Showalter ejected

Orioles manager Buck Showalter was ejected two outs into the sixth inning of Sunday’s game against the Angels for arguing balls and strikes. Showalter was tossed immediately upon coming on the field by home plate umpire Angel Campos, after the O’s manager came out to voice his displeasure on the first strike called on Nick Markakis.

Replays showed the first pitch by Angels starter Dan Haren was outside, in the other batter’s box, and Showalter spoke with Campos and crew chief Dale Scott for several minutes after he was ejected. It was Showalter’s first ejection of the season — the 20th of his career — and comes on the heels of him voicing his displeasure over the strike zone in the first two games of the series.

At the time Showalter was tossed, the Orioles were down 1-0.  Markakis struck out for the second consecutive at-bat, stranding a runner at first.

2 Comments

Good move Buck. That why I call him Kick Ass Markakis. He’s tough to nget out. Let’s hope that performance yesterday brings him out of his slump for good. Now if only Reynolds would start hitting. He looks like he’s never seen Major League pitching before. Pitching has to get better for the starters. JJ is officially the man.

Great move by Buck. May have influenced the non-strike call on Andino’s at bat in the 10th where he ultimately walked and scored the winning run.

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