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Jonathan Sanchez issued a major league-leading 96 walks in 2010, so he has a reputation of being a bit wild. The league obviously feels there was more than a lack of control involved in Friday’s incident.
Sanchez has been suspended six games and fined an undisclosed amount of money for throwing at Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig in the first inning of Friday night’s game.
Sanchez gave up back-to-back home runs to Matt Carpenter and Carlos Beltran, as well as a single to Matt Holliday, before throwing near Craig’s head. Sanchez and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle were both ejected following the incident, and the left-hander has already appealed the suspension.
Sanchez, who didn’t retire an out on Friday, now owns a 12.71 ERA to go with his 0-3 record, so the suspension might be a blessing in disguise for the Bucs.
Check out a video of the incident below.
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Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jonathan Sanchez has been suspended for six games by Major League Baseball after he hit Allen Craig with a pitch in Friday’s loss to St. Louis.
Sanchez began the game by allowing back-to-back home runs to Matt Carpenter and Carlos Beltran. After giving up a single to Matt Holliday the 30-year-old pitcher had enough and hit Allen Craig with a pitch.
Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Jonathan Sanchez has been suspended by Major League Baseball for six games and fined for hitting Allen Craig with a pitch in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
Sanchez gave up two home runs and a single to start the inning before hitting Craig in the shoulder. Umpire Tim Timmons immediately ejected Sanchez before tossing Pirates...
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jonathan Sanchez was given a six-game suspension on Saturday for throwing at St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Allen Craig. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette ran a story about the incident, but they got the wrong Sanchez. Instead of featuring a picture of the MLB pitcher, the newspaper included a photo of Pirates catching prospect Tony Sanchez. The falsely accused...
Jonathan Sanchez has at least one more start before Francisco Liriano returns. Photo credit: David Hague
Francisco Liriano had a great start on Thursday. He threw five innings for Indianapolis, allowing one run on four hits, with no walks and eight strikeouts.
Jonathan Sanchez didn’t have a good start on Friday. He was ejected from his start after allowing two homers in the first...
ST. LOUIS - Remember when Jonathan Sanchez threw that no-hitter for the San Francisco Giants back in 2009?
Either does Jonathan Sanchez.
The Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher for Friday nights game against the Cardinals may have hit rock bottom after getting tossed just 17 pitches into the bottom of the first inning in St. Louis.
It all started when Sanchez gave up back-to...
Some sports writers and a good number of St. Louis Cardinals’ fans
have started to wonder what’s wrong with Allen Craig? The man is healthy, he
appears in nearly every game, and yet he just can’t seem to hit a home run to
save his life. The team, the fans, and sports writers all expect good things
out of Craig. Maybe he should be flattered that they are so concerned.
Jonathan Sanchez is in the bullpen today. The fact that he is still on this team is outrageous to me. Not only is he terrible, he completely screwed the bullpen for the rest of this series. Sanchez should not get another start. Sanchez should not have the opportunity to stay on as a reliever. Phil…
Jonathan Sanchez lasted, well, not an inning. He didn’t even manage to get an out. The Pirates found themselves in an early hole that only grew deeper as they were unable to climb out of it. Jonathan Sanchez started tonight’s game. He gave up a leadoff homerun to Matt Carpenter. Then he gave up a…
Jeanmar Gomez will start on Wednesday. Photo credit: David Hague
According to Michael Sanserino and Rob Biertempfel, the Pirates will move Jonathan Sanchez to the bullpen and have Jeanmar Gomez start on Wednesday.
#Pirates move Jonathan Sanchez to bullpen. Jeanmar Gomez will start Wednesday.
— Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) April 29, 2013
Gomez will start Wed for #pirates. JSanchez...
Pittsburgh Pirates farmhand Tony Sanchez may not rank in most lists of the team’s top 10 prospects, but, if the subject is humor, he’s got can’t-miss potential.
On Sunday, Major League Baseball announced a six-game suspension to Pirates starter Jonathan Sanchez for throwing at the Cardinals’ Allen Craig. However, when the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s story on the suspension...
Pirates (13-9) at Cardinals (13-8)
8:15 PM–Busch Stadium, St. Louis
The Bucs take on the Cards this weekend in their first divisional road series of the year. St. Louis has been playing very well and leads the Central by a half-game. The winner of tonight’s contest will hold first place. Yes, it’s early, but I like when the Pirates are in first place...
The Pirates play at 4:15 PM EDT today, which means that unless you live in Pittsburgh or St. Louis, you have no chance of seeing them play due to the Saturday Blackout. Last night did not go well for the Pirates, obviously. Jonathan Sanchez faced four batters, retired none, and got thrown out. Clint Hurdle got thrown out protesting Sanchez's ejection (obviously arguing that there...
This game was extremely frustrating for a number of reasons. The Pirates fell behind as quickly as possible, couldn’t get back in it despite numerous chances, and once again came out on the wrong side of a semi-beanball battle.
Jonathan Sanchez has to be done as a Pirate. Has to be. Today he took his awfulness to a whole new level, and there’s no reason at this point to give...
It was a Freaky Friday for Mark Sanchez , as the Jets QB had flashbacks of last spring, when a big-name QB was headed to town to take his job.
Last year it was Tim Tebow. This year it's Geno Smith, the equally enigmatic QB whom the Jets drafted with the 39th pick , setting off a storm of sentiment that Sanchez is headed out of New York .
The mock tweets were flowing soon after...
After a nice start to their ten-game road trip, the Pirates are now entering the portion of the trip that I'm most interested in: six games in St. Louis and Milwaukee. The division has a new shape this year without the Astros in it and how the Pirates play the NL Central teams is going to go a long ways towards deciding how 2013 shakes out for the Pirates.
Plus if the Pirates...