Video: Yankees' Brett Gardner Ejected over Cameron Maybin Strikeout

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistAugust 10, 2019

TORONTO, ONTARIO - AUGUST 9: Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees is held back by manager Aaron Boone as he argues with umpires while playing the Toronto Blue Jays  in the fourth inning during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on August 9, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)
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New York Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner was apparently a wronged man after he was ejected in the fourth inning of Friday's 8-2 defeat to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Home plate umpire Chris Segal sent Gardner to the clubhouse for arguing balls and strikes from the dugout during Mike Tauchman's at-bat. The only problem was, Gardner vehemently claimed he wasn't the guilty party:

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So Mike Tauchman takes a strike...and Brett Gardner gets ejected? That's what happened, and if this game can get any crazier, you can watch it here: https://t.co/i6xvpsa0pF https://t.co/V5VQ2SHOuj

Gardner further expressed his frustration following the loss and questioned whether Segal would face repercussions for his mistake:

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Brett Gardner was not quite as diplomatic as his skipper when asked about his fourth-inning ejection. #YANKSonYES https://t.co/RurPF2u5bw

According to the New York Post's Ken Davidoff, Cameron Maybin struck out immediately preceding Tauchman's at-bat on a slider "that appeared low." Television cameras showed Gardner hitting his bat off the top of the Yankees dugout to show his disgust, but he didn't verbalize anything about the strike call.

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