Who will get suspended in the Mets-Nationals brawl?

Mets Vs Nationals Brawl: Who Will Be Suspended?

After Steve Cishek hit Francisco Lindor in the helmet, the New York Mets and Washington Nationals engaged in a bench-clearing brawl on Friday.

During the 2022 MLB season, sparks are already flying, particularly between the Mets and the Nationals.

Three Mets batters were struck by Nats pitchers on Opening Day, escalating tensions between the two teams. On Friday, tensions rose when Francisco Lindor was hit in the face by a pitch.

The ball was hit high and inside by Steve Cishek, knocking Lindor to the dirt and causing New York manager Buck Showalter to rush out of the dugout in a rage. Following that, everyone joined them in a brawl.

Will the removal of the benches have any ramifications?

For the brawl, no suspensions have been announced. Cishek was the only one who got ejected from the game.

Occasionally, players are suspended for bench-clearing brawls. Tim Anderson was suspended for the first two games of this season after making contact with an umpire in September of last year.

It’s hard to picture MLB taking action over that kind of “brawl” at this point in the season because there wasn’t much more than jawing back and forth with a little amount of pushing and shoving. Both parties should be able to move on from this unless something emerges that the cameras missed.

Of course, as the series progresses, MLB may be on the lookout for anything suspicious. The Mets and Nationals will play two additional games over the weekend. Things may quickly rise again if pitchers are thought to be targeting batters. In those circumstances, the league may wish to intervene to put an end to the situation.

The game on Friday night was called due to rain in the ninth inning, with New York ahead 6-3.