Just days after brawling against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cincinnati Reds were ready to thrown down once more. Until they weren’t.
Squaring off against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, relief pitcher Wei-Yin Chen nailed Reds first baseman Joey Votto in the back in the sixth inning.
Votto promptly charged the mound, but instead of throwing fists, he threw back the ball to Chen.
The tongue-in-cheek move stood in stark contrast to Sunday’s affair which landed suspensions for Yasiel Puig, Chris Archer and Reds manager David Bell.
Chen would surrender back-to-back-to-back home runs to Reds batters in the at-bats following the plunking.
The Reds went on to win 14-0, their second win of the season.
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