Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly (17) continues to shout at Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) after a strikeout during the sixth inning at Minute Maid Park. Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers' Joe Kelly, Dave Roberts suspended after incident vs. Astros

The most discussed on-field incident, to date, of the 2020 MLB season will cost the Los Angeles Dodgers.

On Wednesday, MLB announced that Los Angeles pitcher Joe Kelly was suspended eight games after it was deemed he intentionally threw at Houston Astros batters Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa in the bottom of the sixth inning of Tuesday's game.

Kelly's history of purposely targeting hitters from the bump resulted in what some viewed as too severe a punishment.

MLB also banned Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts for one game. Astros manager Dusty Baker received a fine.

Revelations that the Astros used technology to illegally steal signs belonging to opposing teams during the 2017 and 2018 seasons made the club public enemy No. 1 in the eyes of some fans and players. Nevertheless, MLB sent a message that league officials don't want to see anything like what happened at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday again this year. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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