Yasiel Puig, four others ejected in Reds-Pirates brawl after Chris Archer throws behind Derek Dietrich
Dietrich took his time admiring a home run earlier in the game
In the series finale at PNC Park (GameTracker), Reds utility man Derek Dietrich clubbed a long two-run home run against Chris Archer in the second inning. Dietrich stood at home plate and admired his work before trotting around the bases.
Here's the video:
The unwritten rules say no good home run admiration can go unpunished, so, in his next at-bat, Archer threw a pitch behind Dietrich. The message? Don't rub it in when you have success, which is certainly not something Chris Archer would ever be caught doing on a baseball field.
ANYWAY, the pitch behind Dietrich devolved into a bench-clearing brawl. Yasiel Puig and Reds manager David Bell were particularly heated, and at one point Puig apparently decided to take on the entire Pirates team by himself. Check it out:
Here's video of the fracas:
Puig, Bell, Reds pitcher Amir Garrett and Pirates relievers Keone Kela and Felipe Vazquez were ejected for their roles in the brawl. Archer was allowed to remain in the game. Cooler heads eventually prevailed and the game continued.
Dietrich struck out in the at-bat featuring the brawl, but he sent another baseball into the Allegheny River in the eighth inning.
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