According to Major League Baseball Public Relations twitter account, the league laid down the law Tuesday afternoon by suspending Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Nick Masset for intentionally hitting Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis with a pitch last Thursday.
#Rockies P Nick Masset suspended 3 games & fined for intentionally throwing at Evan Gattis with a warning in place on Thurs
— MLB Public Relations (@MLB_PR) June 17, 2014
The drama all started when Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson swung at a pitch and his backswing would hit the Braves catcher at the time Gerald Laird on the head. Laird would leave the game after that then here’s where the fireworks started.
Braves reliever David Carpenter (who was just fined for his actions) intentionally plunked Dickerson on the very next pitch, sparking a very angry Walt Weiss out of the Rockies dugout. Weiss would get tossed and showed his rage in the dugout by swinging a bat against the wall.
Nick Masset would come on in the ninth inning and get two quick outs which brought up Gattis. He would immediately hit him on the first pitch as Gattis politely ran to first. Masset was warned ahead of time if he started any monkey business, he would get tossed.
As far as David Carpenter goes, he was let off the hook easy with just a fine — which is a bit ridiculous.