On Sunday, the Diamondbacks’ and Cardinals’ benches cleared after D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina got into it. Lovullo apparently used some unkind words to refer to Molina, which Molina did not appreciate. Molina, in his anger, pushed umpire Tim Timmons.
Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that both Lovullo and Molina have been suspended one game each for their actions on Sunday. In the press release, Major League Baseball referred to Lovullo’s behavior as “inappropriate actions.” Molina’s was referred to as “actions … which included making contact with Umpire Tim Timmons.”
Lovullo, who was also given an undisclosed fine, will serve his suspension tonight as the D-Backs take on the Giants. Molina has appealed his suspension, so he won’t have to serve his time until the appeal process is completed.