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Mass Brawl Between Mariners And Angels
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Following the large brawl that ruined the Los Angeles Angels’ victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, Major League Baseball has suspended 12 players and coaches.
The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels’ battle on Sunday was bloodier and larger than the average baseball brawl.
The Mariners suspended three players. After being struck by a pitch from Andrew Wantz, Jesse Winker charged the Angels bench, receiving a seven-game suspension, five games for J.P. Crawford, and two games for Julio Rodriguez.
Twelve people, including all team members, have received disciplinary actions between the two teams.
Manager Phil Nevin was suspended for 10 games along with nine other players and coaches for the Angels.
When Anthony Rendon returns from injury, he will miss five games, along with Wantz, Ray Tepera, Raisel Iglesias, and Ray Tepera.
The catching coach, bench coach, interpreter, and assistant pitching coach for the Angels were all given penalties.
MLB announced on its website that all three Mariners players will appeal, and the organization will be able to spread the penalties so that none of the players miss time at once.
Wantz hit Winker on the hip, which added to the Mariners‘ resentment that one of Wantz’s early pitches during Sunday’s game was close to Julio Rodriguez’s head.
The major brawl that broke out between both clubs in the second inning on Sunday in the MLB overshadowed the Los Angeles Angels’ victory against the Seattle Mariners.
That set off angry exchanges as a furious Winker moved toward the Angels bench, causing both benches to empty and ultimately resulting in eight ejections.
Wantz will not be entertaining after receiving a three-game suspension for throwing intentionally toward Winker, according to MLB.
Tepera and Iglesias, however, are both intriguing players who were able to compete on Monday against the Boston White Sox.
Before the game could resume, there was an almost 20-minute wait. Angels manager Phil Nevin claimed the eight games in 11 days between these teams contributed to the “ugly” situations.
Nevin replaced dismissed manager Joe Maddon on June 7, so his 10-game ban is almost as long as his 19-game term as interim manager.
Winker apologized to the fans after cameras caught him raising his middle finger at them as he left the field, though he was far from sorry for his part in the fight.
After David MacKinnon scored on a single in the eighth inning and Luis Rengifo hit a home run to tie the game, the Angels went on to win 2-1.