The New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers faced off earlier today and things got HEATED, leading to a brawl in the 6th inning. Here’s what led to the fight: In the 6th inning, the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera was nearly hit by a pitch. Yankees pitcher Tommy Kahnle, who threw the ball behind Cabrera’s back, was ejected. A new pitcher, Aroldis Chapman, began warming up on the mound. Before he could throw a pitch, Cabrera got into it with Yankees catcher Austin Romine.
Here’s a clip of what went down:
Austin Romine and Miguel Cabrera get into a fight at home plate and it escalates into a benches-clearing brawl.
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) August 24, 2017
Here’s another angle, you bloodthirsty savage:
— MLB (@MLB) August 24, 2017
Both Cabrera and Romine had visible marks on their faces after the fight:
Miguel Cabrera & Austin Romine's faces covered in welts after bench clearing brawl. pic.twitter.com/yoqD00W9Ej
— FOX Sports Radio (@FoxSportsRadio) August 24, 2017
This Yankee fan had an explanation for Cabrera’s frustration.
Miguel Cabrera is just mad he's sucked all season
— Bronx Bomber Ball (@BronxBomberBall) August 24, 2017
@TwoTurtleDuffs roasted Cabrera, who has had a tough season, for missing those first few punches:
Miggy swung and missed three times at Romine, which actually makes a lot of sense based on how his season's been going pic.twitter.com/zQuh9IeqP3
— James Duffy (@TwoTurtleDuffs) August 24, 2017
Others wanted to see more action:
SCREW MAYWEATHER VS. MCGREGOR, GIVE ME AUSTIN ROMINE VS. MIGUEL CABRERA
— Jack Jorgensen (@JackJorgensen14) August 24, 2017
Although the fight was somewhat entertaining, things got very serious the following inning. Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances retaliated by nailing Tigers catcher James McCann in the head.
More Big time trouble.. Betances nails MCCann in the head..getting ugly pic.twitter.com/22v3uppuah
— Boston Sports Info (@bostonsportsinf) August 24, 2017
Don’t be surprised if Betances gets a lengthy suspension for that dangerous headshot.
After the game, Cabrera explained what led to the fight:
— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) August 24, 2017
Cabrera said he felt Romine was “acting tough” when Cabrera tried to calm things down.
Romine gave his side of the story:
"I wasn't going to let someone be confrontational and throw punches at me." – Austin Romine on his scuffle with Miguel Cabrera. pic.twitter.com/pziMDEGm7D
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) August 24, 2017
Although real punches were thrown, this brawl still sits atop the baseball fight throne.
Look, unless Miguel Cabrera hit Austin Romine like Odor tagged Bautista, then y'all can miss with this "Cabrera threw hands" nonsense. pic.twitter.com/S3JEB90sq4
— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) August 24, 2017
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