Things got crazy at Wrigley Field Friday afternoon during the Chicago Cubs win over the St. Louis Cardinals to open a three-game series.
After John Lackey appeared to have thrown strike three to Carlos Martinez, it was rule a ball and Martinez recorded a base hit to give the Cardinals the lead. Both Lackey and Willson Contreras didn’t like the call and argued with umpire Jordan Baker.
Both were tossed but the fear was that Contreras would be suspended after slamming his mask and it hit Baker.
Now Major League Baseball has announced that Willson Contreras will be suspended two games. ESPN Cubs reporter Jesse Rogers reports that Contreras will appeal:
Willson Contreras has been suspended for two games for his actions in Friday's game against the Cardinals but… https://t.co/dIKP9sX0pe
— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) September 16, 2017
Losing Contreras for any time hurts this Cubs offense in the middle of a pennant race. We will now have to wait and see if it will get reduced or upheld.