David Bell becomes incensed after Jake Fraley becomes latest Reds player hit-by-pitch

It happened again, Reds fans.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jake Fraley
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jake Fraley / Chris Coduto/GettyImages

It's becoming a theme, and the mood in the Cincinnati Reds dugout told the whole story. Outfielder Jake Fraley was hit-by-pitch during the first inning of Tuesday's game against the San Diego Padres.

After walking to first base and later finishing the inning on the base paths, Fraley exited prior to the start of the second inning. The Reds starting right fielder was visibly frustrated as he headed into the clubhouse with a member of the training staff. Will Benson moved from center field to right, and Stuart Fairchild replaced Fraley in the Reds lineup.

Reds manager David Bell was equally emotional and took out his frustrations on a piece of furniture in the dugout. Bell was observed throwing and kicking a chair after making the necessary lineup change with the home plate umpire.

Jake Fraley becomes latest Reds player to exit game after being hit-by-pitch vs Padres

Fraley is the latest in a long line of Reds player to be hit-by-pitch. TJ Friedl, Tyler Stephenson, and Christian Encarnacion-Strand have all fallen victim to getting plunked this season. In fact, all three of those players missed time this season, with Friedl and Encarnacion-Strand currently on the IL after being hit-by-pitch.

In addition to Friedl and Encarnacion-Strand currently on the IL, Cincinnati has been without Matt McLain since the beginning the season. The Reds have also been without Noelvi Marte who is serving an 80-game suspension for PED use.

Later in the second inning, while attempting to score on a play from third base, Reds second baseman Jonathan India was stepped on by Padres catcher Luis Campusano and limped to the dugout in pain. This Reds team has been defined by injuries this season and beginning to take its toll.

It remains to be seen whether or not Fraley will miss extended time or be placed on the injured list, but the frustration of losing coupled with the numerous injuries is obviously causing emotions to overflow in the Reds dugout.

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