• Harper ejected for arguing checked-swing call

    Summary of 7 articles · Updated May 6, 2013
    PITTSBURGH Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper has been ejected by third base umpire John Hirschbeck for arguing a checked-swing third strike. One could dig for reasons why Harper was ejected and Fielder wasn't, but the fact remains that a 20-year-old was ejected for arguing a called third strike by an ump with almost 30 years of Major League experience and a 28-year-old was not ejected for arguing a called third strike by an ump with almost three years of Major League experience. We got the 'W...
    • Bryce Harper ejected by John Hirschbeck, but he finds his cool later

      An umpire ejected Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals for the second time in his career Sunday afternoon after he argued a check-swing call for strike three in the first inning. At first glance, third-base umpire John Hirschbeck seemed to be the ag…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • A tale of two disputed strikeouts -- but just one ejection

      One could dig for reasons why Bryce Harper was ejected on Sunday while Prince Fielder wasn't on Saturday, but the fact remains that a 20-year-old was ejected for arguing a third strike by an ump with almost 30 years of Major League experience and a 28-y…
      Source: MLB.com
    • Gio settles in, benefits from pair of Nats homers

      It's safe to say that left-hander Gio Gonzalez was a lucky pitcher on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park. After getting off to a slow start, Gonzalez pitched solid six innings and helped the Nationals defeat the Pirates, 6-2.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Harper tossed for arguing third-strike call

      Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper was ejected in the first inning after striking out against the Pirates at PNC Park on Sunday afternoon.
      Source: MLB.com
  • Players vs. umpires: These players didn't get the calls they wanted, b…

    These players didn't get the calls they wanted, but that doesn't mean they were wrong, writes Cliff Corcoran. Watch these six player vs. umpire incidents and judge for yourself.
    Source: CNNSI.com

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