The Dodgers and Astros still have to play one more game before they get separated for a few weeks. The two teams will not meet up again until August, but they’ve got to get through one more without brawling.
MLB has already reached out to both sides and is currently looking into the skirmish. Per Roberts, the league was very unhappy that the two sides were able to get that close to one another. It’s worth noting that the Dodgers didn’t venture out of their dugout nearly as far as the Astros did.
I got a call this morning from the league, and they’re kind of trying to be swift about this. So they’re kind of taking information from all parties and they’ll make a decision. But right now, I don’t know the outcome.
If Kelly were to be handed a suspension, it would create an interesting situation. That would mean a Dodgers player was suspended more than any Astros player from the 2017 cheating World Series team.
The pitch that sailed over the head of Alex Bregman is likely the one that will land him a suspension. The benches-clearing incident is apparently not the main issue in terms of determining his suspension at this point. The Dodgers do have plenty of relievers who could replace him out of the bullpen.
After tonight’s game in Houston, the Dodgers will head to Arizona for a four-game series. Los Angeles has yet to announce a Friday starter after Alex Wood hit the IL, but a member of the taxi squad is likely. Roberts also mentioned players from the USC location as potential candidates.
The Dodgers will head to San Diego for a series against the Padres before getting back home to face San Francisco once again. That will be another four-game set between the division rivals.