Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jose Alvarado was suspended for three games, Major League Baseball said in Sunday’s opener for his role in the eighth incident on the bench clearing the incident. Am on Friday at the New York Mets in Philadelphia.
Alvarado has also received an undisclosed fine for inciting the incident for mocking the Mets outside Dominic Smith following their final strike. Smith and New York pitchers Miguel Castro also received undisclosed fines for their role in the incident.
Alvarado’s suspension is scheduled to begin on Sunday night in the series vs. the Mets finale, but the release has chosen to appeal the decision.
In Philadelphia’s 2-1victory on Friday, Alvarado threw his gloves and made a gesture at Smith after the strike, Smith pulled off his helmet and appeared ready to fight the pitcher until. Both teams would spill out of the thunder and quit dusting before the punch was thrown.
After the game, Smith did not have any distortion when asked about Alvarado.
“I don’t mind having people hitting, hitting and hitting the victim on the pitch. I’ve never been a player like that. But I don’t care about it, I love it, ”Smith said.“ But he pointed at me after me like that.
“That’s where I look at the point. He’s waiting for his team to grab him and his stuff. But I’m there, he’ll meet me in the tunnel tomorrow if he really wants it after. ”
Mets manager Luis Rojas said Alvarado, who hit Michael Conforto and angered Smith and Mets with gestures earlier this month, was to blame for dusting.
“You could tell it was crazy, he was trying to get attention, trying to get things started,” Rojas said. “That’s what made Dom turn and walk up to him.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.