VIDEO: Alternate Angle of Mariners-Angels Brawl is Intense
Sunday's Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels matchup has been making headlines after the team clubs erupted into a bench-clearing brawl during the second inning. A total of six players and both managers were ejected after tensions reached a breaking point.
The brawl began after Angels starting pitcher Andrew Wantz hit the Mariners' Jesse Winker with the first pitch of the inning. The consensus is that the pitch — as well as the one that Wantz threw behind rookie Julio Rodriguez in the first inning — resulted from Mike Trout getting hit in the head by a pitch in the previous night.
While baseball fans have already seen all of the TV angles of Sunday's fisticuffs, Twitter user @adholland14 shared a video he recorded of the brawl from his view beside the dugout.
You can check out the video below, which shows off just how intense the brawl was.
Mariners manager Scott Servais said that intentionally hitting batters "shouldn't happen" and that "it was pretty clear what was going on." Meanwhile, Wantz's excuse for hitting Winker is that he was "nervous" and "sweating" from pitching in his first daytime MLB game.
Meanwhile, Winker wasn't sorry for starting the brawl, however, he did apologize for any obscene gestures that he made toward the crowd. Nevertheless, you can't fault him for being upset after being drilled by a pitch.
Fans of both AL West teams are likely looking forward to the next meeting. Fortunately, they won't have to wait too long as the Angels and Mariners are set to play seven games in 13 days between Aug. 5 and Aug. 17.
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