Christian Vazquez expects the Yankees to retaliate after Joe Kelly beaned Tyler Austin, leading to a bench-clearing brawl.
Following Wednesday night's game, the Red Sox catcher told reporters "you have to know [retaliation] is coming" and "there will be something soon, whether it's here or in New York".
The Red Sox finish off their three-game series vs the Yankees on Thursday night. If there aren't any more fireworks at Fenway, we will have to wait until May 8 when the Sox head to the Bronx.
If anyone knows what a heated Red Sox-Yankees matchup is like, it's Pedro Martinez.
After Tyler Austin was plunked by a Joe Kelly pitch and charged the mound to start a bench-clearing brawl, Pedro reacted with a trio of tweets. It was exactly the kind of reaction you would expect from the former Sox ace, as he said he would have hit Austin with a pitch earlier rather than later.
Martinez went on to say that sliding with cleats up is pretty much asking for a fight, and mentioned the game is being "babied too much nowadays".
Former Red Sox closer Keith Foulke chimed in with a tweet of his own, a simple thumbs up to Kelly for beaning Austin.
1:17 - Lou Merloni joins Boston Sports Tonight to discuss the Red Sox-Yankees bench clearing brawl, if Tyler Austin’s slide on Brock Holt was dirty, and Joe Kelly's retaliation against Austin.
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