On Wednesday night as the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees battled for the second time in two nights, the benches cleared after Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly hit Tyler Austin as retaliation for a slide Boston took exception to earlier in the game.
Austin slammed his bat to the ground before charging the mound, and players from both teams charged into the action.
— Tom Hanslin (@TomHanslin) April 12, 2018
This was the second time the benches cleared in this game and the second major brawl of the day, as the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies got into it earlier.
Only this one is a bit more intense, as the natural rivalry between these two historic clubs adds to the flavor. Twitter had plenty to say about this particular brawl.
This is a renaissance painting. pic.twitter.com/vBA7RgIzLI
— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) April 12, 2018
With the likes of Judge, Stanton, Sanchez, Betances, and Chapman I don’t think the Yankees are a team you wanna brawl with. But I love baseball fights so right on ✊🏻 https://t.co/fvrL9GX2Lk
— Austin Glaab (@glaaber20) April 12, 2018
— Record Sports (@TheRecordSports) April 12, 2018
Man,this feels good for the rivalry but the Redsox are too soft these days. No real bad guys. Yanks regulated in that brawl.
— RL (@RavishinRUde) April 12, 2018
— Dante Jayce (@DanteJayce) April 12, 2018
Talk about a poop your pants type moment for Joe Kelly when you're in the middle of a brawl and see Judge and Stanton coming
— Frankie Borrelli (@FrankieBorrelli) April 12, 2018
JUDGE AND STANTON MOVED THE BRAWL FROM MID FIELD TO THE RED SOXS DUGOUT. #BIGMANSTRONG
— Rocco (@Belike_Bleich) April 12, 2018