NEW YORK (AP) — A pitcher getting ejected for arguing balls and strikes — on his day off? And, from the stands?
Nationals star Stephen Strasburg earned one of baseball’s most unique ejections — probably ever — in the third inning of Washington’s game against the New York Mets on Thursday.READ MORE: 10-Year-Old Girl, 2 Men Injured In Shooting After Argument Breaks Out In West Baltimore, Police Say
Strasburg was sitting in Section 121 at Citi Field in this socially distant season because he’s scheduled to start Friday against Baltimore Orioles.
He was apparently unhappy with the strike zone of plate umpire Carlos Torres after Austin Voth’s 2-2 pitch to Pete Alonso on the outside corner was ruled a ball.
Moments later, Torres ejected last year’s World Series MVP, though it took a few seconds to realize who had been tossed.READ MORE: FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson's New COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use
Someone was heard yelling: “You’re (expletive) brutal” shortly before television cameras captured Strasburg doffing his cap as he walked up the staircase on his way out of the park.
“Sorry, folks — sorry, FCC,” Mets broadcaster Gary Cohen said on SNY.COVID-19 Latest: University Of Maryland Lifts Sequester-In-Place Order
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