Cards Lose Game, Holliday and Matheny Argues with Ump Afterward
CHICAGO • When it came to their emotions at Wrigley Field on Thursday, that empty feeling on the scoreboard ran a distant third for the Cardinals behind concern and explosive anger.
The Cardinals' 3-0 loss to the rival Cubs featured an injury to Matt Holliday early and what they perceived as an insult to Matt Adams later.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was ejected from the game after it was over because he confronted home plate umpire Dan Bellino about how the official waved away rookie Adams in the ninth inning after a called third strike.
Bellino and Matheny exchanged verbal lobs, and Matheny was restrained by crew chief Wally Bell.
Matheny made contact with the umpires as they sought to separate him from Bellino.
“It had more to do with the umpire and how he mistreated one of our players,” Matheny explained after the game. “It had everything to do with him going too far. You can't take your mask off and motion somebody away. We haven't had any trouble. We haven't been complaining all game long. He wanted to be seen so now he's going to be seen.”
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