You're Outta Here -- Nine Ejected Following Bench Clearing in Cincinnati
Soon after it was announced that Yasiel Puig was involved in a three-team trade that sent him to Cleveland and Trevor Bauer to Cincinnati, Puig got involved in a benches-clearing incident started by Reds pitcher Amir Garrett storming towards the Pirates dugout.
By the time the dust had settled, nine ejections had been issued. That's the most in a single game since 2000, when 11 ejections were handed out following two bench-clearing incidents in a White Sox-Tigers matchup. Here's a look at the most ejections in a game.
What will be interesting is the Indians' reaction. Puig could be suspended for a week. How would that set with his new team? Look for Reds manager David Bell to get a lengthy suspension. He went back on the field and went after Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, even though he had been ejected earlier in the game.
Garrett was being removed from the game, and after calmly handing over the game ball he took off in a sprint toward the Pirates dugout, and the brawl was underway.
The record for ejections in a game is 17 players when the Braves and Padres met in Atlanta on Aug. 12, 1984.