VIDEO: Rockies, Padres Get Into Benches-Clearing Scuffle After Nolan Arenado Charges Mound.
The glove came off in Denver.
A benches-clearing brawl erupted at Coors Field Wednesday afternoon after Padres starter Luis Perdomo threw behind Rockies star Nolan Arenado in the bottom of the third inning.
Arenado charged the mound immediately, spiking his helmet in anger after a few steps. Perdomo then removed his glove from his left hand and threw it in Arenado’s direction. The delivery sailed high.
No longer protected by his makeshift glove catapult, Perdomo retreated from the mound. Arenado chased after him, with catcher Tony Wolters trailing behind. He reached to grab Perdomo and missed. Eventually, Arenado caught up to the backpedaling Perdomo and unleashed a right hook. Perdomo ducked under the blow. Seconds later, the benches reached the altercation, and a large scrum ensued.
The brawl was the result of a series of hit batters dating back to Tuesday, when Padres outfielder Manuel Margot took a pitch off the ribs and later landed on the disabled list. Perdomo then hit Trevor Story in the first inning of Wednesday’s game. Rockies starter German Marquez responded by hitting Hunter Renfroe in the second. Then Perdomo threw at Arenado in the third.
Arenado, Perdomo, Marquez, Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra and Padres catcher A.J. Ellis were all ejected. Arenado told reporters after the game that he expects to be suspended but was upset by being thrown at.