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Mets’ Starling Marte “didn’t say anything” to the umpire that warranted ejection

After a strikeout in the fourth inning, the Mets were in right field Starling Marte was ejected by home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez for arguing balls and strikes in Monday night’s 3-1 loss to the Cleveland Guardians.

After the game, Marte provided some context about what happened.

“I didn’t say anything to him that would force him to throw me out of the game. I just told him I wasn’t happy with the pitches, which he called strikes. Finally, I made a motion with my hands and he just threw me.” out of the game,” he said.

With two outs and a runner on first base and New York trailing 2-1, Marte had a six-pitch at-bat that ended on a called strike three into the top outside corner, leaving the outfielder disgruntled. Marte exchanged a few words with Gonzalez after the (correct) call before returning to the dugout and everything seemed fine.

However, when Marte ran back onto the field in the bottom half of the inning, Gonzalez called him up and threw him out of the game.

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“I was surprised he sent me out of there,” Marte said. “I felt like at that point I had a case to tell him what was going on and I felt like at that point in the game he had called a lot of bad pitches, so when that happens, and in the situation that we When I came back in, I felt like it was appropriate to say something to him, but yeah, I was definitely surprised that he sent me out of there.

Tyrone Taylor came in to play right field and took Marte’s spot in the lineup, batting fifth.

The 35-year-old finished his night 0-for-2 with a strikeout and an odd 1-6-5-3 double play on a comebacker with a runner on second base in the second inning, where JD Martinez got into a rundown before Marte was tagged out at first base.

“I saw that JD was in the rundown and I saw that if he stayed in that rundown I could go there to second place, but when I saw that he went back to second place I knew I had to get back and I was just too far off base and he took me out,” Marte said.

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