There is an intensity to Mariners manager Scott Servais that isn’t often seen by fans or television cameras. He’s too controlled and self-disciplined to let it become noticeable or turn into a spectacle. But it’s there. And when the right buttons are pushed, it comes out.
Trevor Bauer, the reigning National League Cy Young award winners, is brash, outspoken and developing into a notorious button-pusher for the baseball establishment, opposing teams and players and fans.
And Bauer provoked the ire of the level-headed Servais.
After his outing against the Mariners on Monday night, which included giving up three long homers and five runs in his final inning of work, Bauer downplayed the Mariners’ offensive outburst.