- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 15, 2016

In baseball, sometimes payback is deemed necessary, and that’s exactly what happened in Wednesday night’s Miami Marlins-Atlanta Braves game.

In the sixth inning, Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez beaned Braves outfielder Nick Markakis with a fastball directly in the back.

Markakis was OK, but Braves pitcher Jose Ramirez took exception to Fernandez’s act. And when Fernandez came to the plate in the seventh inning, Ramirez threw a pitch at Fernandez, and it narrowly missed his head.

Benches cleared as a result:


“I find that a little over the line when you’re throwing at somebody’s head,” Fernandez said. “That’s not how we play the game but it’s not my call. Everybody does what they like when they’ve got the ball.”

Ramirez was ejected from the game, which the Marlins would go on to win, 7-5.

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