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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was tossed by Chris Guccione after an apparent non-balk call.
In the top of the fourth inning in Thursday night’s contest between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles, manager Joe Girardi was ejected after a balk was not called on opposing pitcher Kevin Gausman.
Girardi stormed through the dugout after umpire Chris Guccione did not pick up on a balk that the Yankee manager thought should have been called. If called, Starlin Castro would have been granted the right to score but unfortunately for New York that wasn’t the case.
After barking throughout Carlos Beltran’s at bat, Guccione tossed Girardi causing a feisty screaming match at Camden Yards.
It was Girardi’s first ejection of 2016, and his first since June 7th of last year. He has been ejected 31 times in his career, 28 as a manager, 27 as the Yankees manager, and one time as a Yankee player in 1999.
The Yankees’ bench coach, Rob Thompson, will take over the managerial duties for the rest of the rubber game.