The Las Vegas 51s are preparing internal suspensions and fines for Jordany Valdespin, Wally Backman, and Armando Rodriguez for their roles in a bench-clearing brawl on Monday evening.
Mike Puma of the New York Post first reported the news which was later confirmed by the Las Vegas Twitter account.
During the second game of Monday’s doubleheader against the River Cats, Valdespin continues his torrid hitting and blasted a three-run home run off highly regarded top pitching prospect Sonny Gray. Valdespin admired his homer while holding onto his bat halfway up the first base line.
Later in the game, reliever Brian Gordon was brought in and kept throwing inside at Valdespin with every pitch until finally hitting him in the hands, prompting the home plate umpire to issue a warning to Gordon and both benches. It was obvious that Valdespin was being intentionally targeted.
In the next inning, the battle waged on as Las Vegas reliever Armando Rodriguez stepped up and retaliated by firing a f...