Major League Baseball has decided not to suspend Milwaukee Brewers’ slugger Prince Fielder following his actions taken on Tuesday night in a loss against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Fielder was upset following an incident in which Dodgers’ reliever Guillermo Mota threw a retaliation pitch at the Brewers’ first baseman late in L.A.’s victory over Milwaukee. After the game, Fielder stormed through the bowels of Dodgers Stadium and had to be detained from going into L.A.’s clubhouse by teammates and security guards.
Mota and Dodgers’ manager Joe Torre were also pardoned from getting suspended, which is a little surprising considering that normally incidents like that receive 1-2 games.
The incident may have riled the Brewers up, seeing as how they came back and beat the Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday. Milwaukee is still very much in contention in the NL Central, although it remains four games back of the Cubs and Cardinals for the division lead.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have the Dodgers listed at 5/1 and the Brewers listed at 25/1 to win the 2009 World Series. L.A. is also 2/1 to win the NL Pennant, while Milwaukee is 12/1.
Posted: 8/6/09 6:10PM ET