The incident arose after Rodriguez was angry over the result of tonight's game. The Mets had a 2-1 lead in the eight inning against the Colorado Rockies. With two outs, and the bases empty, the Rockies got two men on. As a result, Mets manager Jerry Manuel replaced pitcher Hisanori Takahashi with Manny Acosta, instead of Rodriguez.
Acosta, who spent much of his time in the minors this season, then proceeded to walk a man, then gave up a grand slam. The Mets lost 6-2.
After the game, Rodriguez angrily told reporters that he did not want to speak to them. Then, sometime after going into a backroom, Rodriguez had a dispute with his father-in-law. Police arrived at the scene, the father-in-law was taken to the hospital, and Rodriguez was arrested.
The exact events are cloudy, but this is for sure: a police spokesman stated that Rodriguez is being charged with third-degree assault.
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