It didn't take long for our first huge bench-clearing baseball brawl of the season. Things got very heated during today's Padres vs. Rockies game. After the third plunked batter of the game, the two teams got into a heated scuffle. The Nolan Arenado mound charge on Luis Perdomo also led to a fantastic Padres Rockies brawl GIF.
Things began in the bottom of the first inning, when Perdomo beaned Rockies shortstop Trevor Story. In the top next half inning, Colorado’s German Marquez did the same San Diego’s Hunter Renfroe. In the bottom of the third, Perdomo retaliated, hitting Arenado. The third baseman wasted no time in sprinting right for Perdomo.
The full thing is pretty heated. And, as usual, it didn't take long to go viral.
Interestingly, the MLB got in on things. One of the most notable moments in the mound charge is Luis Perdomo's glove throw at Nolan Arenado.
Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge. pic.twitter.com/MUyr9dQrLC
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) April 11, 2018
">MLB GIFS, an official Major League Baseball account, posted a great slow motion Padres Rockies brawl GIF.
It actually makes Arenado's dodge of Perdomo's throw even more impressive. Via Twitter:
Right after that moment, virtually the entirety of the two rosters spilled out onto the field. The full video of the brawl:
As you'd expect, both Perdomo and Arenado were ejected. Arenado pretty clearly threw a big punch during the scrum.
Those two are probably facing suspensions as well, but they likely will not be alone. Once the MLB sorts through the full video, expect others to face some discipline as well.
The game is still going without Luis Perdomo and Nolan Arenado, and is now heading into the seventh inning. Colorado leads 6-3, after scoring five runs in the third inning.