Sabathia And Girardi Ejected In Yankees Win
On Sunday afternoon, CC Sabathia and Joe Girardi were both ejected from the Yankees winner against the Los Angeles Angels for arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Dan Bellino.
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding MLB umpires regarding the inconsistency of strikes and balls this season. ESPN baseball analyst Buster Olney, told Armen and Levack on Thursday that automated strike zone is "inevitable".
After Sabathia retired the sixth, the left-hander pointed his glove at Bellino and began yelling at the umpire as he walked off the mound. Sabathia wasn't happy with Bellino's inconsistent management of the strike zone.
Yankees Manager Joe Girardi, came flying out of the dug out to support his pitcher, seconds later as he kicked dirt at the inconsistent ump, he himself was ejected.
Sabathia pitched one of his better outings of the season, pitching six innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits while walking one and striking out seven. Sabathia, also achieved his 2,500th strike out.