In the top of the eighth inning in a 2-2 ballgame, Phillies’ pitcher Edubray Ramos threw a 96 m.p.h. fastball over the head of Mets’ batter Asdrubal Cabrera. The shortstop started down Ramos while saying a few choice words for the reliever. Both benches were warned after the incident.
To understand why this happened, you would have to go back to September 22 of last season. The Mets were in the heat of a playoff race and were down two runs in the eleventh inning when Cabrera hit a three-run walk-off home run off Ramos. Cabrera tossed the bat into the air and raised his arms high.
Ramos apparently did not forget about that. But Cabrera did; he told reporters after the game he didn’t realize he hit the home run against Ramos. However, Cabrera and the Mets got the last laugh. Ramos walked Cabrera later in the at-bat and one batter later, Jay Bruce hit a two-run home run that turned out to be the difference in the ballgame.