Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly of Los Angeles was suspended on Wednesday for eight games for throwing and mocking Houston Astro players.
Fans and even some players resented the league’s decision to suspend Kelly. Many viewed Kelly’s throw towards Alex Bragman and Carlos Correia as a retaliation for the Astros’ cheating scandal during the 2017 season. No active Astro players were suspended in the scandal.
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It is worth noting that Kelly was on the Boston Red Sox during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The Red Sox defeated Astro in the 2018 American League Championship Series to capture their own World Series title. Boston was punished during that season for its fraudulent scheme.
Despite this, emotions were trending higher on Twitter.
The bench will be vacated for Tuesday night’s win over Houston during Los Angeles’ 5-2 victory, due to pitches thrown by Joe Daley of the Dodgers toward the Aster batsmen.
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Kyle prodded Bregman and Koreya’s head in the sixth inning. He threw for Bregman to follow and his pitch to Coria was over his head. However, Kelly denied that he intentionally threw Astro’s head.
“No. When I was with the Red Sox, we beat them in ’18.” “That’s one of the things I pitch competitively. There’s no fan here, some stuff (from the opposing dugout ) It’s easy to hear … something they apparently don’t take too much. “
The Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts, who was suspended for one game, was also undecided.
“I really don’t know, to be quite honest,” he said. “I know he went 3-0 behind Bregman and lost a fastball. I don’t think there was any intention behind that. I think those guys did a little bit of offense. Even a Correa. Which was a breaking ball that just came back. “
Astro’s manager Dusty Baker said Kelly was ripping Correa but nothing was said to provoke the pitcher.
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“What really annoyed everyone … when he told her: ‘Nice swing b — h'” Baker said. “What are you going to do then?”
Baker said: “We didn’t say anything. We start with nothing. But we do not take anything.
Kelly has chosen to appeal the suspension.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.