To sum up, baseballs were thrown over the heads of Anthony Rizzo and Shogo Akiyama, there was “chirping” in between the dugouts and eventually Cubs manager David Ross and associate pitching coach Mike Borzello were ejected, along with Reds manager David Bell, first baseman Joey Votto and outfielder Jesse Winker.
Major League Baseball Monday suspended Borzello for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for “for excessive arguing, using inappropriate language, and failing to leave the dugout.” The latter is likely failing to leave the dugout after he was tossed, not for failing to join the kerfuffle. Borzello’s suspension will be served Tuesday night in Pittsburgh.
Ross was neither suspended nor fined.
The Reds involved were fined/suspended as follows:
Bell has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for the actions of his Club during the benches-clearing incident and excessive arguing during the bottom of the fourth inning. That suspension will be served tonight in St. Louis.
Winker has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for leaving the bench, contributing to the incitement of the fourth inning incident, and excessive arguing. Winker can appeal his suspension, but there’s no word as of now as to whether he’s done that. If not appealed, it would also be served tonight in St. Louis.
Lastly, Votto has received an undisclosed fine for leaving the bench and contributing to the incitement of the fourth-inning incident.
Let’s hope this is all behind both teams when they meet again at Wrigley Field next week.