Orioles manager Brandon Hyde was ejected in the fifth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers for arguing balls and strikes.
Home-plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt tossed Hyde after Ryan O’Hearn struck out looking against ace Corbin Burnes with one out in the fifth inning as the Orioles trailed 4-0.
Hyde appeared to chirp at Wendelstedt from the dugout after O’Hearn was rung up. After he was ejected, Hyde went out to home plate to argue with the 25-year veteran umpire, who received criticism for his strike zone in Friday’s game between the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers. The low-and-in cutter that O’Hearn struck out on was charted as a strike on Baseball Savant.
“I just thought the strike zone was a little big,” Hyde said. “They were getting some calls on the balls down. There were a handful of balls that I thought were borderline that we weren’t getting, and so, I guess Hunter didn’t appreciate it.”
Burnes pitched eight shutout innings, allowing just two hits while striking out nine, to hand the Orioles a 10-2 defeat.
The ejection is Hyde’s second of the season; the first was April 10 against the Oakland Athletics after center fielder Cedric Mullins was tossed. Hyde has been ejected 11 times in his five years as Orioles manager.
Source: Berkshire mont