|Pirates' Capps suspended for 4 games|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 07 May 2007 17:51|
The penalty, announced Monday by Major League Baseball vice president Bob Watson, will start Tuesday unless Capps appeals.
Capps hit Fielder high in the right shoulder just after giving up a three-run homer to J.J. Hardy in the seventh inning Saturday. Plate umpire Alfonso Marquez immediately ejected Capps.
``(Marquez) felt like he was intentionally throwing at him,'' Pirates manager Jim Tracy said after the game Saturday. ``I don't think that's the character of Matt Capps.''
Capps denied having intentionally thrown at Fielder and called the umpire's decision ``a judgmental call on his part.''
Capps is 2-0, with a 2.25 ERA in 18 games this season.