Amir Garrett, Yasiel Puig ejected after huge Reds-Pirates fight
Amir Garrett will be facing some serious discipline from the league after his role in starting a fight between his Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.
Garrett was on the mound with his Reds down 11-3 in the top of the ninth. Someone from the Pirates dugout yelled something and got ejected. Garrett didn’t like what was said and ran over to fight some Pirates players. He meant business and threw some big punches. Players from both sides converged and began to fight. Even Yasiel Puig, who had just been traded to the Cleveland Indians, got involved.
Amir Garrett just took on the ENTIRE Pittsburgh Pirates team. pic.twitter.com/PKlZe6ljb8
— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) July 31, 2019
This Reds fight was 5 minutes long and INSANE
And what a fitting and awesome way to go for Puig…gonna miss that guy pic.twitter.com/ps53YJlhkb
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) July 31, 2019
Some beef was brewing in the game prior to the fight.
Earlier the Reds were upset about a Keone Kela pitch that went high and in, nearly hitting Derek Dietrich. Joey Votto walked by and said something to the Pirates dugout about it. The benches were warned.
Then before the fight, Jared Hughes was ejected for hitting Starling Marte, as was Freddie Benavides. Reds manager David Bell had been ejected in the 8th.
Later, both Garrett and Puig were ejected for their roles in the fight. From the Pirates’ side, Chris Archer, Kyle Crick and Francisco Cervelli were also tossed.