For the second time this season the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates had a massive bench clearing brawl. There has been a lot of lingering bad blood between the Reds and the Pirates this season. It all boiled over tonight when Reds reliever Amir Garrett rushed the Pirates bench with a flurry of punches. It appeared that he was ready to take on the entire team.
Amir Garrett just took on the ENTIRE Pittsburgh Pirates team. pic.twitter.com/PKlZe6ljb8
— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) July 31, 2019
Earlier in the game both teams were taunting each other and it eventually all spilled over on the field.
— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) July 31, 2019
Tensions between these teams have been high since this bench clearing brawl earlier in the season when Yasiel Puig also challenged the entire Pirates team. Amir Garret was also suspended in the previous brawl.
Yasiel Puig charges Chris Archer after he throws behind-the-back of Derek Dietrich
— Bleacher Report MLB (@BR_MLB) April 7, 2019
The police officer is the best part of the Reds Pirates brawl. pic.twitter.com/8IQOp8tlbg
— Gary C. Bertsch (@GaryCBertsch) July 31, 2019
The fight as told by Bob Menery. Warning this version is not safe for work, school or for anyone who is easily offended.
Brawl in Cincinati just happened…..wow!!!! pic.twitter.com/VmpopwN8Uj
— Bob Menery (@BobMenery) July 31, 2019