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Braves-Marlins nearly brawl after Jose Hernandez admires home-run and then spits on 3rd base

Jose-Hernandez-spits-on-base-home-runThe last start of the season for Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Hernandez won’t be best known for his nasty stuff on the mound.

After hitting his first home-run of the season during the bottom of the sixth inning, the 21-year-old Hernandez, who is the favorite to win the N.L. Rookie of the Year award, trotted around first and second base and then proceeded to spit on third.

Hernandez stare-down:


Benches cleared after Hernandez and the Braves’ Brian McCann share some words.Braves-Marlins-Benches-Clear-Hernandez-McCann

The bad blood between the two teams all started during the top of the 6th inning with Hernandez and the Braves’ Chris Johnson getting into a yelling match.

Hernandez (12-6, 2.19 ERA) did apologize for the incident in a press conference following the game.

“I said, ‘I’m really sorry, I’m embarrassed and that’s something that won’t ever happen again,’” Fernandez said. “McCann said, ‘Hey, man, you’re a kid but you’re in the big leagues. You need to do what big leaguers do.’”

Video of the whole event: 

You may recall that a similar thing happened back in August when Bryce Harper admired his home run and the Braves taking exception to it.  Moving along. 

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