Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Rockies star charges the mound and wild brawl breaks out

Rockies star charges the mound and wild brawl breaks out

And Wednesday's brawl was the result of San Diego Padres starter Luis Perdomo throwing the first pitch of the bottom of the third inning behind Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado.

Perdomo threw his glove at the oncoming Arenado before backtracking and putting his fists up for a fight.

A short time later, Padres bench coach Mark McGwire was seen in a verbal confrontation with Arenado before both were separated.

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Then Arenado threw a punch in return, but didn't make contact with Perdomo. Ellis had given chase to Arenado all the way to the mound and over the third base.

Arenado and Perdomo were ejected along with the Rockies' Gerardo Parra and German Marquez, who was the starting pitcher for Colorado, and the Padres' A.J. Ellis. Marquez had thrown a towel from the edges of the skirmish to reignite tensions after the brawl had subsided. The hits kept coming Wednesday with Rockies shortstop Trevor Story being hit in the first and Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe getting hit in the second. It's safe to assume the pitch was retaliatory in nature as Padres outfielder Manuel Margot took a 95 miles per hour heater to the ribs on Tuesday. The pitch to Arenado seemed to be in response to two hit Padres batters in the previous four innings.

It happened during the third inning when Nolan Arenado was at the plate.

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