The Dodgers and Astros’ first meeting since Houston was punished for stealing signs in the 2017 season was full of fireworks.On Tuesday night, at the bottom of the sixth inning with the Dodgers leading 5-2, Los Angeles reliever Joe Kelly threw a quick 96 mph, which sailed past the header of Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, like the fourth throw of a four. -pitch on foot.
Later in the inning, Kelly threw a curve ball that whistled through the head of Astros shortstop Carlos Correa.Correa continued to punch to complete the round and as Kelly left the mound the two exchanged words.
Shortly after, the benches cleared.
Kelly was not part of the Dodgers team that lost to the Astros in the 2017 World Series.
The two clubs weren’t supposed to play each other this season in the originally designed 2020 MLB schedule. However, due to the league’s implementation of a 60-game schedule, both teams are expected to play three more times this season.
Los Angeles held to win, 5-2.