Major League Baseball just announced that Nationals pitcher Jonathan Papelbon has received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch “in the head area” of Manny Machado in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game.
One would assume that, since the Nationals are not yet mathematically eliminated, Papelbon will appeal his suspension, thereby remaining eligible.
In other news, I would’ve given him more. But then again, I’ve learned that I’m in a minority of people who find throwing a 93 m.p.h. fastball at someone with the intention of hitting them to have no place in baseball.