Padres, Rockies brawl after multiple batters hit by pitches

Base-brawl: Benches clear in Padres-Rockies game after Padres pitcher hits batter

Base-brawl: Benches clear in Padres-Rockies game after Padres pitcher hits batter

There were no tridents* thrown during the Padres-Rockies bench-clearing brawl on Wednesday, but boy, it escalated quickly.

The scrum began in the bottom of the third inning when Padres starting pitcher Luis Perdomo threw a 96-mph pitch that hit Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado in the back.

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado did more fighting today than National Basketball Association players have done all season.

The clear highlight of the brawl, as seen in the video above, comes after Arenado swings and misses at Perdomo then swiftly turns around as the wind catches him in exactly the right way to reveal a disquieting truth: In addition to his prodigious baseball talents, Nolan Arenado also has really good hair. The ball did not hit Arenado but he immediately charged at Perdomo and punched him.

As everyone on the field began to seemingly calm down, Arenado and Padres catcher A.J. Ellis were engaged in a confrontation and had to be separated. The benches and bullpens emptied, and punches were thrown.

Details about further punishments have not been detailed.

The two team's beef started yesterday when Rockies reliever Scott Oberg accidentally hit Manuel Margot with a 95 miles per hour fastball to the ribs.

Parra, Ellis, Perdomo, Arenado and Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez were ejected. Padres center fielder Manuel Margot landed on the 10-day DL before Wednesday's game with bruised ribs after he was hit by a pitch during the Padres' 5-2 win a day earlier.

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