Hitter swings bat at catcher, touches off brawl in Venezuelan playoffs

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Hitter swings bat at catcher, touches off brawl in Venezuelan playoffs

The Venezuelan winter league playoff sequence between Aguilas and Caribes took a violent flip Wednesday night time when former MLB outfielder Alex Romero swung his bat twice on the opposing catcher, setting off an all-out brawl.

Romero, enjoying for Aguilas, was retaliating for Caribes pitcher Angel Nesbitt throwing behind and hitting him on a Three-Zero rely with Caribes main 13-1 within the eighth inning. He took two hacks at Gabriel Lino, who responded by throwing his mitt at Romero’s head. The benches and bullpens rapidly rushed to the world round house plate. One other participant ultimately threw Lino’s masks towards Romero.

Twins catcher/infielder Willians Astudillo, enjoying first base for Caribes, rushed in and tried a martial arts kick. He was ejected for bother. Nesbitt, Romero and Lino have been additionally tossed, as was Caribes shortstop Cesar Valera.

Nesbitt, in actual fact, threw behind Romero twice in the course of the plate look, in obvious retaliation for Valera being plunked within the backside of the seventh after back-to-back house runs by Niuman Romero and Alexi Amarista. The Valera HBP resulted in three ejections.

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The ejections did not cease with the brawl, nevertheless. Caribes pitcher Luis Rengel was tossed two batters later for hitting Engelb Vielma with a pitch.

Counting a separate ejection earlier within the seventh inning, 10 folks, together with Caribes supervisor Jackson Melian, have been tossed from Recreation 5 of this quarterfinal sequence. Caribes received the four-hour, 50-minute recreation 13-2 to stay alive within the best-of-seven. Recreation 6 will likely be Saturday.

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