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Angels-Rangers: Should John Lackey Have Been Ejected?

Published by on May 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

John Lackey was ejected by home plate umpire Bob Davidson after two pitches in the Rangers' 5-3 win on Saturday.

Los Angeles Angels pitcher John Lackey threw two pitches yesterday before being ejected by home plate umpire Bob Davidson. The first pitch was behind the back of Ian Kinsler, similar to the one thrown recently by White Sox closer Bobby Jenks. The second pitch hit Kinsler in the ribs.

Lackey said he was rusty after being out of action and had no intention of hitting Kinsler. Angels manager Mike Scioscia ran on the field to protest the ejection but to no avail.

Luckily for Lackey, the Angels had scored in the top half of the first inning, so he didn’t get the loss when the Rangers sco...

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