Sep 13, 2022
With the Giants clinging to a three-run lead over the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves on Monday night at Oracle Park, Gabe Kapler entrusted Zack Littell with the eighth inning.
Unfortunately for Littell, Kapler and the Giants, nothing went right, leading to one of the stranger moments of a disappointing 2022 season.
Littell allowed the first four Braves hitters to reach bases and Atlanta scored twice in the process. He managed to get a timely double play, but by that point, Kapler had seen enough and decided he needed left-handed pitcher Scott Alexander to face Matt Olson with the lead on the line.
The 26-year-old thought differently and wanted to finish what he started. He let Kapler know, putting the ball into his manager's hand with some force and saying something as he walked off the mound. That caused Kapler to glare at Littell. The two then went into the tunnel to the side of the dugout to chat.
Source: Yahoo Sports