Apr 18, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin (55) prepares to bat in the on-deck circle against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Epic punch during Milwaukee Brewers - Pittsburgh Pirates fight (Video)


Apr 18, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin (55) prepares to bat in the on-deck circle against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday afternoon, tempers got a bit heated between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates which led to a benches clearing brawl between the two sides.

Initial video of the incident showed punches being thrown, but it was mostly taken from a broadcast camera level and it was hard to tell if any connected given the ruckus of the melee.

But zoomed in footage shows punches certainly did connect and they were rather flush and hard.

Milwaukee Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado, who earlier in the series made news for literally tearing the cover off the ball, is sure to find himself stapled to the bench for a few games after he rushed the field and hammered away at the face of Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider.

Maldonado suggested that he saw both Snider and Russell Martin over the top of teammate Carlos Gomez, prompting him to ‘defend’ his fellow Brewer.

That ended with the following punch to the grill of Snider:

Yikes! There didn’t appear to be any news of an injury to Snider after the game thankfully.

Both teams rekindle their rivalry beginning on May 13th in Milwaukee.

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