Cardinals 3B coach Oquendo ejected

Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo has been ejected for

arguing balls and strikes in the sixth inning.

Oquendo jogged down the line after plate umpire Lance Barnett

called a pitch from the Pirates’ James McDonald that appeared to be

a borderline outside strike for a 2-2 count on Jon Jay on Friday

night. Oquendo kicked dirt on the plate after getting tossed, then

put himself between Barnett and manager Mike Matheny in a game the

Cardinals trailed 2-0.

First base coach Chris Maloney moved to third and bench coach

Mike Aldrete moved to first.