Apr 17, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez (24) looks to tag either Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun (rear) or Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (27) at second base as umpire Jim Reynolds (right) looks on during the first inning at PNC Park. Gomez was ruled safe and Braun was ruled out on the play. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pirates' Travis Snider has a nasty black eye following brawl (Photo)

During Sunday night’s game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers, things got a bit heated and testy. Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez smacked a long ball that looked like it could be a homer and did a bat flip and took his time before realizing the ball stayed in play. He then turned on the wheels and managed to turn it into a triple.

Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole confronted Gomez and the two were jawing and despite the benches being cleared everything had calmed down. That is when Pirates outfielder Travis Snider came in throwing punches according to Gomez.

“Everything had stopped,” Gomez said, via ESPN. “He told me something, I told him back, then I talked to the umpire. Then Snider came like a superhero, trying to throw punches at everybody. I just tried to protect myself.”

Well someone caught Snider pretty good as well, because he was left with a black eye on Monday.


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