Then in the sixth inning, an inside pitch thrown by Manny Corpas to Bryce Harper ignited another bench-clearing episode and resulted in Steve Clevenger and Corpas being ejected.
Michael Gonzalez was the only Nationals player ejected tonight, which doesn't seem fair. The Cubs ended up being swept in the four-game series and are now on pace to lose 102 games this season. (yikes!)
|The Cubs-Nationals game turned into a bench-clearing brawl on Thursday night (photo from Chicago Tribune)|
Even though the Cubs have had such a high turnaround rate for players and are in a "building season," it sill doesn't make it any easier for fans or players to stomach.
Tomorrow the Cubs will start a three-game series against the third place NL Central Pirates in Pittsburgh at 6:05pm CT. Travis Wood will start for the Cubs and try to earn his fifth win of the season. Let's hope there are no ejections or fights in Pittsburgh (and some Cubs wins!)