find my locker and definitely I’ll find his. I took total disrespect out of that one.”
“Cueto should learn, you don’t go after guys’ heads,” Garza said. “Don’t wake a sleeping dog. I think that’s kind of immature on his part and totally uncalled for. He’s lucky retaliation isn’t in our vocabulary here.”
Garza said DeJesus “plays the game the right way” and didn’t deserve the purpose pitch.
“If Cueto has any problem, he can throw at me and I’ll definitely return the favor,” he said. “I didn’t like that one bit. We don’t retaliate. We just take it game by game and try to better ourselves. Hopefully he learns to grow the hell up. … You’re up 4-0. Grow up. I hope he hears this because I really don’t care.”
Shots have definitely been fired.