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First flitting before my eyes were the runs scored that night by the Red Sox, a drumbeat of punishment and pain.
Cora still believes that Austin's slide into Red Sox shortstop Brock Holt, which precipitated the brawl four innings later, was dirty. In his first three starts, Gray has only managed to total 13 innings.
One night after the benches cleared twice and the longtime rivals brawled during New York's 10-7 win, there were no such incidents in the finale of the three-game set.
A day after the brawl, the Bombers looked lifeless and sloppy in a 6-3 rubber-game loss to the Red Sox on Thursday night at Fenway Park.
"I don't think it was intentional". "Hopefully put this to bed".
The Yankees' defense couldn't make the right choices in the second and third inning of the game. And I took exception.
"I probably said something I shouldn't have to start the whole thing, so I'm sorry for that", Holt said.
"I said what I had to say, letting them know what happened with Austin, " Nevin said, "that that was it". Kelly has been suspended six games for intentionally hitting Austin with a pitch and fighting.
"I felt OK", Gray said.
The Yankees went at it with the Red Sox on Wednesday night after a cleats-first slide into second and a bean ball.
However, Kelly and Austin will be eligible to play on Thursday after appealing the sanction. With all apologies to those who run Major League Baseball, no one cares about the lowly Rays and Marlins.
Trying to hit Kelly, Austin instead tagged Red Sox third base coach Carlos Febles. Boston says the first baseman has a bruise. Yankees hitting coach Marcus Thames shoved Austin across the infield toward the Yankees' dugout.
Kelly had visible red marks on his neck after the game. "I was about ready to jump over the fence".
Joe Kelly might feel lucky he got off so easily.
The benches and bullpens cleared once again, this time for an actual fight. Colorado star Nolan Arenado charged the mound after being a pitch from San Diego's Luis Perdomo threw a pitch behind him. I grew up. They lost some serious talent. In a 2009 interview with the New York Daily News, Zimmer lamented his role in the altercation, even if few thought he should apologize. Fisk escaped without any serious injuries, but the same can not be said for Lee, who separated his shoulder in the incident. J.D. Martinez, Hanley Ramirez and Mitch Moreland have all homered off Gray in their careers.
Tyler Austin reacts as he is ejected from the game. Sox catcher Jason Varitek wasn't having it, so he approached Rodriguez and gently shoved his mitt in A-Rod's face, chaos ensued.
Before the melee, there was some baseball.
That wouldn't be the case four innings later.