MLB suspends Arenado, Cabrera for roles in brawl
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado and pitcher Genesis Cabrera have every obtained suspensions from Main League Baseball for his or her roles within the benches-clearing brawl of their 10-5 win Wednesday over the New York Mets at Busch Stadium.
Arenado obtained a two-game suspension for “contributing to the incitement of the incident,” the league introduced Thursday, whereas Cabrera obtained a one-game suspension. Each have been additionally fined an undisclosed quantity.
Arenado is interesting his suspension and began Thursday evening in opposition to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Cabrera will serve his suspension Thursday.
Cabrera hit Mets hitter J.D. Davis with a pitch within the high of the eighth inning, the major-league-leading nineteenth hit by pitch for the Mets this season. It got here at some point after St. Louis hit three Mets batters with pitches Tuesday evening.
New York appeared to retaliate a half-inning later in opposition to Arenado when Mets reliever Yoan Lopez zipped a 94 mph fastball close to his head. Arenado started yelling for Lopez to “do it once more.” The benches and bullpens cleared, and the groups pushed and shoved close to house plate.
Arenado was ejected for charging the mound, crew chief Mark Wegner stated afterward. Lopez remained within the recreation.
Lopez additionally obtained an undisclosed effective for his position within the incident, whereas two different gamers — Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty and Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker — have been fined for becoming a member of the benches-clearing brawl whereas being on the injured listing.