After parting ways with Kolten Wong, the Brewers have acquired slugger Jesse Winker. Abraham Toro also came over in the trade with the Mariners. Some rumors did surface regarding concern for Winker’s presence in the clubhouse, but let’s not forget that this left handed hitting outfielder/designated hitter was involved in a massive brawl in 2022. In this scuffle, Winker stood up for himself and his teammates after being hit by a pitch. Teammate Julie Rodriguez was nearly hit by a pitch the inning prior.
Jesse Winker was hit by a pitch and a never-ending BRAWL broke out between the Mariners and the Angels pic.twitter.com/1MgFd55vhn
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) June 26, 2022
Here is another view of the brawl.
This view of the brawl 😳
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) June 27, 2022
This brawl ended up being one of the most intense benches clearing acts of 2022. Winker ended up charging the Angles dugout and coming face to face with Anthony Rendon. Rendon was injured prior to the brawl and had a cast/splint covering his hand.
As Winker was leaving the game, he ended up giving Angels fans the middle finger.
Winker received a standing ovation from Mariners fans in his first home game back after the brawl.
Winker was suspended seven games for his actions in the brawl. During his first game back at T-Mobile Park, Mariners fans gave him a standing ovation. At that point in the season Winker had not yet made as big of an impact offensively as they had hoped, but his actions were appreciated by fans.
Jesse Winker gets a standing ovation from the Seattle crowd after taking center stage in yesterday’s brawl pic.twitter.com/DfT5h8XhQS
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) June 28, 2022