After postgame comments in which he reportedly criticized Bryce Harper’s positioning in right field, Rafael Soriano insisted he isn’t upset with Harper for a play in the bottom of the ninth inning of Tuesday’s 4-2 10-inning loss to the Giants.

With two outs and a runner on first, Harper chased down a Gregor Blanco hit in the ninth inning but pulled up and flinched as it near him, fearing the right field wall was closer than it was. The ball fell in for an RBI triple and tied the game, and Soriano blew the save.

The two players talked for several minutes in a private room on Wednesday morning before the series finale in San Francisco.
“He was voicing some frustrations a lot of us feel,” Manager Davey Johnson said. “Did he go too far? Maybe.” Johnson added that the situation is “not a big deal.”

Following the conversation between the two players, Soriano said, “we’re good.” Added Harper: “I was playing where I was supposed to be. I have nothing to say about it.”

According to USA Today, Soriano questioned where Harper was playing in right on the play in Spanish and in terms stronger than his comments to beat reporters following the frustrating loss: “It may not have been a catch-able ball, but if we’re positioned the right way, there might have been a different outcome. With two outs, I could tell my four-year-old son, ‘You know where you need to play,’ and he would go to the right spot to make the play. It’s not an excuse, and I’m not speaking badly about anybody, but I think that’s how you play the game.”