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

Kansas City.

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.