Fisticuffs broke out in Comerica Park this evening between the Tigers and the Yankees. What’s more, this was a genuine battle, not the typical kind of pussyfooting around that we’ve generally expected.
It began with Gary Sanchez getting hit by Tigers starter Michael Fulmer in the fifth inning. That hit, one needs to expect, was out of disappointment after Sanchez hit a homer before in the game, his fourth in the series. At that point, in the base of the 6th, Yankees pitcher Tommy Kahnle tossed behind Miguel Cabrera. The home plate umpire quickly catapulted Kahnle and chief Joe Girardi. Aroldis Chapman came into the game.
Before Chapman could toss a pitch, be that as it may, Cabrera and catcher Austin Romine started jawing at each other. After Romine took his cover off, Cabrera pushed Romine and they were headed toward the races, finish with punches tossed:
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Another Glimpse :
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Watch Gary Sanchez acquire what ought to be a suspension for coming in with this sucker punch into the heap:
Gary Sanchez sucker punch on Cabrera pic.twitter.com/bJEAIWF7HW
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Regardless they’re unwinding this one. Updates soon.
UPDATE: Cabrera and Romine were catapulted. Since the main another catcher accessible for the Yankees is Sanchez, who was the DH, he’ll get and the Yankees will lose their assigned hitter.
UPDATE: Holy moly, in the base of the seventh, an inning after the warmth had died, Dellin Betances came into the diversion and beaned Tigers catcher James McCann in the head with his second pitch. McCann is by all accounts OK — he got straight up — and everybody’s out on the field once more. Nobody is fighting, however. Betances has been catapulted, as has Yankees seat mentor Rob Thomson. He’s grumbling like it’s some shamefulness, yet now it’s ludicrous to feel that it was definitely not purposeful and, obviously, notices were issued.
UPDATE: And now Alex Wilson of the Tigers has plunked Todd Frazier, prompting all the more pushing and pushing. Wilson has been launched out, as has administrator Brad Ausmus.
My prized moment was when Yankees relievers pulling butt to join the good times:
THAT'S MY BACKUP CATCHER YOU BASTARD! I'M COMING!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/iPJYVSfL4H
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