Yankees and Phillies minor league affiliate game descends into MASS BRAWL with players and staff throwing punches in chaotic scenes after Threshers manager throws right hook
- The Tampa Tarpons and Clearwater Threshers cleared the bases on Saturday
- The brawl began when Clearwater manager Marty Malloy threw a right-hander
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A mass brawl between the minor league affiliates of both the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies broke out Sunday.
The Tampa Tarpons and Clearwater Threshers got into it at George M. Steinbrenner field in Tampa, FL. following an errant pitch from Tarpons pitcher Alex Bustamante in a single-A game.
The pitch hit the Threshers’ Erick Brito, the second Clearwater batter hit by Bustamante – per minor league reporter, John Brophy.
Clearwater manager Marty Malloy wasn’t thrilled with the events and after being ejected, had words with Tampa’s catcher, and pitching coach Gerardo Casadiego.
The pair jawed before Malloy threw a right, knocking off Casadiego’s hat before he launched one of his own in return.
After his batters were hit by pitchers, Clearwater manager Marty Malloy threw a right-hander
Instead, it caught a Threshers player – who threw a right hook back – before his teammates sprinted in to defend and in turn, heighten the clashes.
Benches cleared from both teams as the main fracas spilled into a wall on the right side of home plate.
In that instance, a Clearwater player was wailed on by several members of the Tarpons team.’
Naturally, several players and coaches were ejected from the ball game for the wild scenes.
Somehow, the game was resumed after a delay – with Clearwater – the Phillies affiliate – winning 12-3.
Tampa pitching coach Gerardo Casadiego threw a punch back, but hit a Clearwater player
A litany of Threshers players wailed on a member of the Tampa team in the corner of the arena