SIB RIVALS are always pretty intense.
That being said, Houston Astros pitcher Phil Maton may have gone a step too far when he faced his brother, Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Nick, in the final game of the MLB regular season on Wednesday.
After the Astros led 3-0 at the top of eighth, Phil delivered a punch to Nick.
According to Michael Schwab, this was the first time the brothers met in a game. Leave a Comment: “Nick Maton won the fight and bragged forever by scoring a hit. Phillies Dugout freaked out.”
Then on Monday, Phil, with his hand in a cast, admitted he punched Locker in anger, breaking his fifth metacarpal in the process.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, his injury was so severe that he required surgery just five days before their first playoff game of the year.
And while Phil didn’t say his actions directly correlated with it, it’s not hard to imagine that giving up a hit to his brother could have played a big part in his anger.
Phil authorized: “I was upset with how my outing went and it was kind of a short-sighted move and ultimately it was selfish and it’s one of those things that I hope doesn’t affect our team as it goes forward.
The 29-year-old conceded two hits for as many runs and a strikeout in his brief appearance against the Phillies.
Now without Maton, the Astros go into their second game of the Division Series with a 1-0 win over the Seattle Mariners.
The Phillies, meanwhile, won their wild card games against the St. Louis Cardinals last week and 1-0 in the Division Series against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6430219/phil-maton-surgery-giving-up-hit-brother-nick/ The MLB star will need surgery at the end of the season after hitting a locker after giving up a punch on his BROTHER