LOS ANGELES — A victory might have escaped the Dodgers on Tuesday, but their efforts to bury the hatchet with the San Francisco Giants was a rousing success.
Credit Dodgers infielder Charlie Culberson as the go-between for the two camps. The former San Francisco draft pick, who came up in the Giants’ system with Bumgarner starting in 2007, had Puig sign a T-shirt bearing the inscription “#DONTLOOKATME” across the front in block letters.
The hashtag was in reference to what Bumgarner yelled at Puig after the seventh inning of Monday night’s game. The interaction led to the benches clearing, but the incident went no further.
Bumgarner addressed the Puig rift with San Francisco reporters before Tuesday’s game and said he had no issue with how the Dodgers handled things on Tuesday.
“That don’t make a difference to me, really,” Bumgarner told reporters after hearing about the shirt but before receiving it. “If it were turned around, I’m sure we’d do the same.”
Bumgarner had left the clubhouse immediately after Tuesday’s game, but his gift from Puig still was hanging in his locker.
Information from ESPN’s Marly Rivera was used in this report.