All hell broke loose in the third inning (the third inning?) of Wednesday afternoon’s Padres-Rockies game at Coors Field.
San Diego starter Luis Perdomo threw behind Nolan Arenado, leading to Arenado charging the mound, Perdomo throwing his glove at Arenado, and all hell breaking loose.
Arenado, Perdomo, Padres catcher AJ Ellis, Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra, and Rockies pitcher German Marquez were all ejected from the game. No one appeared to be injured in the fracas.
I’m trying to think about what caused this brawl. Arenado struck out in the first inning, and went 2/4 on Tuesday night, grounding into a double play during his final at bat in the ninth inning. Manny Margot got plunked by Scott Oberg in the ninth inning on Tuesday and was placed on the DL Wednesday, and Hunter Renfroe was hit by Marquez in the second inning, but that couldn’t have been what set this off, right?
Suspensions will likely be coming in the near future for Arenado and Perdomo. The two teams will actually play again in two weeks, also in Colorado. Between now and then, the Padres have series with the Giants, Dodgers, and Diamondbacks, while the Rockies will play the Nationals, Pirates, and Cubs.