Benches clear in the Braves-Marlins game


Three years ago the Braves took issue with Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez for what they thought was Fernandez’s disrespect (or something) after he admired a home run he hit. Last night Fernandez and the Braves got into it again.

Nick Markakis hit a homer in the second inning. Fernandez hit Markakis with a pitch in the sixth inning. Retaliation? Hard to say, but he hit him. Fernandez came to bat the next inning and Braves reliever Jose Ramirez threw behind him. Ramirez was ejected and both benches cleared:

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Oy. Plunking nonsense regrettably happens, but you don’t want to see someone headhunting like that. There’s no place for it. I’m glad Ramirez was ejected. He should be suspended as well.