Saturday, June 3, 2017

MiLB - Raul Moreno's Brawl of Timber Rattlers and Chiefs

The Class-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Peoria Chiefs' bench-clearing brawl drew ejections from umpire Raul Moreno, as he and partner Matt Cowan became the second umpiring crew in the Midwest League to break up a 50-player fight in less than a week, following umpires Jason Johnson and James Folske's Whitecaps-Dragons brawl on May 28.

HP Umpire Raul Moreno restrains Harrison.
With two out and none on in the top of the 5th inning, Timber Rattlers batter Monte Harrison took an inside fastball from Chiefs pitcher Jordan Hicks for a hit-by-pitch. After being hit in the upper back by the pitch, Harrison spiked his bat, drawing an adversarial response from Chiefs catcher Andrew Knizner as the benches began to clear, resulting in a physical altercation near home plate.

Following the fight, Harrison and Knizner were ejected; it was the first hit batsman of the game. A subsequent HBP in the bottom of the 5th inning came and went without incident.


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