Cardinals' Nolan Arenado suspended two games following Wednesday's bench-clearing affair

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Nolan Arenado slams bat after strikeout
Nolan Arenado slams bat after strikeout

Nolan Arenado has been suspended two games for his roles in the bench-clearing scuffle in Wednesday's game between the Mets and Cardinals.

Yoan Lopez, who received a fine for contributing to the incident, threw up and in on Arenado to presumably send a message to the Cardinals that the Mets were sick of their sluggers being hit, especially with Pete Alonso having a couple of close calls in the head.

Arenado took exception, shouted at Lopez, and shoved peacemaker Tomas Nido out of the way, which incited the activity.

No punches were thrown, but Alonso was tackled by Cardinals first base coach Stubby Clapp and pitcher Genesis Cabrera, who received a one-game suspension.

The Mets have been hit 19 times this year, six more than the next-highest total.

Taijuan Walker and Jack Flaherty also received fines for being in the skirmish while being on the Injured List.