Matt Kemp, Umpire Take a Tumble After Benches Clear in Padres-Braves Game

By Mike Cardillo

Julio Teheran hit Matt Kemp with a high pitch during the first inning of today’s Padres-Braves game in Atlanta. Kemp started walking up the line and words were exchanged, prompting both benches to clear. During the incident, home plate umpire Jordan Baker tried to hold and or block Kemp from getting to Teheran. Somebody slipped and the pair tumbled to the ground.

Padres announcer Dick Enberg hinted the hostilities stemmed from a hard Derek Norris slide into Andrelton Simmons.

Warning were issued to both dugouts but neither team saw anyone ejected.