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#pounditWednesday, December 2, 2020

Joe Maddon ejected from Cubs-Padres game (Video)

Joe Maddon CubsJoe Maddon was ejected during the seventh inning of Friday’s Cubs-Padres game after getting furious with the umpires for missing a big call prior to a home run that cost his team.

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.

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