Just two batters in, Wednesday night's game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Atlanta Braves took a turn nobody saw coming.
Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez homered off Braves starter Paul Maholm and stood and admired his shot a bit too long. Looking to get back at Maholm for what he felt was an intentional plunking back in June, Gomez said a few words to the left-hander as he walked toward first base.
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman started arguing with Gomez as he rounded the bases while catcher Brian McCann blocked Gomez's path to home plate, causing both benches and bullpens to clear. While cooler heads eventually prevailed in Milwaukee's 4-0 victory, Gomez and Freeman were ejected from the game.
"I did a little bit more (than he should have), and I apologize for this," Gomez said. "But if you see the replay (from June), they hit me for no reason, and I tried to get it back today. It's the only opportunity that I have, and that's what I did. It's nothing against t...