Nolan Arenado nearly connected for a couple of huge hits.
Furious with a fastball that buzzed behind his back, the Colorado slugger immediately charged the mound. And he came out wildly swinging at pitcher Luis Perdomo.
Arenado's rush set off a heated fracas in the third inning that led to five ejections during a testy game in which the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 6-4 on Wednesday.
"They thought they had to do something," Arenado said. "I thought I had to do something, too. That's kind of why I went out there."
Perdomo flung his glove at the bolting Arenado and missed. Arenado then threw a couple of big punches at the backpedaling...