Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was ejected by plate umpire Jim
Joyce on Monday night after Albert Pujols took a called third
strike for the second out of the eighth inning against the San
Pujols took a step toward first base after the 3-2 pitch at the
knees, then turned and jumped in frustration after Joyce punched
him out. La Russa came out to get the slugger and as he turned
toward the dugout, said something to Joyce and was ejected. The
score was tied at 1.
It was La Russa’s eighth game back since missing six games to be
treated for shingles.