Major League Baseball announced on Thursday evening that they had suspended Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena for six games after he intentionally hit Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch. There are plenty of people unhappy with the suspension, feeling it was not long enough.
Those people aren’t wrong, a six game suspension for a starting pitcher is the equivalent of a one game suspension for every other player. Urena will miss just one start.
José Ureña suspended six games, fined for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuña Jr. in Marlins-Braves game on Wednesday. His suspension will begin tomorrow. https://t.co/wngW8dNVAA
— MLB (@MLB) August 16, 2018
The next time the Braves face Urena won’t be pretty. I wouldn’t expect he will step into the batter’s box and leave it without taking a pitch to the ribs himself.