The feud between Francisco Rodriguez and Brian Bruney escalated today when K-Rod went after Bruney before the game at Yankee Stadium. Bruney got things started yesterday by making some disparaging comments about K-Rod’s save celebrations, "He's got a tired act. He gets what he deserves, man. I just don't like watching the guy pitch. I think it's embarrassing." Rodriguez responded by calling Bruney a nobody, "I don't even know who that guy is. Someone in Double A. I believe he's never pitched one full season. He's always been on the DL, that's all I know, so he better keep his mouth shut and do his job and not worry about anyone else," and daring Bruney to “say it to my face” the next time. Apparently, Rodriguez felt the need to say it to Bruney’s face before today's game and went over and confronted him. Jose Veras and Mike Pelfrey separated the two pitchers and no physical contact was made.