Wainwright took exception with the way that Gonzalez celebrated after doubling home Mark Ellis in the fourth inning. Shortly after Gonzalez’s hit, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig flipped his bat and watched a ball that he struck, thinking that it was going to be a home run. It ended up being a triple. Wainwright was asked what he thought about the situation.
"I didn't see it," Wainwright said. "I saw Adrian doing some Mickey Mouse stuff on third base, but I didn't see what Yasiel did. Those guys are fired up. This is playoff baseball, they want it over there."
Gonzalez responded to Wainwright's comments.
"I did what I always do," Gonzalez said. "We are in L.A., so Mickey Mouse stuff does go. ... Mickey Mouse is only an hour away. So, you know, it fits us. I did what I always do."
Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran shared his thoughts about Puig’s antics.
"I think he doesn't know," Beltran said. "He still thinks he's playing somewhere else, I don't know. He has a lot of passion, no doubt about that. Great ability, great talent, and I think with time, he will learn that you have to sometimes act a little bit more calm. Not only with trying to show up other teams, [but also], like, umpires. It's going to take him time, but he's going to learn…As a player, he will learn. I don't think he's a bad kid, I just think he doesn't know right now."
Puig downplayed the incident.
"In Cuba, you always see a lot of emotion on the field," Puig said. "Everyone is really giving it their best. It's their job to go out there and do the best they can, just like it's here in the big leagues. The people in Cuba are born to play baseball, and that's what you see on the field mostly."
St. Louis leads the series 2-1 with Game 4 set for Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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