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Buck Showalter Reacts To The Mets vs. Cardinals Brawl

Buck Showalter in the dugout.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - APRIL 23: Manager Buck Showalter #11 of the New York Mets looks on before the start of the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 23, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks beat the Mets 5-2. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

The benches cleared during this Wednesday's game between the Cardinals and Mets, as Nolan Arenado was visibly upset that Yoan López threw up and in at him in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Many fans thought López was just trying to support his teammates. After all, JD Davis was hit in the ankle in the top of the eighth inning.

Following this Wednesday's game, Mets manager Buck Showalter was asked if Arenado was out of line for starting a brawl. His response was quite telling.

"I’ll let them [the Cardinals] handle their players," Showalter said. "I know our player got hit in the head in the first place.

Showalter added that López didn't intentionally throw at Arenado.

Earlier this week, Showalter admit that he doesn't want the Mets to retaliate despite the fact they've been plunked more than any other team this season.

"There's a lot of emotion flying around. Stop, think this through," Showalter said, via Daily News. "There's a lot of ways to show your toughness other than reciprocating hitting somebody else in the head. Then all of a sudden somebody's career is over and somebody's laying there with blood coming out of their ears. How do you really feel? Was it worth it? No, it was kind of stupid. But there's a lot of frustration."

Those are some wise words from Showalter.