first_imgANAHEIM >> At one point on Thursday night, the field at Angel Stadium mirrored the stands. Red and blue, all mixed together, emotions overflowing in the heat of the moment.It all started in the eighth inning, after Angels’ third baseman Yunel Escobar was hit by a pitch from the Dodgers’ Brandon Morrow. Escobar, who rarely speaks to the media, declined a request from reporters on Thursday night.Manager Mike Scioscia said it would have been a “strange situation” to hit someone intentionally, because it loaded the bases and brought the tying run to the plate.“It’s tough to see what the intent was,” Scioscia said.The Dodgers were not shy about giving their interpretation of the events.Morrow said he’d been unaware of the Escobar-Kershaw interaction earlier in the game.“From the bullpen we can’t see that stuff and obviously the situation wouldn’t be a good situation to put somebody on base there,” Morrow said.Kershaw added: “I get it, you’re mad about getting hit, but read the room a little bit and realize we aren’t trying to hit you.”Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who was warming up at the time, said the whole incident was an unnecessary distraction.“I think that’s stupid, man,” Jansen said. “Nobody’s going to fight. Just the stupidity of major leagues, when it goes to a brawl like this. I wish this could be over with. If you want to go 1-on-1, go 1-on-1. You can meet somewhere else. Nobody’s going to fight.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Escobar, who had been rather animated in drawing two walks earlier in the game against Clayton Kershaw, obviously suspected the Dodgers were throwing at him.After he was hit, he pointed to his own dugout and began talking, and it became clear he was upset. Gradually, players from both dugouts and both bullpens poured onto the field, although no punches were thrown, no one was ejected and order was restored in a few minutes.last_img read more