Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and manager Matt Williams were ejected for the second time in less than week after the pair were thrown out Wednesday night against the Yankees.
In the bottom of the third inning of the Yankees-Nationals games, Yankees pitcher Adam Warren’s pitch to Harper appeared to be a bit on the low side, but home plate umpire Marvin Hudson called it a strike.
That’s when Harper stepped out of the batter’s box and had some words for Hudson. Hudson told him to step back into the box, and Harper obliged by sticking his toe in the box which pissed off Hudson and led to Harper getting ejected
Harper was mad at strike call and mad when Hudson told him to get in box. So Harper stuck toe in box, which irked Hudson and caused ejection
— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) May 21, 2015
Nationals manager Matt Williams wasn’t too happy with Harper’s ejection and went full Lou Pinella and started kicking some dirt around.
Matt Williams channels his inner Lou Piniella. pic.twitter.com/dSzfrx52ON
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) May 21, 2015
In the umpire’s defense Harper was giving him attitude but fans have to be disappointed when they pay a ton of money to watch a star player like Harper get ejected early in the game for something so minor.