ANAHEIM – Both benches and bullpens were defeated in the sixth inning of the Angels' 7-2 victory against the Astros at Angel Stadium on Tuesday night after Halos relief Noe Ramirez hit Jake Marisnick with a pitch nine days after clashing with Marisnick Jonathan Lucroy at the Houston plate
ANAHEIM – Both Benches and Bullpens settled in the sixth inning of Angels' 7-2 win over the Astros at Angel Stadium on Tuesday night after Halo's relief Noe Ramirez took Jake Marisnick with them A pitch, nine days after Marisnick collided with Jonathan Lucroy on the plate in Houston, causing Angels Catcher a concussion and nasal rupture requiring surgery.
Angels manager Brad Ausmus and Ramirez both noted that the plunking after the game was unintentional. But Astros manager AJ Hinch made an exception and was annoyed that Ramirez was not ejected.
"I mean, the industry as a whole probably expected that," Hinch said. "Our husband was suspended for an unintentional act and they got a free shot … We'll see if there is discipline and without discipline there will be no problem next time to do it." "If retaliatory, cool. We are well aware of that. "
After Ramirez had hit Marisnick with a 90km / h high fastball around his left shoulder to lead him from sixth, referee Stu Scheurwater warned both clubs. Ramirez threw two sliders before he hit Marisnick with a 1
"I was just trying to sneak a fastball away from him," Ramirez said. "I've thrown away two sliders, and I think the scouting report on me is that after some off-speed pitches, maybe I could sneak in a fastball, I tried to sneak one in by him, and he just escaped me Well." Team, so I did not try to give them any chance. … That's the last thing I tried.
When Marisnick arrived on the first base, Albert Pujols kicked off a statement in the Astros shelter, and the two sides began attacking, with Pujols unwilling to comment on the situation after the match, but injured right-handed Lance McCuller's Jr. was visible as he yelled something against Pujols from the top rail.
It escalated from there, with benches and bullpens emptying, but never became physical and there were no casualties Marisnick tried to act as a peacemaker , and waved his teammates back to the dugout to defuse the situation.
"I honestly did not hear [what was said] properly, I just saw how that situation happened," Marisnick said. there's no room for that on a baseball field. I do my best to calm the situation.
Ausmus believed that the referees had handled the situation properly and was pleased that nothing else escalated.
"To be honest with you, I know it looks awful, but I think that first pitch was a strike, "said Ausmus. It was a strike, so if it strikes, we will not even talk about it. It is difficult to achieve a 1: 1 score on purpose. Noe is a right-handed pitcher who comes from the side and is sometimes hit by people. … It looked like a situation in which we whined back and forth. But it did not escalate, and I thought the refs did it very well.
Hinch did not like the pitch Marisnick had hit
"He knew he would be beaten," Hinch said. "Their people are talking about it, our people are talking about it I wish they had done better, it was too high, if they want to hit boys, they have to hit boys right, you do not have to throw two sliders and then throw a neck ball, that's not right, that's not the right one Get away, even if you may, which seems to be the case nowadays. "
Marisnick was suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount for his collision with Lucroy, but he is appealing. He said he feels terrible about the Bye-bye, and apologized to Lucroy by SMS.
Lucroy was given a procedure on Tuesday to repair his broken nose, and is expected to be out for about three weeks, Lucroy Marisnick informed by SMS that he had given him the necessary reason to have a lane home, but Marisnick instead took the inner lane, resulting in a violent collision.
who was booed all night by Angels fans. "I feel awful, and when I come here and see how it goes down, it makes me sick."
Rhett Bollinger covers the Angels for MLB.com. Previously, he covered the twins from 2011 to 18. Follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and Facebook.