Just don’t count San Diego Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo among those thirsty for blood — at least not if he had to draw it out with physical contact.
Likely in response to teammate Manny Margot’s being put on the disabled list by a hit-by-pitch in their meeting a day prior, Perdomo fired a fastball that whizzed behind the back of Colorado Rockies slugger Nolan Arenado.
But the rest of Perdomo’s body apparently couldn’t cash the check his right arm had written — as Arenado charged, Perdomo hilariously threw his glove at his opponent and fled.
Benches clear, punches thrown in Padres-Rockies game with Nolan Arenado and Luis Perdomo in the center of it. pic.twitter.com/6cItcDc8Td
— MLB (@MLB) April 11, 2018
Here’s a few more angles, in slow motion.
Perdomo was one of five players ejected from the game. Hopefully he used his night off to absorb the New York Yankees—Boston Red Sox tilt and take notes from Sox reliever Joe Kelly, who had the right response to being charged by a player he definitely meant to hit.
Joe Kelly saying “let’s go” is my new spirit animal pic.twitter.com/KKXVXqxUHj
— Red (@SurvivingGrady) April 12, 2018
Benches clear, punches thrown in Yankees-Red Sox after Tyler Austin is hit by a pitch from Joe Kelly. pic.twitter.com/wvqoak8QMV
— MLB (@MLB) April 12, 2018
That’s the stuff.