Benches Clear After Carlos Gomez Tries To Break Up Double Play

Carlos Gomez and Ian Desmond came together for a brief colloquy in the bottom of the eighth of today's Nationals-Brewers game, and another day of midseason baseball was momentarily enlivened by bitchcakes umbrage between grown-ass men.

Nats reliever Taylor Hill plunked Gomez with a fastball on the first pitch of his plate appearance. OK. Lyle Overbay was the next batter, and he smacked a grounder to shortstop Ian Desmond. The Nats pulled off the inning-ending double play, but Gomez attempted to break it up by sliding into second baseman Kevin Frandsen. Desmond took exception to that, and the benches cleared, because fuck it, they're bored.

Gomez joked about the incident after the game:

Today was the last game of the series, so don't expect any retaliatory Natitude until at least July 18.