CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos stood over, flexed and jawed at St. Louis pitcher Jake Woodford after scoring Saturday, setting off a collection of scuffles between the Cincinnati Reds and Cardinals that included relievers shoving within the outfield on their manner again to the bullpen.
Castellanos was the one participant ejected within the skirmish.
Castellanos, who homered on opening day and hopped out of the field earlier than tossing his bat, was plunked by Woodford with two outs and none on within the fourth inning. Castellanos retrieved the ball and supplied to toss it again to Woodford earlier than flipping it out of play.
A wild pitch quickly despatched Castellanos scampering residence from third and he scored with a headfirst slide for a 7-2 lead, bumping into Woodford who took the throw from catcher Yadier Molina on the plate.
As Castellanos started strolling away, Molina rushed up and tapped him from behind, and the benches and bullpens emptied in a wild scene.
There was extra pushing and shoving earlier than order gave the impression to be restored. However as reduction pitchers for each groups had been heading again to their bullpens, they tangled within the outfield.
Again in 2010, the Cardinals and Reds obtained into a serious brawl at Cincinnati. Molina and Brandon Phillips started barking on the plate and ultimately Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto obtained pinned in opposition to the backstop and tried to kick his manner out.