Major League Baseball has suspended four players after the Sunday brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers. All four players have been fined as well.
The brawl began when Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez flipped his bat after hitting a triple off of the Pirates' Gerrit Cole. Cole shouted heated words at Gomez, who stormed him off third base. The benches emptied, and players went into a full-out brawl.
Two Brewers players, catcher Martin Maldonado and Carlos Gomez, have been suspended for five and three games, respectively. Maldonado was fined $2,500, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Maldonado has been the Brewers backup catcher this season, and is 4-for-12 with one run batted in on the season. Gomez was an all star last season, and is hitting .313 this season with 5 home runs and 12 runs batted in.
The Pirates will be losing starting catcher Russell Martin for one game and outfielder Travis Snider for two games. Martin has been a big piece in Pittsburgh's lineup this season. Martin has hit .263 with 2 home runs and 11 runs batted in on the season. Snider has hit .250 with 3 home runs and 8 runs batted in for the season as well. Snider received a black eye from Maldonado in the brawl.
Gomez, Martin, and Snider have all appealed their suspensions. All three will be in their respective lineups tonight. Gerrit Cole will not be receiving disciplinary action from Major League Baseball. He was not ejected on Sunday, while all other players were removed from the game by the umpiring crew.