Phillies' Manuel ejected in 1st; 1 umpire missing
Washington's Bryce Harper was batting Friday with one runner on when he checked his swing on Kyle Kendrick's 3-1 pitch. Plate umpire Rob Drake called a ball, and Harper trotted to first. Catcher Carlos Ruiz pointed toward third base, in the hopes of appealing to an umpire.
One problem: There was no umpire at third base.
The umpiring crew was a man short - Joe West missed the game because of illness - and the umpire who normally would be near third had shifted to be near second while there was a runner on first.
Manuel came out to argue, and was tossed by Drake.