MLB Umpires Ripped For Allowing The Yankees To Coax Them Into Ejecting A Blue Jays Pitcher

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  • Pitcher Yimi Garcia was ejected from action between the Yankees and Blue Jays
  • Fans are critical of the call, which seemed to be swayed from the reaction of the home team
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The matchup between the Yankees and Blue Jays was an instant AL East classic.

The game ended with a three-run walk off home run from New York’s Aaron Judge, sending the Yankees home with a 6-5 victory. The win bolstered their lead in the division race as they improved to an MLB best 21-8 on the year.

The contest had fireworks, drama, and a few ejections. Everything you’d want in the perfect baseball game. Unfortunately, those ejections are now being called into question by Toronto fans.

It’s never fun when MLB umpires unnecessarily make themselves a part of the game, but it happened on Tuesday.

In the sixth inning of action, with the game tied 3-3, Blue Jays pitcher Yimi Garcia plunked Josh Donaldson. At first look, it appeared to be a pitch that just got away from Garcia. I mean, you typically don’t want to purposely put runners on base late in a tie game. Especially considering the Yankees already had a runner on first base.

But after an eruption from both the Yankees dugout and the home crowd, umpires gathered for a conference call.

Garcia was then tossed, which caused the pitching coach to storm onto the field. He was quickly ejected, too.

Take a look.

This wouldn’t be the end of the drama. Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo was tossed an inning later after a Yankees pitcher went up and in on Bo Bichette. Montoyo was wondering why there was no conference call following that pitch.

Blue Jays fans were not happy, and the fact that they wound up losing in dramatic fashion probably didn’t help. Take a look at the social media reaction below.

MLB umpires ripped for allowing the Yankees to coax them into an ejection

It certainly seems that the reaction is what persuaded the umpires to eject Toronto players and coaches, especially given the situation of the game. And then, for the Blue Jays’ manager to be tossed after doing exactly what the Yankees dugout did one inning prior made it look even worse.

The machines could be coming sooner than we think.