Gabe Kapler got his money’s worth on first career ejection
Gabe Kapler on Saturday was ejected for the first time in his managerial career, and he sure got his money’s worth.
The Philadelphia Phillies manager was upset after Scott Kingery was called out on an 0-2 pitch that hit him in the hand during the Phillies’ 5-3 loss to the Miami Marlins. Kingery turned on an 0-2 pitch but held up, and the ball ended up hitting him in the hand.
Kapler was furious that Kingery had been called out by Chris Guccione as if he had swung at the pitch and missed. He wanted the play to be reviewed and went nuts when nothing happened. He even began kicking dirt on the umpires’ shoes, a totally old-school move.
Gabe Kapler is FIRED UP and is ejected from the game for the first time in his managerial career.
He receives a standing ovation from the crowd as he walks off the field. pic.twitter.com/mtCzO5VgSY
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) June 22, 2019
Kapler had every reason to be upset. That was simply a blown call by the umpires.
Kapler’s Phillies entered Sunday 39-37 on the season. This is Kapler’s second season as the team’s manager.