MLB announced Wednesday that Phillies reliever Hector Neris has been suspended three games for throwing at the head area of David Freese of the Dodgers on Tuesday night. Per the announcement, MLB determined that Neris’ actions were intentional. He’s also been fined an undisclosed amount. Neris will not appeal the suspension and will begin serving on Wednesday night.
Here’s the pitch in question, which came just after pinch-hitter Matt Beaty hit a three-run homer off Neris:
Neris and Gabe Kapler were both ejected after the pitch in Yacksel Rios was ejected for hitting Justin Turner after a Dodgers homer. , but the L.A. dugout was far angrier after Neris hit Freese on Tuesday.. In the teams’ series opener on Monday night, Phillies pitcher
Neris, a 30-year-old right-hander, has pitched to a 4.08 ERA and 3.60 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings this season. Along the way, he’s recorded 17 saves in 21 opportunities.