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Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Orioles, Game 3
« Topic Start: May 18, 2008, 12:30:30 PM »
SMH. Flores got thrown out yesterday for asking the umpire where the pitch was.

Catcher Jesus Flores has been getting the job done for the Nationals. He is hitting .367 with one home run and seven RBIs. By being so productive, manager Manny Acta put Flores in the sixth spot of the lineup on Saturday against the Orioles.

"He has been tremendous for us. He has had quality at-bats in almost every outing that he has had," Acta said.

Flores went 0-for-2 and ended up being ejected by home-plate umpire Tim McClelland in the sixth inning. Flores' back was turned when McClelland made his decision.

"I'm really surprised," Flores said. "I just asked, 'Where was that pitch?' He just threw me out of the game. There was nothing I could do about it. It was the third time I asked him, but I wasn't mad."

McClelland wasn't available for comment, but Acta felt the ejection was uncalled for.

"Flores is a kid who has impeccable conduct, not only with me, but the coaches, players and every one around the league," Acta said. "I don't know what happened there."