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Why did Buck Showalter get suspended?


The Mets will be without their manager in their series opener with the defending World Series Champion Atlanta Braves on Monday night at Citi Field.

With just 19 minutes to go before first pitch, it was revealed that Buck Showalter received a one-game suspension

and undisclosed fine after Major League Baseball deemed pitcher Yoan Lopez threw at Phillies slugger Kyle Schwarber intentionally the night before

Lopez received a three-game suspension and undisclosed fine.

Mets bench coach Glenn Sherlock is expected to serve as Showalter's replacement against the Braves on Monday.

Lopez was issued a warning for throwing inside to Schwarber.

Lopez then hit Alec Bohm with a changeup, however, no ejections were made, despite the initial warning that was distributed

This incident occurred after Francisco Lindor was beaned in the thigh with a pitch in the eighth inning.

Lopez was optioned back to Triple-A Syracuse after the game.

This is the second time in five days that Lopez has been fined for throwing near a batter.