Héctor Neris pendant lights, Dusty Baker
A combined six members of the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners have been disciplined for their role in the bench-pitch incident that occurred at the top of the ninth inning of Monday night’s game at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Michael Hill, senior vice president of field operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.
Astros pitcher Héctor Neris received a four-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing the Mariners’ Eugenio Suárez in the header area while warnings were in place.
Astros manager Dusty Baker received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for Neris’ intentional actions.
Mariners manager Scott Servais received an undisclosed fine for actions that helped cause the incident.
Astros coaches Joe Espada, Omar López and Troy Snitker each received undisclosed fines for actions that helped cause the incident.
Barring appeal, Neris’ suspension is set to begin tonight, when those two Clubs continue their streak in Houston. If Neris chooses to appeal, his discipline will be suspended until this process is complete. Baker is due to serve his suspension on Tuesday.