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An irate David Ross ejected after controversial calls in San Diego

12 months agoAndy Martinez

David Ross’ night ended early on Monday in San Diego.

Ross was ejected in the bottom of the 2nd inning against San Diego after arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi.

Cuzzi had called strikes on a handful of pitches outside the zone against the Cubs in the first two innings of the game. In the bottom of the 2nd, Cubs’ starter Kyle Hendricks threw a pitch that was called a ball, leading to a 2-0 count on Padres’ catcher Gary Sánchez. The pitch was near where some of the other pitches that were called strikes.

Ross began arguing and was ejected. He continued to let Cuzzi know his thoughts before he left the dugout.

Later in the at-bat, Sánchez cranked a 2-run home run on a 2-2 call that gave the Padres a 2-0 lead. The Padres added another pair of runs in the inning.

Watch the full sequence above. 

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