Mets reliever Robles suspended for 3 games for high pitch
Major League Baseball announced the suspension and an unspecified fine Thursday, a day after Robles and manager Terry Collins were ejected in the sixth inning of a 7-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
In the third, Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes left the game with bruises on two fingers of his left hand after he was hit by a pitch.
Robles called his pitch to Cameron Rupp ''a fastball that got away.'' Collins said that ''you can't miss that bad up around the head.''
Unless it is appealed, Robles' suspension will start Friday at home against the Washington Nationals. The right-hander is 4-3 with a 3.57 ERA in 56 appearances this season.