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Sport Dodgers' Kelly banned for eight games for Astros fireworks

05:21  30 july  2020
05:21  30 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

7 photos of Joe Kelly mocking the Astros as benches cleared

  7 photos of Joe Kelly mocking the Astros as benches cleared It was the what the baseball world expected: after the Houston Astros cheating scandal rocked Major League Baseball, fans were waiting to see what opposing pitchers might do in retaliation. On Tuesday night, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly appeared to deliberatel y throw at two Astros hitters, Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa and then mocked Correa. Astros manager Dusty Baker said that Kelly yelled “Nice swing (expletive)!” and benches cleared, although Kelly didn’t remember what he said. It was the moment in which he mocked the Astros, however, that’s gotten a lot off attention, particularly for the mock pout he put on.

Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly has been banned eight games for his fiery display against the Houston Astros GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP. Tuesday's clash between the Astros and Dodgers was a rematch of the 2017 World Series, which the Astros won in seven games.

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday, a day after throwing a fastball near Kelly denied that he purposely threw at the Astros . He was asked if there was any added motivation Tuesday because his Red Sox team lost to Houston

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly was slapped with an eight-game ban by Major League Baseball on Wednesday after his fiery display against the Houston Astros.

a pitcher throwing a ball at a baseball game: Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly has been banned eight games for his fiery display against the Houston Astros © Bob Levey Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly has been banned eight games for his fiery display against the Houston Astros

Kelly triggered a bench-clearing confrontation during the Dodgers' 5-2 victory over the Astros on Tuesday in the first meeting between the two teams since Houston were punished for their 2017 sign-stealing scandal.

Samson: Joe Kelly crossed line by throwing at Alex Bregman's head

  Samson: Joe Kelly crossed line by throwing at Alex Bregman's head David Samson believes that Kelly went too farDuring Wednesday's installment of "Nothing Personal with David Samson," David Samson admitted that it was fine for Kelly to want to hit Bregman in the back, but believes Kelly crossed the line when he threw at Bregman's head.

MLB suspended Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly eight games after he ignited a bench-clearing incident Tuesday by throwing near the heads of Astros stars Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa. Kelly later taunted Correa after striking him out, which caused the two teams to leave their

The Dodgers pitcher caused benches to clear Tuesday after getting into it with Astros star Carlos Correa. Kelly has never backed down from a confrontation, though, and gladly sent a message to the Astros after their elaborate sign-stealing operation during the 2017 season came to light this offseason.

A statement from Major League Baseball said Kelly had aimed a pitch near Astros shortstop Alex Bregman's helmet, and later taunted Carlos Correa after striking the Houston slugger out in the sixth inning.

Kelly's exchange with Correa prompted players from both benches to stream onto the field at Minute Maid Park in a tense standoff before calm was restored on Tuesday.

Kelly has appealed the suspension, meaning he is free to play against Houston in the second game of the series later Wednesday if required.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was also given a one-game suspension for his role in the confrontation. Astros manager Dusty Baker, who was caught on microphone swearing at Kelly, has been fined an undisclosed amount.

Tuesday's clash between the Astros and Dodgers was a rematch of the 2017 World Series, which the Astros won in seven games.

Brandon Tierney Believes Joe Kelly's Eight-Game Suspension is Fully Justified

  Brandon Tierney Believes Joe Kelly's Eight-Game Suspension is Fully Justified Brandon Tierney thinks Joe Kelly's suspension was justified because he aimed at the heads of Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa.Tierney took the the air on Tiki and Tierney and said he has no problem with a pitcher targeting a hitter's ribs or back, but launching an upper-90s fastball at someone face is bush league and worthy of a suspension.

The Dodgers lost to the Astros in the 2017 World Series and were not pleased to learn about Houston’s cheating scheme that year. Astros Manager Dusty Baker had something to say about some inside pitches by the Dodgers .Credit Bob Levey/Getty Images.

The Dodgers - Astros rivalry picked up steam after Joe Kelly throws behind Alex Bregman, benches clear. A contentious series was expected when we first learned the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros would meet this week in Houston.

That World Series victory however was later tarnished by revelations that the Astros had used an elaborate system to steal the signs of opposing pitchers using cameras hidden in the outfield.

The scandal stunned the world of baseball, and ultimately led to the suspension and dismissal of general manager Jeff Luhnow and field manager A.J. Hinch.

The Astros were also fined $5 million (4.24 million euros), the maximum allowable under MLB rules.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred resisted calls to strip the Astros of the title however, and also failed to levy punishments against multiple Houston players who admitted their part in the cheating plot.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Dodgers skipper Roberts said he would warn his players not to leave the bench again, emphasising the potential risks of confrontations in the era of COVID-19.

"I'm going to talk to the guys today briefly about leaving the bench. MLB is really serious about this, as well as they should be. I have to reiterate it to guys, at any cost, to stay on the bench," Roberts said.

However Roberts, who won't appeal his one-game ban, sympathised with the lingering frustration of his players over the Astros cheating scandal.

"This is something that has built up over the course of seven months after the findings," said Roberts.

"It sort of released. It was unfortunate, but to spin it, it's a good thing we got it out of the way and move on and play baseball."

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Benches clear between Astros, Dodgers in 2017 World Series rematch .
Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly threw up and in at Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa. Kelly also barked at Correa, causing both benches to clear.In the sixth inning, with the Dodgers leading 5-2, Joe Kelly threw a 3-0 fastball that sailed over Alex Bregman‘s head to the backstop. Michael Brantley then grounded into what could have been a 3-6-1 double play, but Brantley narrowly beat the throw. As Brantley crossed first base, he stepped on first baseman Max Muncy‘s ankle, reminiscent of former Dodger Manny Machado spiking Brewers first baseman Jesús Aguilar’s ankle during Game 4 of the 2018 NLCS.

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