WATCH: Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers’ Benches Clear After Andrew McCutchen Gets Drilled by a Pitch

Published 04/10/2022, 9:29 AM EDT

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It has been just two days since the regular season has been started. And this game has already given a heavy dose of entertainment to fans. Recently, during a game between Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers, the two sides cleared their benches after a hit by pitch incident in the ballpark.

Though the Brewers were nowhere close to winning the game, they still came to fight with the Cubs’ players. Notably, the game was one-sided right from the start. And at the end, the Cubs registered a thumping win over the Brewers.


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Clearing the benches due to HBP (Hit by pitch) has become a normal trend in Major League Baseball. And a very similar incident happened in the Cubs-Brewers game.

Andrew McCutchen is okay after being hit by a pitch

This is not the first instance of benches clearing in the 2022 season. Earlier on Friday, a similar incident happened when Francisco Lindor of the New York Mets got a nasty hit from a Washington Nationals pitcher.

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However, coming down to the Cubs-Brewers game, the division rivals engaged in a huge drama at Wrigley Field. After the Brewers outfielder, Andrew McCutchen got hit on his butt. The incident took place in the eighth inning when the Cubs ace Keegan Thompson was on the mound. After getting hit, McCutchen seemed furious with the Cubs pitcher, and that led the two sides to clear their benches.


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However, as per CBS Sports, McCutchen is doing fine. Because his X-rays result came negative. Even after such drama at Wrigley Field, the Cubs crushed the Milwaukee Brewers 9-0.

The two sides will be clashing again on Sunday, and this time, Marcus Stroman will be on the mound. Though it is very tough, it will be interesting to see if the Brewers manage to come back into the game.


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Abhishek Kumar


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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.
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