Carlos Gomez and Gerrit Cole exchange words leading to bench-clearing fight (Video)
During Sunday’s game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates, the scene turned ugly in the top of the third inning.
Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez hit what he apparently thought would be a solo home run. That ended up not being the case as the ball stayed in the field of play, hitting off the wall just out of the reach of Andrew McCutchen. Gomez wound up on third base with a triple.
That’s when Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole had a few words with Gomez and the situation escalated.
Punches were thrown and both Gomez and Travis Snider of the Pirates were ejected for their roles in the brawl.
Carlos Gomez has been known to admire his home runs in the past and on one occasion it led to a confrontation with Brian McCann. This time around, Gomez ended up on the ground thanks to Travis Snider.