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Davey on Gio/Werth Argument: ‘Shows Everybody We Got a Pulse’

by Chris 'Blue Shorts' Lingebach
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Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez #47 of the Washington Nationals throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of a game at Nationals Park on August 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez #47 of the Washington Nationals throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of a game at Nationals Park on August 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Jayson Werth and Gio Gonzalez found themselves in a dugout shouting match after the top of the first in the Nats’ 4-2 victory over the Giants Tuesday night, and neither player would talk to reporters about it after the game.

Gio specified what was said between he and Werth would stay between he and Werth, while Werth declined to comment.

The heated exchange came after Gio failed to cover first base on a double play.
“It’s not much,” Davey Johnson told the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan Wednesday. “Just shows everybody we got a pulse.”

“In Gio’s defense, he’s got a bad back and when he releases the ball, he falls to the third-base side,” Johnson would add.

Lending credence to this theory, Gio was seen stretching his back in the dugout later in the inning, and wouldn’t return to the game after a nearly hour and a half-long rain delay.

While Davey’s comments may not directly clear up the catalyst for the exchange, he would add that how the Nats’ season has gone may have played a role.

“A lot of that is probably frustration with where we’re at this season,” Johnson said, while adding that players sometimes say what’s on their mind, and it’s squashed.

“I’m sure they’ll revisit it again a little bit,” Davey offered.

In other news, the Nats have won four straight, so nobody say anything.

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