What was that all about?

Did Brad Penny and catcher Victor Martinez get into an argument on the mound during the Tigers' 12-7 loss to the Angels on Thursday?

You bet they did.

It was about the timing of signs from Martinez to Penny with a runner on second.

That's what Penny said, anyway. Not wanting to discuss it, Martinez said, "Next question."

"He hadn't caught me in a while and it had nothing to do with pitch selection or anything like that," said Penny.

"With a runner on second, I like to come set and take the signs. That way the hitter can't look at second base for anything. I've pitched my whole career that way, and he didn't want me to do it. But there's no other way for me.

"I guess it's a habit," said Penny. "It's natural, I've done it my whole career. It's not that big of a deal.