Joe Kelly, Tyler Austin Suspended For Brawl At Fenway Park

Aubrey Yates
April 15, 2018

Well Wednesday night in Boston the eerie silence and peace was broken when Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly threw at and hit the Yankees Tyler Austin.

Tempers were already frayed because of an earlier incident in the match on Wednesday night.

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox just brawled.

In the first, Gray hit Hanley Ramirez on the wrist, forcing him from the game. Kelly was suspended for six games and Austin received a five-game penalty. Both players are appealing their suspensions, so they will be able to play until that is taken care of.

Kelly hit Austin a couple of times, and the Yankees designated hitter wound up with a swollen lip. The temperature at first pitch was 53 degrees with a mix of rain and wind, but when asked if that played a part in the botched catch attempt, Stanton didn't make excuses.

The Boston Red Sox have the best record in the American League and they'll try to keep their hot streak going in the rubber match against the New York Yankees on Thursday.

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That said, no one is pretending NY won't eventually treat its opponents to an extended run of clobbering time.

Major League Baseball has levied punishments for Kelly and Austin.

"You want to talk about chain of command, though, to tell somebody to go back and get in their little box", Nevin said.

Trying to hit Kelly, Austin instead tagged Red Sox third base coach Carlos Febles. When you take that into account I think another two or three games should have been added on. Paul DeJong hit a solo shot to break a 4-4 tie in the sixth before St. Louis dropped Cincinnati to 2-10, the Reds' worst 12-game start since 1955. They've played literally thousands of games against each other, so naturally, tensions have occasionally boiled over. He's more than doubled that through three starts this season, using the changeup a career-high 17.4 percent of the time while allowing just 14 hits and walking one through 19 2/3 innings. Porcello took a no-hitter into the seventh-he lost his flawless game in the fourth by hitting Giancarlo Stanton-before finally yielding a leadoff double to Aaron Judge.

Last season, Gray had a 4.63 ERA in eight starts with Sanchez, and a 1.45 ERA in three starts with Romine (3.60 this season in two starts).

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