Ten minor leaguers ejected after wild brawl
Updated: July 27, 2014, 2:06 AM ET
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Brawl Erupts in Minor League Game
Nine players and Reno Aces manager and former major leaguer Phil Nevin were ejected after a wild, benches-clearing brawl in Saturday’s game between the Triple-A affiliates of the Dodgers and Diamondbacks.
In the top of the second inning, Albuquerque Isotopes infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena took offense to being thrown at, and upon striking out a few pitches later, shoved Reno Aces catcher Blake Lalli and threw his helmet at a member of the Aces who charged at him. The benches cleared, Arruebarrena was tackled by several Aces and the players wound up pushing into the netting behind home plate and into the first row of the crowd.
The Aces are affiliated with the Diamondbacks, and the Isotopes are affiliated with the Dodgers. The game comes on the heels of the Isotopes’ 16-7 rout of Reno on Friday night.
Reno wound up winning 7-3 behind Mike Bolsinger, who gave up two runs on nine hits in 5⅔ innings. Bolsinger is 1-6 with a 5.50 ERA in two stints this season with the Diamondbacks.