I don’t want to get everyone’s hopes up, but we might see a legit brawl during tonight’s Marlins-Braves game.
All people wanted to see heading into this game is rookie sensation Ronald Acuna swat more homers, and possibly extend his lead-off home run streak to four games. But dreams of the latter ended quickly after Jose Urena drilled Acuna with a 97 mph fastball with his first pitch:
That, of course, brought the Braves out to confront Urena over the bush-league move. He would eventually get tossed after an umpires’ meeting:
For what it’s worth, Urena is tied for fifth-most hit batters in the MLB so he does have a history of beaning guys. That being said, hitting someone who has 8 home runs in his last eight games with your first pitch looks bad, to say the least.
The good news for Acuna is his home run streak remains alive:
We will update this post if blood is shed during the contest.