Detroit Tigers: Implications moving forward of potential suspensions from win over Yankees
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus could see a few of his players suspended as the team heads to Chicago to take on the White Sox. Here are some of the potential implications.
Detroit Tigers fans saw an eventful game on Thursday to say the least.
The Tigers won, but plenty happened between point A and point B.
What started out as a matchup between starting pitcher Michael Fulmer and Jaime Garcia turned ugly towards the middle of the game.
Fulmer hit Yankees designated hitter Gary Sanchez with a pitch in the fifth inning. Detroit’s starter looked like he was dealing with some discomfort in his arm on the play as the trainer came out to check on him.
Later on in the sixth, New York reliever Tommy Kahnle threw at Miguel Cabrera with two outs and no one on.
Kahnle’s pitch ended up sailing behind Cabrera, and the reliever and Yankees manager Joe Girardi were ejected.
Following that, though, Cabrera got into a tussle with New York catcher Austin Romine, which resulted in both players on the ground and a full-blown melee involving both dugouts and bullpens.
The duo were ejected for the scrap, with both teams getting into it. Sanchez looked to have landed an unexpected punch during the brawl, but the umpires missed it and thus he wasn’t ejected.
At that point, it was a 6-3 Tigers lead, but New York rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh.
In the bottom of the next inning however, another Yankees reliever—Dellin Betances—plunked another Detroit batter.