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Fallout from Thursday Night's Brewers-Marlins Game: Mike Fiers fined, Anthony DeSclafani suspended

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Mike Fiers received an undisclosed fine for his role in the benches clearing in Thursday night's Brewers-Marlins game. Anthony DeSclafani received a three-game suspension and is appealing. Casey McGehee and Garrett Jones received no punishment.

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MLB just announced the fines and suspensions from Thursday night's game. Adam McCalvy has the details on both of the punishments:

The punishments are a little bizarre considering what happened in the game. Mike Fiers receiving a fine is the strangest one. He did hit Reed Johnson with a hit following the one to Giancarlo Stanton, and was visibly angry afterwards at the Marlins' reaction. However, it was clear he was rattled after hitting Stanton, and he wasn't the main instigator in the fight. We don't know what the amount he was fined was, so maybe it's just a token amount.

Only one suspension was handed out in the fight, and that went to Marlins reliever Anthony DeSclafani. He received a three-game suspension for hitting Carlos Gomez with a pitch in the sixth inning. DeSclafani was ejected after hitting Gomez, though it also looked like there was no intention behind his pitch. Andrew Gruman adds on Twitter that the suspension happened because a warning was in place at the time. DeSclafani plans to appeal the suspension.

The most surprising part of this is actually not the punishments that were handed out, but the ones that weren't made. Both Casey McGehee and Garrett Jones, two of the main perpetrators in the fight, received no punishment for their roles. Casey McGehee was ejected from the game and was visibly angry after Reed Johnson was hit by the pitch, and had to be restrained by some of the Marlins players. Meanwhile, Garrett Jones was seen on video bumping an umpire as the benches cleared, and contact with an umpire is normally an automatic suspension. Since Mike Fiers got a fine, it would have made sense for those two to at least get fined as well for their role in the fight, if not more.

Meanwhile, on a more positive note, Giancarlo Stanton is doing much better today and is expected to be discharged from the hospital and return to Miami. Surgery is not expected, though the medical staff in Miami will further evaluate Stanton when he returns. He will probably miss the rest of the season as he recovers.