Main League Baseball announced that Nationals left-hander Sean Nolin has been suspended 5 video games for “deliberately hitting” Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman with a pitch all over Wednesday night time’s recreation. Nolin, who additionally won an undisclosed positive, is interesting the suspension. He’ll stay at the roster till his enchantment is heard.
Moreover, MLB suspended Washington supervisor Dave Martinez for one recreation on account of Nolin’s movements. Martinez, who additionally won an undisclosed positive, will serve his ban all over Friday night time’s recreation in opposition to the Pirates.
Within the first inning of Wednesday’s get started in Atlanta, Nolin threw a first-pitch fastball in the back of Freeman’s again. His 2d pitch of the plate look — additionally a fastball — hit Freeman in the correct hip. Nolin was once then ejected by means of house plate umpire Lance Barksdale.
The night time prior to, Braves’ nearer Will Smith hit Nationals big name Juan Soto with a pitch. It kind of feels that Nolin threw in the back of after which hit Freeman as a retaliatory measure, however he denied doing so deliberately. After the sport, Nolin advised newshounds he merely had bother gripping the baseball, by means of Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com.
Nolin made his go back to the majors this season for the primary time since 2015. Over 5 begins, the 31-year-old has labored 17 2/3 innings of five.60 ERA ball.