Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the National League Division Series is that umpire Jerry Layne isn’t one to be trifled with.
During the eighth inning of the Chicago Cubs’ series-clinching, 9-8 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday, Cubs reliever Wade Davis fired a fastball that drilled Layne in his face mask. Layne was OK, but got revenge by (jokingly) punching Cubs catcher Willson Contreras in the chin.
Check out the humorous moment in the video below:
Layne’s frustration might’ve been building throughout the game.
In the previous inning, Layne had his masked knocked off after Contreras misplayed one of Davis’ curveballs.
Talk about a rough night behind the plate.
Cubs fans hope Contreras and Davis are on the same page when the Cubs take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series.
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