Hopefully, like they handle it in any other game/situation.
It's amusing to me to read posts from a community that practically explodes in disapproval every time a pitcher throws at a batter...or even appears to be. Now, the same community seemingly can't wait for a Houston batter to be thrown at (not suggesting you personally, but by the tone/tenor, and explicit remarks from many.)
I guess we're seeing where the threshold lies to justify throwing at batters. It's when WE feel offended.
I think there is a difference between condoning a pitcher intentionally hitting a batter, which I do not, and wondering if it will or expecting it to happen, because of the circumstances, despite not condoning it. Players are pissed, rightfully so, but I hope the retribution isn’t this because of the potential for very serious injury, but I do have a feeling it will happen unless more serious fines and/or punishment is levied. I’m not sure how you can walk back the immunity already given, but the Astros players are being pretty slow to acknowledge wrong-doing and to admitting to what degree, imo.
That said, there are some posters here who enjoy the aspect of players taking matters into their own hands and using an intentional plunking to right a wrong, real or ‘unwritteningly’ perceived.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”