ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels were in a lengthy brawl during the second inning of Sunday’s game, which resulted in both managers and six players getting ejected.
Tensions leading up to the brawl
Both benches and bullpens cleared after Seattle’s Jesse Winker was hit by the first pitch of the second inning by Angels opener Andrew Wantz, who had also thrown a pitch behind the head of the Mariners’ No. 2 hitter, Julio Rodriguez, in the first inning.
Winker reacted to getting hit by angrily yelling and gesturing at the Angels’ dugout, and the sides charged each other moments later.
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The brawl lasted about four minutes, with people from both teams appearing to throw multiple punches.
Los Angeles interim manager Phil Nevin and Seattle’s Scott Servais were ejected. The Angels lost Wantz, Iglesias and reliever Ryan Tepera, while Winker, Rodriguez and J.P. Crawford were tossed for the Mariners.
Angels won 2-1 and ended the Mariners’ season-high five-game winning streak.
Suspensions are expected in the coming days.
Mariners fan sends Jesse Winker pizza after ejection
Moments after Winker was ejected, Mariners fan Sofie Dill ordered a pepperoni pizza on DoorDash to be delivered to him in the Mariners visitors clubhouse at Angels Stadium.
Dill told FOX 13 Sports Director Aaron Levine that after Winker went to the clubhouse she decided to make the order.
"I had no clue it would get to him," she said "I thought, ’Why not? Let’s try it out.’ So I sent it."
Dill tracked the delivery and posted updates on Twitter.
After DoorDash driver Simranjeet successfully delivered the pizza, Dill posted his Venmo account for Mariners fans to contribute to a tip. The post has since gone viral.
"He said that he was super blessed to have gotten that delivery," she said.
Winker also personally thanked Dill over social media for the pizza.
‘It happened again’: Young Reds fan gets signed ball from Jesse Winker
After the ejection, a fan in the crowd tweeted a picture of a young fan crying.
The young fan, Abigail, came out to see Winker and Eugenio Suarez, who both used to play for the Cincinnati Reds.
The Mariners organization connected with Abigail, and she received a signed baseball from Winker.
"Sorry I was ejected! I hope to see you at another game soon," Winker wrote.
Apparently this wasn’t the first time Abigail witnessed her favorite player get ejected from a game.
"I am sorry I didn’t play the entire game," he wrote.