Mets Pitcher Suspended 3 Games

New York Mets pitcher Yoan Lopez might be getting a reputation. Just days after causing a bench-clearing incident for throwing high-and-tight to the St. Louis Cardinals' Nolan Arenado, Lopez has now been suspended for three games by MLB for "throwing intentionally" at the Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber. 

It seemed apparent to ESPN's play-by-play man Karl Ravech, who immediately said "Is Yoan trying to send a message to the Phillies?" after the pitcher appeared to throw at Schwarber with two straight pitches (both low and inside) in the same at-bat, though did not hit him. "It's going to bring some 'curiosity' from the umpires," added David Cone, also from the broadcast booth.

Warnings were issued by the umps, and yet after Lopez did bean Alec Bohm in the next at-bat, he wasn't ejected. It was a change-up, so the umpires determined that one wasn't intentional.

Opposing batters can rest easy for now, as shortly after the suspension, Lopez was demoted to the minors by the Mets. His 3-game ban will take effect whenever he's recalled to the majors. 

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