Mets reliever Hansel Robles was suspended three games for throwing high and tight to Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp during Wednesday’s appearance. The game featured Justin De Fratus hitting Yoenis Cespedes with a pitch, Adam Loewen hitting Kirk Nieuwenhuis, and Logan Verrett hitting Odubel Herrera. Both benches had already been warned when Robles threw at Rupp.
The Phillies’ and Mets’ benches emptied onto the field but sanity was quickly restored after some yelling. The Phillies weren’t happy with Robles during an August game, taking issue with his attempting to quick pitch. Robles was admittedly quick pitching when he threw at Rupp, but denied intentionally throwing at him.
Robles plans to appeal his three-game suspension, as ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reports. With three games remaining, Robles will remain active. Any part of his suspension he is unable to serve before the end of the 2015 regular season will be carried over to the beginning of the 2016 season. Robles would not serve any of his suspension during the playoffs.
Robles, 25, has a 3.57 ERA with a 58/18 K/BB ratio in 53 innings of relief for the Mets in his rookie season.