Nine players and Reno Aces manager and former major leaguer Phil Nevin were ejected after a wild, benches-clearing brawl in Saturday's game between the Triple-A affiliates of the Dodgers and Diamondbacks.
In the top of the second inning, Albuquerque Isotopes infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena took offense to being thrown at by Aces pitcher Mike Bolsinger, and both benches cleared without major incident. Upon striking out a few pitches later, Arruebarrena shoved Aces catcher Blake Lalli and threw his helmet at a member of the Aces who charged at him. The benches cleared, Arruebarrena was tackled by several Aces and the players wound up pushing into the netting behind home plate and into the first row of the crowd.
The Aces are affiliated with the Diamondbacks, and the Isotopes are affiliated with the Dodgers. The game comes on the heels of the Isotopes' 16-7 rout of Reno on Friday night.
Reno wound up winning 7-3 behind Bolsinger, who gave up two runs on nine hits in 5⅔ innings. Bolsinger is 1-6 with a 5.50 ERA in two stints this season with the Diamondbacks.