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Boston Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster insisted he “was trying to pitch him inside,” to Alex Rodriguez , but Major League Baseball had a different take and suspended Dempster for five games for hitting A-Rod with a pitch in the second inning of a game against the New York Yankees on Sunday.
Dempster, who was also fined an undisclosed amount, was not ejected from the game.
Yankees manager was ejected. ”You can’t start throwing at people,” Girardi said Sunday night, and reiterated Tuesday morning.
“Whether you like me or hate, that was wrong,” Rodriguez told reporters Sunday night. “That was unprofessional and silly. It was kind of a silly way to get someone hurt on your team as well.”
It was the first time in Dempster’s 16-year career, according to the Boston Herald, that Dempster hit a batter on a 3-and-0 count.
Dempster is scheduled to pitch on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers but could appeal the suspension, then withdraw the appeal, which is typical in cases like these.
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According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Major League Baseball is investigating the hit-by-pitch incident in last night's Red Sox-Yankee game. Specifically, MLB is determining whether Ryan Dempster intentionally hit Alex Rodriguez and, if so, whether the pitcher should be suspended.
There’s still a lot of talk swirling around Ryan Dempster’s five-day paid suspension. Obviously the Yankees don’t think it’s harsh enough. And before the suspension was dealt, John Farrell didn’t even think it was going to happen.
But as it turns out, Demspter’s suspension is pretty standard.
Writer Marc Normandin of Over the Monster...
Boston Red Sox right-hand pitcher, Ryan Dempster, was suspended by MLB for five games and fined an undisclosed amount on Tuesday for hitting New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, with a pitch on Sunday at Fenway Park.
Dempster was the first pitcher to be accused of throwing at A-Rod following his 211 game suspension in the Biogenesis scandal.
Dempster denied it was intentional...
Ryan Dempster you lose.
ESPN is reporting that Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster has been suspended five games for throwing at Alex Rodriguez over the weekend.
Ryan Dempster five-game suspension for throwing at A-Rod. #yankees #redsox
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 20, 2013
Ryan Dempster of course was mad about Rodriguez juicing and still being allowed to play while suspended...
Major League Baseball let Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster know they'll handle Alex Rodriguez's punishment on their own with no need for vigilante acts suspending Dempster five games for intentionally hitting the New York Yankees slugger Sunday night.
Dempster who was also fined an undisclosed amount was not ejected from the game Sunday after hitting Rodriguez in the...
Ryan Dempster plunked Alex Rodriguez during the Yankees vs Red Sox game. Joe Girardi was not happy at all, eventually being tossed from the game.
Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster wasn’t ejected from Sunday night’s game against the Yankees, even after he appeared to throw at Alex Rodriguez multiple times before plunking the Yankees third baseman on a 3-0 pitch. Dempster wasn’t as lucky, however, when it came to discipline from the league.
Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Dempster has been suspended five games...
Who said the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry was dead?
Alex Rodriguez led off the second inning for the Yanks, and Ryan Dempster wasted no time in throwing behind the slugger with his first pitch. The right-hander followed with two more balls inside before nailing A-Rod with the fourth pitch of the at-bat — much to the enjoyment of the Fenway Faithful.
Home plate umpire Brian O’Nora...
I rarely post anything that isn’t Mets related, but I hope people had a chance to watch yesterday’s game between the Yankees and Red Sox in Fenway Park. Another chapter was written into one of the most storied rivalries in sports.
In the second inning, Alex Rodriguez walked to the plate engulfed in a tidal wave of boos to face Ryan Dempster. Fans started chanting “You’re...
With the Tampa Bay Rays just one game behind the Red Sox, the boys from Boston can’t stand to lose any unnecessary ground.
The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry hit a fever pitch Sunday when embattled Yankees star Alex Rodriguez stepped up to the plate against Ryan Dempster. The Sox pitcher did his best to send a message to A-Rod, tossing one ball behind him, two inside and one eventually...
In an era of increasing intolerance for users of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball Alex Rodriguez has been the target of sharp criticism from his peers and on Sunday a fastball at his midsection from Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster.
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Red Sox slugger David Ortiz...
The latest entry in the long-running series in which Brian Cashman discusses the current state of the New York Yankees. With his headwarmer.
Cashman: I’ve been thinking a lot about Dempster hitting A-Rod.
Headwarmer: Thinking? That’s not like you, Bri.
Cashman: It just doesn’t make sense to me. A-Rod has been living in his own reviled bubble for so long. Why would the Sox want...
On a night CC Sabathia once again didn’t have it, that couldn’t have been less of a story. That’s because Alex Rodriguez was in town and Ryan Dempster decided to try and be important. He failed miserably, costing the Red Sox an important game and important series in their quest to take home the division title.
The Red Sox looked to be in control. CC Sabathia was struggling...