TODAY: Arenado will begin serving his suspension today, and he has been removed from the Rockies’ lineup, Nick Groke of the Denver Post and others reported.
FRIDAY: MLB is set to hand down a series of suspensions and fines relating to Wednesday’s brawl between the Rockies and Padres. As MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell tweets, the two primary combatants — star Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado and San Diego righty Luis Perdomo — are each slated to sit for a five-game stretch.
Also earning a decent stretch on ice is Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra, who was tagged for four games. Padres reliever Buddy Baumann received a one-game suspension. All of those players were slapped with undisclosed fines, as were Friars veterans A.J. Ellis and Freddy Galvis and Rox righty German Marquez.
It is hardly surprising to see punishment handed down after the tumult that occurred after Perdomo spun a fastball behind Arenado’s back and the latter charged the mound, throwing haymakers as he went. Parra evidently landed a punch, which explains his relatively substantial levy.
Both Arenado and Parra are appealing their suspensions, per Nick Groke of The Athletic (via Twitter). That’ll allow them, at least, to stay in the lineup tonight. Perdomo intends to accept his suspension, per Cassavell (via Twitter), which will likely at least push back his next scheduled start.
Parra should have a longer suspension than anyone else.
Galvis literally threw his glove at somebody and only gets a fine? A.J Ellis was also pretty much a “combatant” in this too, and he gets a fine? No suspension?
I may need to rewatch the video but what did Parra do to warrant a 4 gamer? Did he throw a punch?
Oh no. Not the glove!
No glove, no love apparently. Lol.
My uncle once had a mitt thrown at him. He’d recall the leather sphere hurtling at him at a whopping 20 mph with tears in his eyes, detailing how it glanced off his arm, and landed with a chilling thud on the ground.
The poor man was never the same.
I’m not sure why you think throwing a glove is so bad haha. i think a fine is plenty.
And ya, parra threw and landed at least one punch.
Here’s the interesting thing
Baumann came in to relive Perdomo after the brawl
They fined him for giving up 5 runs after hahaha
Parra restarted the fight by himself after things had been settled. I would say he deserved a suspension.
Galvis weighs what, 140 lb? Threw his glove while backing away from the whole thing. Lol
If he’s man enough to intentionally (and it was) throw the ball at the batter? Be man enough and fight the guy he was trying to hit, rather than acting like a sissy by 1st throwing his glove and then running away. Whenever see cowards like that always reminds me of old Orioles Pitcher Tippy Martinez who hit George Scott many decades back that charged the mound and Martinez then attempted to literally hide behind O’s 3rd baseman Rich Daur.
FYI we don’t say “sissy” anymore, “coward” is the word you’re looking for, which you already used, so you know the word.
I also don’t make the rules, just trying to keep you out of trouble IRL.
The word is still valid to describe a certain group of people doing certain things, but don’t know if they want other people using the word they have recently “claimed.”
As for baseball, I hope everyone that is apart of these fights gets drug tested as well
All players in MLB are drug tested 3 times per season.
Kind of surprised some players didn’t get suspended. Marquez threw punches didn’t he? And aj ellis?
There should have been at least a few more fines and/or suspensions for certain players. There were a lot of angry guys out there.
Would’ve thought Perdomo would get the same as Kelly for throwing the ball and glove at him
Rockies should have gotten more
They had hit 6 padres and threw at hosmers head the day before
They also drilled Margot in the ribs and before that, hit renfroe on the wrist
they really need to change the suspension policy where pitchers get a longer suspension – a 5 game suspension for a starter is 1 start – or sometimes no starts whereas a position player sits out 5 actual games
They are fairly equivalent at about 3% of their respective seasons (based upon 162 games for position player and 30 starts for pitcher).
not really, a 5 day suspension from a pitcher means you can spot start a long man or if the suspension falls on an off day just skip his spot in the rotation and have him pitch the day following the suspension and he effectively misses no time – if it is less than a 5 day suspension they miss nothing. for a reliever they might miss 2 appearances – if that is a specialist that can literally mean that 2 batters get pitched to.
Starting pitcher suspensions are never less than 5 days, for this exact reason. And the league office has access to the schedule. They know if a team has a day off that would make a 5 day suspension for a SP effectively no penalty. They adjust accordingly.
Couldn’t a pitcher (such as Perdomo) simply appeal, then pull he appeal right after his next start? Resulting in (at most) his next start being pushed back a single day?
They lose 5 days of salary.
They are suspended for 5 games not 5 days so off days don’t count.
Pitchers don’t get paid based on number of starts.
Not exactly the same suspension when a pitcher gets 5 games
and a full-time player gets 5 games! The pitcher only misses 1 start.
Yeah but they really only end up playing about 35 games so that “one” start means more to them
Not necessarily even a start. Just gets pushed back a day or two maybe.
Fighting over which team sucks more.
Says jack ass who doesn’t watch baseball.
Nolan doesnt deserve the same suspension as the pitcher. Wake up mlb front office!
Are you a Rockies fan? Because I can’t imagine anyone watching that and not thinking he deserves the same suspension unless team preferences play into it. Dude went nuts, and throwing punches left and right.
Exactly. Dude went full Robin Ventura there.
NOLAN went full VENTURA
nolan, should have gotton more he wasn’t hit he just went crazy.
Obviously, I haven’t seen every Rockies game, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen Arenado that angry before. The guy went berserk. But with all the players getting hit, I guess it was inevitable.
Nolan charged the mound, there is no way that you could justify not suspending him for a decent amount of games.
Perdomo clearly threw at him intentionally and definitely deserves to be suspended as well, but that doesn’t make what Nolan did any more ok.
If you ask me, a five game suspension is too light for anyone who attacks another player for any reason whatsoever. They get 50 games for testing positive for a banned substance, but only five for going totally animal? Something is wrong with that picture.
One is cheating and effects the integrity of the game, the other is fighting.
Violence is the worst kind of sportsmanship and also affects the integrity of the game. Yet it does seem to have its defenders. Maybe they should be following hockey.
Grow up, violence is a part of any physical sport. The reason there are penalties for throwing punches is because it’s not part of a play. It isnt to punish them for being a man and defending themselves.
If you want a bunch of weak docile “athletes” calmly going through the motions of the competition alongside one another then maybe golf is more your game.
Its fighting in a professional, unionized workplace though. You cant have it on one hand where you make all players professional millionaires then on the other hand allow them to jeopardize careers by doing some inexplicably stupid thing like fistfighting in a skill game. We can’t fight in our day jobs without going to prison, they shouldn’t be allowed to do it in theirs.
Also, MLB failed dismally at putting their foot down on this topic by banning Johnny Cueto for life for ending Jason LaRue’s career in a dumb, utterly worthless, meaningless baseball fight.
Sorry, I like my baloney thinly sliced. You are laying it on way too thick. Fist-fighting has no place in baseball. All the rules of conduct tell you so. All the penalties for doing it should tell you so. Nothing tells you to the contrary except an apparent taste for violence. That’s your issue, don’t try to make it anyone else’s problem.
Exactly ! Cueto , the gutless coward spiked Larue in the back
I use to fight in my night job all the time. But I guess it goes with the job of bouncing at clubs ! LoL
I was thinking more office jobs, but yeah, you got me there LOL
This all comes back to MLB really need to take more of a leaf out of Cuban League, make it more light hearted, celebrated and fun. There’s too many old guys in America pushing this “Baseball must be dead serious ALL the time” via the worthless “unwritten rules” that add absolutely nothing to the game other than fodder for ESPN for jerk themselves over.
We need to be pushing the highlights of gameplay, not the “well you did me dirty now my guy is going to hit you with a pitch now we are fighting like 10 year olds” crap that just makes games longer and removes players we pay to see (pretty sure there has to be some kid out there who loves Nolan Arenado and their parents got them tickets for a game he’s now suspended for – great work Nolan! Do you play for the fans, or your own childish ego?)
My own personal fave moment of this season so far was McCutchen yelling and beating his chest after he hit that walkoff homer in the 14th, that got me so psyched, THATS the passion and intensity we need to be championing, not WWE royal rumble crud.
Enough of the “old guys” meme. Seems to me, it’s the “young guys” who are taking a lot of the fun out of the game by trying to turn it into a spreadsheet exercise about stats and money. Not much joy in that. Speaking as an “old guy” (by your definition, I suspect), it should be pretty darned clear that I don’t go for any “unwritten rules” that supposedly give a player permission to beat up on another player. If that bugs you as much as it does this “old guy” then maybe you should talk to the “young guys” who are actually playing the game and making that stuff happen on the field. But forget those memes. They just don’t cut it.
Generalizations are fun!
nolan should have gotton 10 games , he is a thug was not hit but charged mound. dumb and dumber. How dunb is Nolan A
That is such an ignorant statement. He was thrown at behind his back elevated come on that’s complete bush. Watching the replays it’s easy to see why he thought it higher than it ended up. I think he has an idea he’s going to get thrown at, but 96 & elevated. Perdomo drills were in the backside it’s a completely different outcome.
*NA. And I’m not even a Rockies fan. But to call Arenado a thug is laughable.
Totally disagree. No player can ever have any justification whatsoever for assaulting another player. If Arnenado stands there, he remains in the game, the pitcher is ejected, with no fists involved. If he glares back or shouts at the pitcher maybe he gets thrown out too, but still without a brawl and suspensions. The suspensions should tell you how MLB views this kind of conduct. Not sure how to better communicate the problem if you aren’t seeing any other way.
No excuses for not allowing the umpires do their job. None.
Lol what a LA thing to say, come back to the real world!
LOL what a completely empty thing to say.
In the real world you can’t assault someone without going to jail. Nice try.
He started the fight, if anything he deserves a longer suspension
Isn’t this the second time around for Parra?
It should be noted that both pitchers and position players are losing equal time in terms of game cheques and service time. MLB really doesn’t take the games themselves into account.
Is this baseball or boxing? Ding ding go at it gentlemen
Any loser who throws their glove should get their suspension doubled. And anyone who does the Bryce Harper and throws their helmet should get triple.
Using equipment like a weapon, be it a bat, helmet, glove or anything else, should definitely lead to some sort of harsher consequences. Maybe a larger fine or a few more games tacked on to the suspension. I’m a Padre fan, but seeing Perdomo do that was uncalled for.
We’ve seen it in the past with guys like Harper, Brett Lawrie, and even Pedro Martinez back in the day (though admittedly Lawrie bouncing his helmet on the ground to hit the umpire was accidental).
I would agree with bat and helmet but definitely not glove. Throwing a glove at somebody is just about the most pointless thing you can do.
so using this theory, throwing a piece of equipment warrants a harsher suspension then the biggest weapon in the sport, the BALL. The pitcher throws the ball at 95 mph at the batter but hey the batter better not throw his helmet at oh I don’t know maybe 25 mph towards the pitcher. Come on people.
What I’m trying to say is that using equipment on top of throwing at somebody (or doing something that leads to these bench-clearing brawls) is what should lead to increased consequences. A pitcher obviously will be risking fines/suspensions for throwing at somebody, and so will the hitter if they charge the mound. But say the hitter then throws his helmet at the pitcher. Well then that should also reflect in his punishment (for example, maybe the 5 game suspension turns into a 10 game suspension).
Brett Lawrie STILL has a higher career WAR than Eric Hosmer and hasn’t played since 2016. Blows my mind!
The Rockies have hit Padres hitters six times, including sending Margot to the hospital (and DL) the night before and hitting Renfroe the inning before. There comes a point when you HAVE to plunk someone if only in self-defense. At least Perdomo had the salt to throw at a gamer.
Why bother even throwing at him though? Why not just walk over and criminally assault him in the batters box?
Why aren’t these players charged with criminal assault? They’re on camera doing it, if any of us did what they do we’d be doing hard time.