Tension rose near the end of the third inning of a game between the Diamondbacks and the Philadelphia Phillies in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday night, June 12.
Corbin Carroll, the Diamondbacks’ outfielder who had been selected NL Player of the Week earlier that day, was hit by a pitch for the second time in the game by Phillies left-hander Matt Strome.
Carroll had been hit in the left forearm by a pitch from Strahm earlier in the game. However, in the third inning, Strahm hit Carroll again with an inside pitch.
D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo became enraged when his player was continually targeted and took out of the bench to argue with home plate umpire Vic Carapazza.
Carapaza and Lovullo’s argument quickly got out of hand, and Lovullo was kicked out of the game. J.T. Realmuto, a catcher for the Phillies, got into a heated disagreement with Lavulo while the fight went on.
This caused the benches and bullpens of both teams to leave the field, but no fights broke out.
Diamondbacks fielder Josh Rojas, who wasn’t in the starting lineup, was kicked out from the dugout by Carapaza after the argument calmed and play resumed for some reason. This was Rojas’ second career suspension.
The Diamondbacks responded on the field in spite of the disturbances and stress.
With the help of a sacrifice fly by Pavin Smith and a hit by Smith that scored both baserunners, the score was reduced to two runs. Strahm only pitched 2.2 innings before being removed from the game.