Jonathan Papelbon is a lighting rod. Always has been and always will be. We got a glimpse of that last night in Baltimore as the Orioles hosted the Nats.
Papelbon was on the hill and threw in the vicinity of the head of Manny Machado. He followed that up with another high-and-tight heater a few pitches later.
WSH RHP Papelbon has received a 3-gm suspension for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Manny Machado. pic.twitter.com/TfgCgtmDA6
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) September 25, 2015