Angels plunk Jake Marisnick; Astros unhappy about Jonathan Lucroy payback

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first_imgThe Angels plunked Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick on Tuesday in what may have been considered retaliation.The incident happened during the sixth inning, leading players on both teams to clear their benches after Noe Ramirez threw a pitch that hit Marisnick. Both sides were given a warning as a heated verbal exchange broke out between Angels first baseman Albert Pujols and Astros pitchers Lance McCullers Jr. and Justin Verlander, among others in Houston’s dugout. Jay Bruce injury update: Phillies outfielder (ribs) placed on injured list Update: Ramirez was suspended for three games for his actions while manager Brad Ausmus was suspended for one, MLB announced Wednesday.Noé Ramirez of the Angels has received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for throwing a pitch in the area of the head of Jake Marisnick. In addition, Angels manager Brad Ausmus has received a one-game suspension.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 17, 2019Ramirez will appeal.”Didn’t necessarily like it but it is what is,” he said, via the Los Angeles Times.On his suspension, #Angels Noe Ramirez said, “Didn’t necessarily like it but it is what is.” He is appealing it.— Maria Torres (@maria_torres3) July 17, 2019 MLB trade rumors: Phillies have been ‘in contact with every team that has pitching available’ The Angels hit Jake Marisnick (@JSMarisnick) who does everything he can to not let the situation escalate and it didn’t. pic.twitter.com/0CtbUScsBB— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 17, 2019“This was not a surprise,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch told reporters (via MLB.com). “I wish they would’ve handled it better. [The pitch] was too high. If they’re gonna hit guys, they need to hit guys the right way.”Finger-waggin’ Albert Pujols was about to take on the Astros dugout by himself. pic.twitter.com/IeLCQ7ZKqt— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 17, 2019Hinch expressed his displeasure, accusing Ramirez of intentionally hitting Marisnick and claiming it was “a free shot.” Tuesday’s game marked Marisnick’s first game against the Angles since he collided with Los Angeles catcher Jonathan Lucroy at home plate, leaving Lucroy with a concussion and a broken nose. Related News “Wasn’t everybody expecting something to happen to Jake tonight?” Hinch asked. “I mean, the entire industry was probably expecting it. Our guy got suspended for an unintentional act, and they got a free shot.”It’s a confusing time. Either the players govern the players on the field like it’s always been, or we legislate it to where none of this crap happens. They got a free shot at him with no warning, no ejection. We’ll see if there’s discipline, and without discipline, there’s not going to be any issue doing it the next time. So if retaliations are in, cool. We’re well aware.”Marisnick, meanwhile, wouldn’t reveal whether he thought Ramirez’s pitch was intentional. Marisnick said: “That’s a question for him. I’m not the one throwing the baseball.” He added: “It’s not what I wanted. It was an unfortunate play back in Houston. I feel terrible about it. And to come here and have some of this go down, it sucks.”Jake Marisnick on getting hit by the pitch: “It was a little high, a little inside.”Wouldn’t say if he thought it was intentional: “That’s a question for him.” pic.twitter.com/YadlGzbe8t— Jack Harris (@Jack_A_Harris) July 17, 2019As for Ramirez? He denied hitting Marisnick intentionally.“I was just trying to sneak a fastball by him,” he said. “I tried to sneak one by him in, and it just got away from me.” MLB wrap: Indians win, Twins lose as AL Central gap now smallest in 2 monthslast_img

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