Joe Maddon ejected from Cubs-Padres game (Video)
Maddon’s Cubs were up 4-2 in the seventh when the controversial call occurred at Wrigley Field. Pitcher Brian Schlitter had Wil Myers 0-2 and threw a fastball low for what looked like strike three. The Cubs did not get the strike call, and instead the count became 1-2. Myers took the next pitch deep to center for a game-winning 3-run home run.
When Maddon came out, he absolutely lost it on homeplate umpire Sam Holbrook and blamed the umpire for costing them all five runs in the 5-4 loss.
The game did not go the Cubs’ way in more than one aspect. Prized prospect Kris Bryant batted cleanup in his major league debut and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in a disappointing effort.