Orioles shortstop Manny Machado had no regrets about his decision to charge the mound Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals after right-hander Yordano Ventura hit him with a 99-mph fastball in the fourth inning of Tuesday’s 9-1 win at Camden Yards. His Orioles teammates, too, had nothing but praise for what he did.
“I don’t regret anything,” Machado said. “It’s part of the game. Reactions fly. When somebody’s throwing 99 [mph] at you, it’s going to hurt. You can ruin someone’s career. You don’t think in that situation. You just react to it. It happened. Whatever happened, happened. You just have to move forward. Thank God the team came out there and kept batting, kept swinging the bats how they did. That’s all that matters, that we came out with the W.”
Machado acknowledged there was “probably going to be a suspension coming” after his ejection, but said “you got to deal with consequences that are going to come your way.”