This all comes just a day after Machado told Ken Rosenthal - in response to a separate flap (!) - that he's not a guy who is ever going to be "Johnny Hustle" out there.
Machado had already raised eyebrows when he defended his failure to run hard on a ground ball in Game 2.
Both Machado and Aguilar said after the game that they had no quarrel with each other, and Aguilar said Machado apologized to him.
Aguilar wasn't happy about that.
In a tense game, the benches cleared in the 10th inning when Machado grounded out and his feet tangled with Jesus Aguilar at first base.
Nothing happened beyond that spirited argument, and the two principals made up after Machado singled in the 13th inning.
The following night, he seemed to intentionally kick Aguilar's right foot while it resided on first base after a groundout.
That wasn't enough to satisfy some members of the Brewers.
"The play at first today is a pretty dirty play", Shaw said. Hill held the Brewers hitless through the first three innings of the game and ultimately surrendered three total hits in his outing along with one run.
After the game, Machado took issue with calling the play dirty, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports. In the past few days, the 26-year old shortstop has been seen not running out groundballs that he would be safe on and he is making dirty plays while running the bases. "I thought they would pitch around me and get me to swing". If that's dirty, that's dirty. "I know him really well". Milwaukee promptly won its final seven regular-season games and an NL Central tiebreaker against the Chicago Cubs to earn its first division title since 2011, and the Brewers did more than enough at the plate in a sweep of Colorado in the Division Series. He found himself at the center of controversy during Game 3 after he engaged in two aggressive slides.
Enrique Hernandez had some choice words following the Los Angeles Dodgers' 4-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Monday. He can opt out from the two years and $65 million remaining on his contract after this season, or just stay in Hollywood to continue his Hall of Fame-bound career.
Former Oriole Manny Machado has always played baseball to the beat of his own drum, so it's not like anybody should be surprised that he has suddenly become the bad boy of the baseball postseason.