New York Mets reliever Jacob Rhame received a two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing at the head of Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins, the Major League Baseball announced on Thursday.
Rhame will appeal the suspension, manager Mickey Callaway said Friday.
Rhame threw two pitches over Hoskins' head with two outs in the ninth inning of the New York win by 9-0 on Tuesday, a day after two Mets were hit by pitches. Hoskins said later that the Mets receiver insisted they were trying to enter.
The suspension of Rhame was due to its launch that sailed on the head of Hoskins, according to the sources informed to Buster Olney of ESPN. That release resulted in both teams being warned. There was no discipline for his second pitch that drew Hoskins' wrath.
Hoskins had his rematch on Wednesday, hit a two-run homer in the left-field line in front of Rhame, then sparked with a slow trot around the bases. It took 34.23 seconds for Hoskins to run the bases, the slowest home run trot in the majors this season. The Phillies won 6-0.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.