Mets fan knocks out Braves fan in fight at Citi Field


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The rivalry between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves in the National League East continued off the field as fans brawled Saturday night.

The fight took place in the seats down from the first base line. Video posted to Twitter showed a man wearing a Braves jersey dangling over a Citi Field security guard trying to hit two other men wearing Jacob deGrom jerseys.

After the Braves fan failed to really connect on a punch, one of the Mets fans swung back and appeared to knock the man out. One person could be heard shouting, “F— put it on!”

A New York Mets baseball cap on the dugout stairs before the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, May 10, 2022, in Washington, DC
(G Fiume/Getty Images)

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It is unclear what started the brouhaha.

The Mets beat the Braves in both games of their doubleheader on Saturday.

Francisco Lindor of the New York Mets watches the ball after scoring an RBI double in the sixth inning of Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, Aug. 6, 2022, in New York City.

Francisco Lindor of the New York Mets watches the ball after scoring an RBI double in the sixth inning of Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, Aug. 6, 2022, in New York City.
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Max Scherzer struck out 11 batters in Game 2 of the doubleheader to lead New York to a 6-2 victory in the evening game. In the afternoon game, Francisco Lindor added three RBIs and the Mets won the game, 8-5.

“They’re a great team, great roster,” Scherzer said of the Braves. “For us to show and bring the energy and go out there and beat them is great. It’s great to get those wins but it’s not over yet. We know how hard they can play well and they can get hot.”

New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer (21) teammates in the top five after hitting the seventh inning of Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, Aug. 6, 2022, in New York City.

New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer (21) teammates in the top five after hitting the seventh inning of Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, Aug. 6, 2022, in New York City.
(AP Photo/Jessie Alcheh)

The Mets took a 5.5-game lead in Newfoundland East and improved to 69-39. They are 30 games above .500 for the first time since finishing 97-65 in 2006.

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Mets manager Buck Showalter earned his 1,620th win to pass Ralph Houk for 20th on the all-time winning list.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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