The Triple-A affiliates of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks don't seem to like each other either. Nine players and Reno Aces (D-Backs affiliate) manager Phil Nevin were ejected after a massive bench-clearing brawl broke out out in the second inning on Saturday night.
Albuquerque Isotopes (Dodgers affiliate) third baseman Erisbel Arruebarrena didn't appreciate a pitch thrown inside by Aces pitcher Mike Bolsinger, Ben Ross of KOLO 8 News reported. After striking out, Arruebarrena had some words for the catcher and shoved him. The benches spilled out onto the field and a fight ensued around home plate. Several punches appeared to be thrown by players from both teams. It became so chaotic that some players were shoved into the netting and then into the first row of seats behind home plate. Fans could be seen trying to push the players back onto the field.
Here's another video taken from the stands.
Arruebarrena, who homered against the Aces on Friday and apparently took his time jogging around the bases, was among the group of players to get tossed.
Correction: 10 ejected.
ALB: Arruebarrena, Ibarra, Baez, Frias.
RNO: Nevin, Lalli, Loe, Cunningham, Jacobs, Chafin.
— Reno Aces (@Aces) July 27, 2014
That incident between the Isotopes and Aces came just one night after another minor league brawl. On Friday night, two bench-clearing fights went down in one inning of a game between the Double-A Birmingham (White Sox affiliate) and Jacksonville (Marlins affiliate). Five players and a manager were ejected.