The Astros and Mariners are battling for the final wild card spot in the American League and on Wednesday night that battle almost included an actual fight, as the benches cleared in their game in Seattle.
This all happened after Astros pitcher Hector Neris struck out Julio Rodríguez to end the sixth inning. Neris then went right at Rodriguez instead of going to the dugout and had some words to say to Seattle’s star player.
Both benches and bullpens quickly came running out on the field and it looked like a brawl might break out. While that was going on, however, Neris was seen storming off to the dugout. It seemed like the guy who started things quickly didn’t want any part of it.
Check out this scene:
Hector Neris goes straight at Julio Rodríguez to chirp him after striking him out and the benches clear pic.twitter.com/yQDwhCcUDc— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) September 28, 2023
Fans crushed Neris and the Astros:
Typical Astros to start something and then go to the dugout https://t.co/ogNQF1NMD9— Lauren Albright (@LaurenKAlbright) September 28, 2023
Hector Neris runs at Julio then waits for Abreu to come hold him back???? What are we doing https://t.co/7XBjSHyQxM— Adolis Garcia fan (@ad0lisgarciafp) September 28, 2023
If you’re gonna go that direction Hector, don’t stop on the front porch…walk in the house and out your feet on the table.— Chris Rose (@ChrisRose) September 28, 2023
What the heck was this??? https://t.co/zxACMYZ9Ng
How can anyone like the Astros. https://t.co/ZN6eQg3vSu— Eric (@EIizondo) September 28, 2023
Dusty Baker- "I'm tired of my players getting hit"— Matt (@Matty_XIO) September 28, 2023
Prime example of why your players get hit lmfao https://t.co/zgx2hEsL6K
Neris was soft in Philly and remains that way in Houston https://t.co/wRG3Zfxop3— Lito (@Lito_grimes) September 28, 2023
Big dog had to turn and start walking away because nobody got there in time to “hold him back”. Put up or shut up. Average Astros L https://t.co/ukfEZZvr7u— Jordan (@sonofabeachy) September 28, 2023
Astros continue to be the worst. https://t.co/41rhzVtv9w— Trey Pomroy (@treypomroy5) September 28, 2023
Potentially the softest thing I’ve ever seen lol https://t.co/T6PPtb9qw8— Forrest Jordan (@forrestjordan11) September 28, 2023
The Astros need to just change their logo to 🗑️ already gtfoh https://t.co/GyPaxfO8rH— Jess (@its_jessicaaaa) September 28, 2023
Astros are the new Yankees, just an unlikeable all around franchise. https://t.co/OnB0bINazy— Éric Fink (@efink93) September 28, 2023