Neris bore the brunt of the punishment for throwing behind Eugenio Suarez while both teams had been warned for such behavior. Baker got a one-game suspension for his role that wound up clearing the benches of both teams.
For the Mariners, several coaches including Manager Scott Servais were issued fines. Servais, by some accounts, got things started by yapping from the dugout for much of the game.
This was the second straight game where the Astros were involved in a controversy over throwing at another player. In Sunday night's game against Kansas City, closer Ryan Pressly was tossed after arguing over a warning issued to both teams. Pressly threw inside to the ninth man in the Royals lineup, he claimed to back him off the plate. With just one out left in the game Pressly got thrown out and was incensed.
Things get chippy at Minute Maid Park. Both benches empty. Mariners manager Scott Servais and Astros first base coach Omar Lopez ejected. All this happened after Héctor Neris hit Ty France. pic.twitter.com/W6WbSNubQy— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) June 7, 2022
Much like Sunday, it was the ninth inning of a 5-4 game when a near fight broke out after the pitch from Neris. Seattle would go on to win the game 7-4.
Given that Neris is a reliever and the Astros won Tuesday 4-1 without both he and their manager, it amounts to little more than a slap on the wrist. But, no doubt the Astros are none too happy with major league officiating at the moment. Good thing it hasn't done anything to impact games thus far.