Benches cleared on Sunday afternoon between the Red and Pirates after Chris Archer pitched behind Derek Dietrich in retaliation for him enjoying an earlier home run a little too much.
Benches clear in Pittsburgh during Reds - Pirates game. pic.twitter.com/Dm6SSnvUNP— MLB (@MLB) April 7, 2019
This clip doesn’t do a great job of showing how involved Yasiel Puig was in all this — but take a look at this.
Puig was not backing down today in the Pirates-Reds altercation... pic.twitter.com/WQDfVnd9qg— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 7, 2019
This is a work of art as a photo. Puig was the first to arrive on the scene, and everyone was doing his best to hold him back (and failing while doing it). I’m not going to wax poetic about who’s right or wrong, I’ll just appreciate the image of Puig being grasped by his ankle in a vain attempt to keep him out of the fray.
Here’s the moment that started this whole thing.