What's buzzing:

Big League Stew

Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello suspended six games for intentionally throwing at Ben Zobrist

Big League Stew

View gallery

.

(USA Today)

The Detroit Tigers will be without starting pitcher Rick Porcello for six games — which may not be that horrible of a thing when you consider his 5.21 ERA this season.

Porcello was suspended six games by Major League Baseball for intentionally throwing at Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Porcello plunked Zobrist in retaliation for Saturday's game in which Rays closer Fernando Rodney threw a pitch high and tight to Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera.

After Saturday's game Tigers skipper Jim Leyland said there would be a "price to pay for that," as part of his post-game rant on the Rodney-to-Cabrera pitch:

"I don't care about throwing inside, but I don't like it up there," Leyland said. "We will not tolerate that. You can take that to the bank. We won't tolerate that up at the head, with anybody, not (just) Cabrera, but anybody. I'm not accusing anybody of anything, but we won't tolerate that. If you're going to just rare back and throw it, you can't throw it there. If you throw it down at the legs in or something for a purpose, I don't have any problem with that. But not upstairs."

View gallery

.

(USA Today)

Porcello got even for the Tigers, then both benches were warned and the Rays didn't take a step further.

While this didn't lead to as much of a fallout as the recent Dbacks-Dodgers fracas, you may want to keep an eye on the next time the Tigers and Rays play. It won't be this season, as the two won't meet again, but you know baseball, these things linger.

In the matter of Porcello's suspension, MLive.com is reporting that he'll appeal.

Baseball season's in full swing. Don't miss a thing.
Follow @MikeOz and @bigleaguestew, on Twitter, along with the BLS Facebook page.

MLB video from Yahoo! Sports:

Related coverage on Yahoo! Sports:
Orioles get Scott Feldman in trade with Cubs
Andrew Brown's single lifts Mets over D-backs in 13
Coast Guard crew recalls Yasiel Puig's journey to freedom

View Comments (71)
  • Injured Stegmaier withdraws from Barclays, ending his season

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Brett Stegmaier has withdrawn from The Barclays with a wrist injury, ending his season. … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 minutes 55 seconds ago
  • Romero strikes out Ortiz to end it, Rays hold off Red Sox

    Romero strikes out Ortiz to end it, Rays hold off Red Sox

    ST .PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Enny Romero earned his first major league save, relieving with two outs in the ninth inning and fanning Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 2-1 win Wednesday and a four-game split with the Red Sox. … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 minutes ago
  • Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders

    Backers of a proposed NFL stadium said they've whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip and refuse to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will soon be home to the Raiders. … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • Reed, Laird share early lead at Barclays

    Reed, Laird share early lead at Barclays

    Two days after Reed broke the gavel during the ceremonial closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, the American kept a clean card and shot 5-under 66 to share the early lead with Martin Laird at The Barclays. Reed was dressed in a blue blazer … More »

    AP - Sports - 11 minutes ago
  • Lewis flirts with a 59, settles for 62 in Denmark

    Lewis flirts with a 59, settles for 62 in Denmark

    (Reuters) - England's Tom Lewis flirted with shooting the first ever 59 on the European Tour before settling for a nine-under-par 62 and a share of the first round lead at the Made in Denmark tournament in Farso on Thursday. Lewis had got to 12 … More »

    Reuters - 13 minutes ago