J.A. Happ didn't take kindly to Dee Gordon's criticism.
Gordon was irate Thursday after being hit in the wrist by a 90 mph Happ fastball in the third inning, saying he was "pissed off" after being forced to leave the game. He ripped Happ for what he believed was Happ throwing near his head.
"He was potentially injured and I don't know if he will miss time or what, but it was kind of an ignorant comment,'' Happ told the New York Post on Friday.
"First of all, it wasn't anywhere near where he indicated it was and I don't have a reputation for that.''
"I played with his dad (Tom Gordon,) so he can be reminded how the game has been played for the last 150 years," Happ added.
Happ was teammates with Tom Gordon on the Phillies during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. His hope is that Dee Gordon was just talking emotionally after the game and will feel differently having had time to cool down.
"I was disappointed he chose to use those words and that language,'' Happ said. "It's a non-issue for anybody who knows baseball, it's a non-issue.''
Happ also told NJ.com that he was offended by Gordon's comments, which he called "absurd."