Photo: Eric Espada/Getty Images
Photo: Eric Espada/Getty Images

Clubhouse repaired following Sean Newcomb’s extinguisher blowup  

The mess in the visitors clubhouse at Marlins Park made by a punctured fire extinguisher was cleaned up before Sunday's series finale against the Atlanta Braves

After giving up the winning run in the 10th inning of Saturday night’s, 7-6, loss, Braves starter-turned-reliever Sean Newcomb kicked a metal trash can that slammed into a fire extinguisher hanging nearby on the tunnel wall between the dugout and clubhouse. The extinguisher popped open and a large fan helped send a cloud of dust into the team’s clubhouse.

The damage pushed players out into the ballpark’s basement hallways, their clothes covered as the powder material spread. The jerseys, hats, everybody — from players to coaches to reporters to organization employees — was masked after the explosion.

A cleanup crew stayed until early Sunday morning removing the dust. One worker told the Associated Press Newcomb apologized and offered to pay for any damage. 

Newcomb on Sunday was part of a bullpen effort that helped protect a one-run advantage to seal the win in the series finale.

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