Cardinals manager Matheny ejected
St. Louis manager Mike Matheny has been ejected by home plate
umpire Kerwin Danley in the first inning of Saturday’s game against
It was the second ejection of the season for the first-year
manager; the first was April 24 at Chicago.
The umpiring crew, after a three-minute conference, ruled that
St. Louis pitcher Joe Kelly did not catch a line drive from Eric
Hosmer. Kelly, who felt he caught the ball before it hit the
ground, threw to first and then immediately took a return throw and
fired to second for what was initially ruled a triple play. The
umpires, led by crew chief Dana DeMuth, met and reversed the
ruling, indicating the ball first hit the ground.