Yeah wpa, Lannan hit Utley on an 0-2 pitch and then hit Howard on the very next pitch but considering there was one out in the 5th and we were down 1 there was no way he was doing it intentionally. The moron umpire tossed him immediately and then after having a talk with Manny he tossed Acta while Acta was standing on the mound.
I don't think Lannan even threw the ball that hard against either batter. Since he's left-handed, it comes in at an angle from the left and that's where the lefty batter was. After the 2nd HBP Lannan kind of held his left arm out and dropped it, to indicate to the batter and the ump that it was NOT intentional. The TV guys were all over the ump for over-reacting. Lannan has 40 family members in the stands, who only found out last night he'd be making his MLB debut here, since he was expected to start in NY Saturday. Manny kept his cool but must have said something on the mound after he'd talked to the ump that pissed the ump off, ejecting him. Manny NEVER blew up; he maintains his rep as a manager who keeps his cool.