St. Louis CardinalsThird baseman Nolan ArenadoAnd pitcher Genesis CabreraMajor League Baseball has suspended them all for their participation in the benches-clearing brawl that occurred in their 10-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. New York Mets at Busch Stadium.
Arenado received a two game suspension for “contributing towards the incitement incident”, according to the league. Cabrera received an one-game ban. Both were also given an undisclosed fine and will serve their suspensions for Thursday's game, unless they appeal.
Cabrera was a Mets hitter J.D. DavisThe Mets' 19th major league hit-by-pitch this season was achieved with a pitch in eighth inning. It was one day after St. Louis struck three Mets batters Tuesday night with pitches.
New York seemed to respond a half-inning later against Arenado, when Mets reliever Yoan LopezHe clocked a fastball at 94 mph near his head. Arenado shouted at Lopez to “do that again!” The benches and bullpens were cleared and teams began pushing and shoveling near home plate.
Crew chief Mark Wegner explained that Arenado was dismissed for charging the mound. Lopez was still in the game.
Lopez also received an undisclosed penalty for his part in the incident. The Cardinals pitcher and two other players were also penalized. Jack FlahertyMets pitcher Taijuan Walker— were fined after joining the benches-clearing brawl and being on the injures list.