Marlins' Anthony DeSclafani suspended for hitting Carlos Gomez

Friday September 12th, 2014

Miami Marlins pitcher Anthony DeSclafani was suspended three games for intentionally hitting Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez with a pitch, according to the The Associated Press.

Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers was fined an undisclosed amount for actions leading to both benches clearing. During Thursday night's game, Fiers hit the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton in the face, then hit pinch-hitter Reed Johnson, who replaced Stanton after he was carted off the field.

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Stanton sustained facial lacerations requiring stitches, multiple facial fractures and dental damage and is likely out for the rest of the season.

After Johnson was hit, the Marlins bench yelled from the dugout and Fiers yelled back, leading to both benches clearing. 

An inning later, DeSclafani hit Gomez, after a warning had been issued to both teams. 

DeSclafani will appeal the suspension, which is put on hold during that process. 

- Molly Geary

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