Prince Fielder and Manny Parra Get into Altercation, Crew Drops Second Straight

Travis WackerCorrespondent IAugust 4, 2008

Milwaukee first baseman Prince Fielder and left handed pitcher Manny Parra got into a bit of an altercation Monday night during the Brewers 6-3 loss in Cincinnati.

Prince used those muscles pictured above to shove southpaw Parra during a run-in in the top of the seventh as Parra was lifted for a pinch-hitter. Parra and Fielder were walking side-by-side and then just a second after Parra hit the bench with his jacket, Fielder shoved him into the bench. Prince was quickly pulled away by teammates and held down by Ryan Braun and Ray Durham.

As that was happening, pinch-hitter Russell Branyan struck out.

Cincinnati's scoring was highlighted by a Jay Bruce two-run homer in the home half of the sixth. Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo had also hit a two-run double in the fifth inning.

The Brewers didn't play that bad though. Ryan Braun hit is 30th bomb of the year in the eighth to complete the scoring. Center fielder Mike Cameron also homered, his 17th of the season.

The weather in the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs game helped the Crew stay one game back in the NL Central as the Astros-Cubs game got called in the eighth due to rain. This was the second rain delay of the game. The 'Stros won 2-0.

Meanwhile, the St. Louis Cardinals gained a half-game on Milwaukee and Chicago as the Cards were idle on Monday.

Game two of this series will see Dave Bush (5-9, 4.69 ERA) take the mound for the Brew Crew as the Reds will give Edinson Volquez (13-4, 2.71 ERA) the nod. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. Eastern Time.