Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt was ejected in the third inning of Monday’s game against Washington for arguing with home-plate umpire Bill Hohn.
With Houston trailing 4-1, Oswalt missed the strike zone with a 2-2 pitch to Josh Willingham. He looked toward the first-base line and yelled something, though it was unclear if Oswalt was snapping at Hohn or chastising himself.
Hohn took off his mask and yelled back at Oswalt. The pitcher responded, "I ain’t talking to you!” Hohn then ejected Oswalt. Catcher Humberto Quintero confronted the umpire and Houston manager Brad Mills came out to join the conversation.
Oswalt has acknowledged his frustration with the Astros’ dismal start and about two weeks ago, his agent asked the team to trade him.