|Brandon Phillis lobbed a serious accusation on Monday night. (Getty Images)|
It seemingly began in the eighth inning, when Reds second baseman and firebrand Brandon Phillips was plunked by Pittsburgh right-hander Jared Hughes (here's the video at MLB.com). Both benches were warned, and comments and glares were exchanged. Still, it seemed pedestrian enough, as near-brawls go.
After the game, however, Phillips took to Twitter and announced this:
Obviously, that's a serious accusation. Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pirates are aware of Phillips's accusation but that it's not yet certain whether they'll address it. At this writing, Phillips has not yet elaborated on the incident, but it's safe to say we haven't heard the last of this.
Worth noting: The Pirates and Reds play again on Tuesday at 7:10 pm ET.