Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and Yankees outfielder Tyler Austin just reignited the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry. A bench clearing brawl started by a fastball to the ribs.
The pitch by Kelly was in retaliation to a slide by Austin into Red Sox infielder Brock Holt. A slide that he was called out on for slide interference.
This should make for a very entertaining 2018 between what was once the most fierce rivalry in all of sports. Expect plenty of hit batters and punches thrown the rest of the way.
I bring to you #BaseBrawl Part. 2.
"Stone Cold" Tyler Austin against the entire #RedSox team.#Yankees pic.twitter.com/5NaE2sPbmS
— Mark Suleymanov (@TheMARKOut1) April 12, 2018
— Guerin Austin (@guerinaustin) April 12, 2018