If not, the drama stemmed from Jose Fernandez hitting Nick Markakis after Markakis had homered. The Braves took exception, with Jose Ramirez throwing one high and tight to Fernandez during his next at-bat — a purpose pitch that resulted in the benches clearing.
The act was enough to get Fernandez’s and the league’s attention, with the latter handing down a three-game suspension and fine to Ramirez. Here’s what the MLB said in a statement:
Atlanta Braves pitcher Jose Ramirez has received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of batter Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins in the top of the seventh inning of Wednesday night’s game at Turner Field. Joe Garagiola Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards & On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.
Ramirez has appealed his suspension, so he’ll be available when the Braves begin a series against the Nationals on Friday night. He enters with a 3.38 ERA on the season, as well as the distinction of being baseball’s second-best player named Jose Ramirez.
Source: CBS Sports / Braves pitcher suspended and fined after throwing at Jose Fernandez