Tony La Russa did not end the season peacefully.
White Sox manager Kendall Graveman’s assistant, Jose Abreu, hit the Astros hard in Tuesday’s ALDS Game 4 after hitting Jose Abreu at the bottom of the eighth inning, destroying the Houston La Russa team.
“It will be a good test for the character and credibility of the winning team because it was done on purpose,” La Russa said after the game. “The catcher continued to search for the well, so he was deliberately hit.
“I’m really interested. They have to have the courage to admit they did it.”
Astros manager Dusty Baker was upset by La Russa’s allegations.
“I want to make a difference with Tony,” Baker said. “There was no intention and there was no reason for it. Zero.”
The Astros ’game ended a controversial series that sparked a scandal over the theft of a character that damaged the franchise’s reputation, accusing Ryan Tepera Houston of“ obsolete things ”.
“Nothing to say, no evidence of disrespectful words,” Astros star Carlos Correa said in an interview on the field after Game 4.
“We ran six at home, then we scored, what are nine? Then we scored six more goals here, they just scored 12 goals. And then you look at the OPS on our way, it’s all in a 162-game season. best in the major leagues, we played 81 times. Their OPS was much higher than it was on the road. He needs to know the truth. ”
The Astros will now turn their attention to the Red Sox in the ALCS, while 77-year-old La Russa and the White Sox will decide if he returns for a second season as manager. The star Chicago team has earned the title of AL Central to allay concerns that La Russa could be associated with today’s player.
However, the DUI’s arrest the day before he was hired, including an early post-season exit and several controversies, could leave room for change.
“I’m not talking about myself,” La Russa said. “I’m a little safe, maybe fifth or sixth year, the process I’ve been using” do they want you back? “If they don’t want you back, I’ll go. They say yes, then you ask the players. They have to choose who they want to control. If you get both, check yourself.”