The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the 2017 World Series in seven games, and a league investigation determined over this past offseason that the Astros were electronically stealing signs during the title run. The Astros’ cheating has angered much of the Major League Baseball world, and it’s understandably bothered the Dodgers the most.

Well, the Dodgers and Astros began a two-game series in Houston on Tuesday night, and the Dodgers made it clear that they have not forgotten about the scandal.

In the sixth inning, Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly threw a 3-0, 96 mph fastball behind the head of Houston’s Alex Bregman, and followed it up with a yawn.

Later in the inning, Kelly just missed hitting Houston’s Carlos Correa in the head with a pitch that sent Correa to the ground.

Now, that was a breaking ball, and a pitcher is quite likely to go with a fastball if they want to send a message. So, it’s likely that one just got away from Kelly (and the one to Bregman may have been accidental as well; Kelly may not have wanted to put the leadoff man on base with a three-run lead), but Correa surely wasn’t thinking that way after a pitch nearly took his head off.

Kelly said after the game that he didn’t throw at the Astros on purpose.

Well, Kelly eventually struck out Correa, and the two exchanged words… and Kelly made a funny face mocking Correa.

Naturally, that all led to the benches clearing.

Kelly wasn’t even on the Dodgers in 2017; he was on the Boston Red Sox, who also lost to the Astros in the 2017 postseason (Houston beat Boston 3-1 in the ALDS).

As for the actual game, the Dodgers came away with a 5-2 victory. Both teams are 3-2 in the early going.

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