Red Sox’ Pedroia Ejected In Ninth

August 8, 2012 12:00 AM
Red Sox’ Pedroia Ejected In Ninth
" BOSTON (CBS) – Always known as a fiery one, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had plenty to say to first base umpire Paul Nauert Tuesday night after being rung up on a check swing in the eighth inning of Boston’s 6-3 loss to Texas.

It was a 5-3 Rangers with one out in the bottom of the eighth when Nauert called Pedroia out on a questionable third strike. While it appeared as though Pedroia had obviously held his swing, Nauert rung him up.

He then had to hear the second baseman bark at him for the remainder of the top of the eighth. The jawing continued after Pedroia took the field for the top of the ninth, and Nauert had had enough. He tossed Pedroia following David Murphy’s hit by pitch for his second career ejection.

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Manager Bobby Valentine tried to join Pedroia in the clubhouse, but to no avail.

“It looked like he checked his swing from our vantage point,” said Valentine. “Then Adrian (Gonzalez) hits one off the wall, of course. You can’t get it back.”

“I was pretty angry and supporting my guy,” said the Sox manager "

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