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Two Padres players suspended by MLB

The aftermath of the brawl with the Rockies has arrived as the Commissioner’s Office has suspended two Padres players and levied fines to four.

San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies
Somewhere in that scrum are four Padres who are currently suspended or have been fined by the Commissioner’s Office.
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We all knew there would be some backlash from Wednesday’s epic brawl with the Rockies, and it just hit the press. Here are the main points:

Padres players:

  • Luis Perdomo: suspended five games for throwing a baseball in the vicinity of Nolan Arenado, then throwing his glove in the vicinity of Nolan Arenado, then trying to run away before successfully ducking a haymaker.
  • Buddy Baumann: suspended one game for joining the scrum and yelling and shoving like everyone else was, then entering the game and immediately surrendering a bunch of runs which made the Padres look like the losers in this whole thing.
  • AJ Ellis: fined for yelling and shoving and stuff. If only he moved that quickly for pop flies.
  • Freddy Galvis: fined for chucking his glove directly into Arenado’s face, which was well done.

Rockies players:

  • Nolan Arenado: suspended five games for dodging a pitch and then inciting a riot.
  • Gerardo Parra: suspended four games for entering the fight while riding a teammate’s back “like a war rhino”, punching Ellis in the face, and also for having an awful hair dye job.
  • German Marquez: fined for throwing a towel into the middle of the scrum and only making things worse.

Perdomo’s suspension means that he’ll miss one start, which might not be a bad thing for a player who needs to sit and think about what he’s done so far this season. Baumann has already been sent back to El Paso, so his suspension won’t really affect anyone but himself. As for the money, we’ll probably never know how much the players were fined, but it’s a slap on the wrist for the Commissioner’s Office to show the world that they don’t want this kind of thing in the game, when secretly it draws a ton of clicks and gets baseball in the news. The real shame in this is that the dadgum Yankees and Red Sox couldn’t let two of the the NL West’s smaller markets have a day in the sun.

In the grand scheme of things, these penalties won’t amount to much. Apparently everyone in the Padres clubhouse now knows that “we got your back dawg” is a thing and that builds team chemistry or character or puts hair on your chest or something. I’m just glad that nobody got a concussion from someone going all Double Dragon on them. Now that this is sorted out, tune in tonight to see if the Padres can avoid getting no-hit by the Giants’ depleted pitching staff.