Lugo ejected by umpire Joe West
Baltimore Orioles second baseman Julio Lugo was ejected by plate
umpire Joe West after throwing an elbow guard over his head
following a fifth-inning strikeout in Tuesday night’s game against
After taking a called third strike for the third out, Lugo threw
his bat and helmet to the ground. As he was walking toward his
defensive position, Lugo removed the guard on his left arm, which
he threw over his head and it ended up in the batter’s box.
West then threw Lugo out of the game. The infielder returned to
the plate area and was restrained by first base coach John
Orioles manager Buck Showalter left the dugout and had a short
conversion with West.
Lugo started in place of Brian Roberts, who didn’t feel well
before the game and was a late scratch from the starting