The Benches Just Cleared in Washington After Nationals Pitcher Nearly Takes Francisco Lindor's Head Off (UPDATES)

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The Benches Just Cleared in Washington After Nationals Pitcher Nearly Takes Francisco Lindor’s Head Off (UPDATES)

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The debut of Apple’s new Friday Night Baseball was not without technological incident, as the game was delayed by lighting issues, and now it is not without incident-incident, as the Mets and Nationals benches just cleared.

A pitch went way up and in on Francisco Lindor as he squared to bunt, and the teams were off to the races:

Thankfully, Lindor seemed to avoid the worst of it, though he ultimately departed the game for a pinch runner. Hopefully he’ll be OK after further testing. And, yes, that was old friend Steve Cishek throwing up and in – we are familiar with his periodic wildness, though the Mets obviously felt this was more than that.

If you’re wondering about context on that point, the Mets seem to have been primed to get after it because they were hit three times by the Nationals last night in the season opener.

Stay tuned, because this might get hotter before it all settles.

UPDATE: Ope, well, you know what they say. The best revenge is pitching well:

UPDATE 2: Looks like things turned out OK for Lindor:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.