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Phillies Kyle Schwarber Ejected From Loss to Brewers



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Philadelphia Phillies slugger Kyle Schwarber was ejected from Sunday’s 1-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers as his frustrations regarding the strike zone eventually boiled over during the ninth inning.

Schwarber got into it with home plate umpire Angel Hernandez after striking out during the final frame, slamming his bat to the ground of the batter’s box and throwing his helmet just before confronting Hernandez.

Phillies manager Joe Girardi would eventually come out and take over Schwarber’s case.

“I’m not here to bury anyone, but it wasn’t very good,” Schwarber said after the game (h/t ESPN). “You wish … I don’t know how to really say it. It just wasn’t very good. Guys were doing a really good job tonight of not saying much. It just got to me to where I was going to stick up for some other guys.”

The Brewers seem to have seen the same things Schwarber did.

“Everybody saw the game and everybody saw that he was at least consistent for both teams. I’m not gonna say he was good because he wasn’t, but at least he was consistent for both teams,” Brewers catcher Omar Narvaez said. “Sometimes you just got to adjust and not leave the decision to the umpire.”

“It was a consistently big zone. It was just a little big in a lot of areas,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “I think Schwarber said it was big on both sides. And there was bound to be somebody upset when it’s like that.”



Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.