Colorado Rockies: Brawl suspensions, fines announced
Major League Baseball announced the suspensions from the melee at Coors Field between the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres…and it’s not good for the Rockies.
Major League Baseball announced a few moments ago that there will be numerous suspensions for both the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres in the bench clearing brawl between the two teams in their series finale at Coors Field on Wednesday.
For the Rockies, third baseman Nolan Arenado, who was nearly hit by Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo, will be suspended for 5 games for charging the mound and fighting.
Outfielder Gerardo Parra will be suspended for 4 games and will face a fine for fighting. German Marquez, who was Wednesday’s starting pitcher, was ejected from the game for fighting but he will face a fine for fighting but not have a suspension.
AJ Cassavell, who covers for the Padres from MLB.com reports that Padres starter Luis Perdomo will be suspended for five games, like Arenado. However, for him, it will likely only knock him out for one start, if that.
Padres reliever Buddy Baumann will also be suspended for one game. Padres catcher A.J. Ellis and shortstop Freddy Galvis were each fined for fighting and their other actions during the brawl as well (Cassavell reports Parra got 1 game, but it is actually four).
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Obviously, for the Rockies, the suspensions to Parra and Arenado are big blows to the team as both of them are starters in the everyday lineup. All of the players can appeal their punishments and specifically with Parra and Arenado, they will probably be able to get a game or two knocked off of the suspension.
Even though Luis Perdomo got five games, like Arenado, as we mentioned above, it doesn’t impact the Padres or Perdomo as much because he will not start in a maximum of one game.
In all likelihood, even if the suspension remains at five games, they could start him the day after his suspension ends and just give him an extra day of rest.
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Stay tuned as we will hear from the Rockies and their players about the fallout from the suspensions